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The cultural contrast I saw between religions...
by Robert Duvall

The cultural contrast I saw between religions...
Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever.
Protestants in general say things to God directly.
- Robert Duvall

You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play.
- Robert Duvall

I always thought of myself as a later bloomer,
so I like some of my work more later than earlier.
- Robert Duvall

High Noon is a pretty corny movie.
- Robert Duvall

 

Around my own friends, I like to mess around.
- Robert Duvall

We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have
to tear pages out of the Bible.
- Robert Duvall

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right.
If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment,
but you want it to be as real as possible.
- Robert Duvall

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I don't have many people showing up at my door.
Very few people come out.
When they do, I get a little suspicious.
I live way up on a hill, way, way back in the country.
- Robert Duvall

I wouldn't mind starting to ride some more if I had
a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day.
- Robert Duvall

You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.
- Robert Duvall

I like to do things that I develop from the ground up.
- Robert Duvall

Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as
a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
- Robert Duvall

It's a cyclical thing.
When they make one, everyone loves them.
Different genres come around in succession.
People always welcome the western.
It's America's genre.
- Robert Duvall

We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and,
in between, what do you do? There's got to be something hereafter.
- Robert Duvall

The greatest king of Israel, King David,
the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in
battle so that he could sleep with his wife.
- Robert Duvall

Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
- Robert Duvall

My father's people...
are from Fairfax in northern Virginia,
just across the Mason-Dixon line.
So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general.
- Robert Duvall

It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.
- Robert Duvall

Today, everything has to be made by committee,
and has to have special effects, but there's always room for good films.
- Robert Duvall

I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool.
I like the business.
I like to do different parts and diverse characters.
I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
- Robert Duvall

Very often some of the religious miracle plays you
see on television can be very corny,
I find.
And so simplistic.
- Robert Duvall

The money part is one of the most difficult things.
Coppola always said I should do a tango movie.
If it hadn't been for him, I don't know where we would have gotten the money.
- Robert Duvall

I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning.
- Robert Duvall

My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.
- Robert Duvall

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay.
If you are saved and accept the Lord,
you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
- Robert Duvall

Too many people think that economics is this subject
that should wait until the university level.
But it can't wait that long.
- Robert Duvall

God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill
them with the Holy Ghost.
- Robert Duvall

I'm better than Olivier.
- Robert Duvall

There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.
- Robert Duvall

You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music,
culture, the two races, the literature,
and it's so rich.
- Robert Duvall

To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.
- Robert Duvall

Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad,
but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
- Robert Duvall

Although it wasn't that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.
- Robert Duvall

You are the most powerful cultural force in the world.
- William J. Clinton

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage
is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the
senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish
Cultural Center in Buenos Aires,
Argentina.
- Tom Lantos

For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the
coarse are becoming our cultural norms,
even our cultural ideal.
- Carl Bernstein

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural
habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals.
They are two separate worlds.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

The U.N.
acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five
percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social,
economic, educational and cultural fields.
- Shirley Temple

For decades engineers have stood accused that their
buildings do not have any cultural value.
We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
- Fritz Todt

We've got to find ways of confronting the issues that divide -
and at the heart of cultural issues,
you often find religions.
- George Carey

The theory of cultural bias...
is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization.
It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
- Mary Douglas

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic,
love is the key element.
I really love to play with different musicians who
come from different cultural backgrounds.
- John McLaughlin

The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that
just stops you when you have ideas like combining The
Red Desert with an armored car heist movie.
- Steven Soderbergh

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological
or cultural differences our gender and national origins
may and will make a difference in our judging.
- Sonia Sotomayor

We are losing our living systems, social systems,
cultural systems, governing systems,
stability,
and our constitutional health, and we're surrendering it all at the same time.
- Paul Hawken

Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably
emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
- Marshall McLuhan

Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus,
which in fact has got a hold of them.
As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison
that is out of their control.
- Robert Smithson

We only exist in terms of how we think we exist.
Meaning every cultural development is fabricated and can be fabricated.
- Thom Mayne

Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers,
they had to break new ground.
I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit.
- Tom Cochrane

If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars,
it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong
and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
- Eleanor Clift

We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality,
and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice.
That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers.
- Neil Tennant

Our mission, is to publish books on social and cultural issues,
including books on law related to those areas.
We are not looking for books on, say,
tax policy, etc.
- Thomas Spence

In order to keep anything cultural, logical,
or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.
- Ani DiFranco

Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes
his own limits on an art exhibition,
rather than asking an artist to set his limits.
- Robert Smithson

Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
- Jack Kent Cooke

Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's
art industry as a core reason for visiting.
- Gavin Newsom

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns
of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary
mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
- Norman Spinrad

So the same cultural and political issues that divided
us in 1968 are still dividing us.
- Russell Banks

Schools are really bad now.
Schools are not only bad in reading,
writing and arithmetic,
they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art.
They don't teach you anything.
- John Kricfalusi

We recognize that the arts are an essential part of
San Francisco's cultural vitality.
- Gavin Newsom

But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc,
there is the danger of making difficult the Church's
contact with all those outside the bloc.
- Karl Lehmann

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
- Jacques Barzun

People who bowl vote.
Bowlers are not the cultural elite.
- Dan Quayle

There are cultural issues everywhere -
in Bangladesh,
Latin America, Africa, wherever you go.
But somehow when we talk about cultural differences,
we magnify those differences.
- Muhammad Yunus

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve
the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and
strengthens this community -
and this nation.
- Cesar Chavez

More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating,
and we're getting much more interesting art as a result.
- Damon Albarn


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