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So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris,
by Milos Forman

So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris,
so when the Russians came to Prague,
I was in Paris.
- Milos Forman

Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence
on my decision to do this film about Andy,
because Andy was apolitical.
Andy was never political.
- Milos Forman

Memories are doing funny things to us.
- Milos Forman

So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly
being appreciated by the Western media;
especially France was very good,
and Switzerland was very good.
- Milos Forman

 

I think everybody dreamt somehow to make a film in Hollywood,
you know.
- Milos Forman

People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed,
the moment you impose censorship disappears from man.
- Milos Forman

I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press -
that's the cornerstone.
- Milos Forman

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When I came for the first time to the United States,
visiting, I was absolutely fascinated by New York.
- Milos Forman

You know what happened, you know, in 1938:
France,
England, you know, just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler.
- Milos Forman

I get out of the taxi and it's probably the only city
which in reality looks better than on the postcards,
New York.
- Milos Forman

Humor was not important only for me,
humor was important for this nation for centuries,
to survive, you know.
- Milos Forman

Because I just loved to spend two years of my life
in the company of Andy Kaufman and other characters.
- Milos Forman

First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that
I am doing a totally silly,
stupid, innocent comedy.
- Milos Forman

The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship -
is the self-censorship,
because that twists spines, that destroys my character
because I have to think something else and say something else,
I have to always control myself.
- Milos Forman

Well, listen, you know, the Czech saying is,
you know, when you are drowning you are grabbing even a little twig.
That's what all Czechs were doing, grabbing for...
with the hope for this little twig.
- Milos Forman

Now, after the communist take-over in 1948,
the amount of feature films produced dwindled to three a year,
while the school was, you know, every year another three,
four, five students.
- Milos Forman

You know, 20 years...
the films of television when it started,
the literature, radio in communist countries,
they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence,
no sex, no drugs, nothing.
- Milos Forman

First of all, whoever didn't want to be a member of
this association or the other association,
was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist,
you know, infected by the Western decadence,
you know.
So everybody joined.
- Milos Forman

I remember in 1968 when we were in Cannes,
in the festival, and we were supposed to be there 10 days,
and the second day the festival collapsed because the French,
you know, film-makers raised the red flag in the festival and ended the festival.
- Milos Forman

Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism,
and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism,
you would certainly realize how precious freedom is,
and how easy it is to lose your freedom.
- Milos Forman

And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way,
you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty;
what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling:
they could do practically anything they wanted -
steal,
you know, lie, whatever.
- Milos Forman

And everything is controlled and everybody is a member of some committee,
because then their watchdogs placed in the committees can control everything,
what this person says or how this person think(s),
you know.
- Milos Forman

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

Things may come to those who wait,
but only the things left by those who hustle.
- Abraham Lincoln

Regrets are the tears of choices not made
and of good deeds left undone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Because I believe that humans are computers,
I conjectured that computers, like people,
can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

A husband is what is left of a lover,
after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland

Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet.
Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
- Errol Flynn

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
- David Ogden Stiers

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

Love is always open arms.
If you close your arms about love you will find that
you are left holding only yourself.
- Leo Buscaglia

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
- John Ray

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
- John Donne

In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
- George Carlin

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be
left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
- William Congreve

It doesn't matter about money; having it,
not having it.
Or having clothes, or not having them.
You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
- Billy Idol

My feeling has always been that 'Good Eats' would have
never happened had it been left to a committee.
- Alton Brown

Almost all these hotspots around the world,
most have been destroyed to the point where there is
no wildlife and very little of the natural world left.
- Jim Fowler


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