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So I had the worst experience at the very beginning,
by Alex Cox

So I had the worst experience at the very beginning,
and things have been getting better since.
- Alex Cox

You can't change the system through violence.
- Alex Cox

I don't think about Hollywood at all.
- Alex Cox

And Walker was made with a Mexican crew,
although it was shot in Nicaragua.
- Alex Cox

 

Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas,
how the style of the film changes as time goes by and
based on the mental state of the protagonist.
- Alex Cox

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare.
He's the greatest playwright in the English language,
but his politics are fairly square.
- Alex Cox

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood,
doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
- Alex Cox

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Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy
hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because
somehow he'd managed to get the pink cowboy hat.
- Alex Cox

That's my curse, I see the politics within these things
and so I don't say yes to them.
- Alex Cox

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

And it says something about our level of disassociation,
that we can provoke these wars abroad but we're not
allowed to see people get killed as a result.
- Alex Cox

The life of a repo man is always intense.
- Alex Cox

Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways
of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.
- Alex Cox

No, I did a film called 'Death and the Compass' as well.
- Alex Cox

One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked
much harder at his law studies,
is now Prime Minister.
- Alex Cox

I'd love to make another film in Mexico.
- Alex Cox

I did not find my studies particularly enthralling.
- Alex Cox

The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
- Alex Cox

You'd never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation.
- Alex Cox

Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.
- Alex Cox

The future is always a dystopia in movies.
- Alex Cox

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles
dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty
of imagination and it's a big problem.
- Alex Cox

Visual representation of it is essential if we're to
come to terms with what it is we've done.
- Alex Cox

I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because
I always do what they say.
- Alex Cox

We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd.
- Alex Cox

It's always nice when the eccentrics show up.
- Alex Cox

In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera
goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into
a restaurant and the critics were all over this as
evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
- Alex Cox

It's interesting actually, what's gone on with that footage,
and also what happened with the footage from the war in Afghanistan,
is that our news reporting is pretty much along the
lines of pornography now.
- Alex Cox

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges


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