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

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

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller,
or you're not.
- 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 also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry.
- John Milius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
- Albert Schweitzer

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology,
in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the
way they look instead of what is in their minds since
not much has been put in their minds to begin with.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something
is hardly a reason to avoid doing it.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of
the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.
- Robert Adamson

The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses,
apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.
- Stephen Gardiner

Roberto Duran was the kind of guy who was a true fighter
and you hardly see guys like that anymore.
- Gerry Cooney

When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave
country music any respect.
We lived in old cars and dirty hotels,
and we ate when we could.
- Loretta Lynn

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time.
We could hardly get through it.
- Buddy Rice

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting
to the dwellers in civilization;
like the gentle air of a genial climate,
it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
- Walter Bagehot

Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight,
I could hardly breathe.
- Benny Hill

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire;
it is hardly a passion,
but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
- George Eliot

Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
- John Grigg

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

The questions are scientific, but the UN answers are political.
The global warming debate is hardly about science.
- Allen Simmons

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

And very often the influence exerted on a person's
character by the amount of his income is hardly less,
if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
- Alfred Marshall

Men find it difficult because I've got so much energy
and hardly sleep at night,
only four or five hours.
I wake up in the early hours and potter around.
- Susannah York

I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now.
Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl
they become someone else's entertainment,
not mine.
- Robert Smith

I hardly wear any makeup.
- Jules Asner

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second.
Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
- Paul Gauguin

Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation,
it just wants to take its best bits.
- Ninette de Valois

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture.
Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.
- Alan Perlis

I'll tell you what I love doing more than anything:
trying to pack myself in a small suitcase.
I can hardly contain myself.
- Tim Vine

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois

When I did get home this last time, we had all these plans to go out.
And then we hardly stepped outside because the time
together seemed too precious.
- Emily Watson

When you work with somebody you have chemistry with,
it's easy and it's fun.
You hardly call it work.
- Joe Lando

The architecture of our future is not only unfinished;
the scaffolding has hardly gone up.
- George Lamming

Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist,
notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved.
- Giorgio Moroder

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

Instead, there were a variety of controls of which
some could be influenced by bankers,
some could be influenced by the government,
and some could hardly be influenced by either.
- Carroll Quigley

When I started the business, I hardly went home.
I became very driven about work and about my career.
- Calvin Klein


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