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Everybody's a filmmaker today. ...
by John Milius

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

Related topics: Movies

I also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry.
- John Milius

I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on.
Just heavy and leaden.
- John Milius

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
- John Milius

 

You know, I find it very strange when movies that I
made that were just excoriated -
I mean that I was just vilified for -
are now looked at as classics.
- John Milius

A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization.
- John Milius

No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller,
or you're not.
- John Milius

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Matter of fact, the style that people use today,
I invented in a way.
- John Milius

I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%,
you know? I think it's just that he has never...
he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him.
- John Milius

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to
have been the darling of critics or something,
but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
- John Milius

Most of the good executives do pretty well.
Because to be a good executive you have to be strong,
and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about -
courage.
- John Milius

I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.
- John Milius

Also, they don't understand - writing is language.
The use of language.
The language to create image, the language to create drama.
It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
- John Milius

I mean, the old film critics just excoriated me.
- John Milius

Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

The filmmakers always have a great level of control.
- John Milius

I've always been able to survive by writing,
though.
- John Milius

You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip...
The people that really pass judgment on you really
have nothing to do with what you do,
usually.
- John Milius

I've always had trouble with authority.
- John Milius

Films are always pretentious.
There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker.
- John Milius

Most artists think they're frauds anyway.
- John Milius

'm a general, I do something.
I go out and fight wars and win them.
- John Milius

Writing requires a great deal of skill,
just like painting does.
People don't want to learn those skills.
- John Milius

A lot of directors don't know what they want to do.
Every director I've seen that was a good director that
I've admired knew exactly what he wanted to do.
They didn't sit there and think about it.
- John Milius

Yeah, I think that's it...
It's like Jesse James.
He became really popular because he lasted so long.
You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact
that time will dignify anything,
too.
- John Milius

Yeah, there's absolutely.
I mean, remember when The Searchers came out,
it was a relatively big hit for a Western,
and I think it made 5 million bucks -
I don't even think it made that.
- John Milius

I became a loner.
I became a mountain man.
A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work,
help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact,
but they don't make it very easy to live your life.
- John Milius

There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity
today that there wasn't back in the days when they did 'Cleopatra,'
where everything looked like a giant motel.
People want to have it be authentic in the look,
and authentic in the way people behave.
- John Milius

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Everybody is a teenage idol.
- Barry Gibb

Everybody knows how to raise children,
except the people who have them.
- P. J. O'Rourke

When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody
celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
- Gloria Stuart

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

Everybody's a dreamer.
- John Lithgow

No one knows what's next, but everybody does it.
- George Carlin

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Everybody likes a compliment.
- Abraham Lincoln

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
- Finley Peter Dunne

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

There is only one boss.
The customer.
And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down,
simply by spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else.
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
- Ken Venturi

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be.
Everybody has their own path.
It's laid out for you.
It's just up to you to walk it.
- Justin Timberlake

I don't want any yes-men around me.
I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.
- Samuel Goldwyn

And, you know, when you are a kid, everybody wants to be an actor.
I think that everybody wants to be in show business,
frankly.
- Brent Spiner

Everybody was tellin' me that I had to do something different,
and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit.
I still love some rock 'n' roll too.
- Johnny Winter

Everybody's over here to make money for themselves.
- Betty Hill

My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -
everybody drinks water.
- Marilyn French

Everybody likes Brazil and we want the Brazilians to come out.
- Alan Hansen

Now there is a new group every week;
it seems like everybody and anybody can get into the charts.
- Barry Gibb

But I just think as a captain, everybody's different.
- Mark Messier

She was trusted and valued by her father,
loved and courted by all dogs, cats,
children,
and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.
- Anne Bronte


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