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For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma,
by Sydney Pollack

For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma,
who could be president 40 years ago,
and who was a deserving president,
I don't know that George Washington would be a president today,
I don't know that Abe Lincoln would,
I don't know that Roosevelt would.
- Sydney Pollack

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

 

I mean, the truth of the matter is, I like the failures
as much as I like the successes,
it's only the world that doesn't like the failures.
- Sydney Pollack

Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director.
- Sydney Pollack

But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia,
all over Europe, all over the United States,
Mexico, but not Hollywood.
- Sydney Pollack

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I didn't believe that I'd ever be lucky enough to be
able to make a living as an actor.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something,
it's pretty hard to pick favorites.
- Sydney Pollack

The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are
the reasons for its failure.
- Sydney Pollack

Film is a collective experience, as you know.
- Sydney Pollack

Well, there's no question that a good script is an absolutely essential,
maybe the essential thing for a movie.
- Sydney Pollack

You know, essentially when you do a play you're reinterpreting
a work of art that already exists.
That's not what happens with a movie.
- Sydney Pollack

Well, the wonderful thing about making movies,
oddly enough, is that they're sort of highly motivated
graduate studies in one or another field.
- Sydney Pollack

I personally have never made a movie in Hollywood,
because I don't want to get up in my own bed and then go to the movie set,
and then come home at night to my real life.
- Sydney Pollack

I've produced my own films for twenty years now -
it means I have to talk to less people.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly writing, painting,
photography,
dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every
art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
- Sydney Pollack

You don't normally do another presentation of All About Eve.
You do one All About Eve, and that's it.
- Sydney Pollack

Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest,
in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies,
you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
- Sydney Pollack

Reading a novel of a private experience,
very, very different, the nature of it is very different.
- Sydney Pollack

We talked about Tootsie, the idea in Tootsie is that
a man becomes a better man for having been a woman.
- Sydney Pollack

You are not an active creator of the film.
- Sydney Pollack

No, I never went to college.
Always regretted it, always envied people who did.
- Sydney Pollack

And I taught acting for years, and without knowing
it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing.
- Sydney Pollack

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film,
or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, I don't know anything else that I would try to do,
but it's a very frustrating thing to do,
because you are trying to take what's a fantasy in
your head and make it live through the minds of 200 people.
- Sydney Pollack

By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics
and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be
greater than mortal in some way,
and that's led them into creating illusions,
sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event,
I think, in terms of popular entertainment,
or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century.
It's been film.
It's the 20th Century's real art form.
- Sydney Pollack

With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work,
let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art,
let's just call them bits of popular culture,
whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident
a movie becomes a work of art.
- Sydney Pollack

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to live a life of gratitude and joy,
inspiring others to follow my example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which
field you can get into and hold a job in,
whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse,
for example.
- Daniel Goleman

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux

I want to get old gracefully.
I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and
be an example to my children.
- Sting

I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization
is the evangelization of good example.
- Andrew Greeley

From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.
- Virgil

You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance.
For example, weights.
And in ballet, this isn't the case.
- Deborah Bull

The fact is that it is reasonable for us to say that
there is going to be an emergency that happens in this
country that we cannot budget for.
Katrina is an example.
- Allyson Schwartz

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which
was very popular among youngsters.
- Maximilian Schell

A good example is far better than a good precept.
- Dwight L. Moody

I think that the only way to teach is by example,
as children will more easily follow what they see you
do than what you tell them to do.
- Gloria Estefan

Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve
as an example of good or of evil?
- Alfred de Vigny

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader,
just by example.
- Joe DiMaggio

My own early crusade for same-sex marriage,
for example, is now mainstream gay politics.
It wasn't when I started.
- Andrew Sullivan

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people, I hope, by example -
and perhaps by excitement,
by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
- Rupert Murdoch

Most of the tasks we do are for humans.
For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers
so the government can pull money out from my wallet,
but government consists of humans.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto

This I regard as a classic example of my not being
properly prepared for a part I very much wanted.
- Marie Windsor

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself,
it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep,
and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
- Mark Twain

I mean whatever I do it's important that I put my stamp
on it and keep it in my world,
whether I'm doing a dance track or something like the
Russian album for example.
- Marc Almond

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke

Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
- Phaedrus

I always try to act as though there is a little boy or a little girl around,
and I try never to do anything that would give them a bad example.
- Steve Garvey


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