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I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old.
by Norman Jewison

I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old.
I'm not too excited about watching a huge explosion.
I'm more interested in people and characters.
- Norman Jewison

I'm just a storyteller.
- Norman Jewison

A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long.
You can't talk to them.
It's Method and the whole thing.
- Norman Jewison

I think I've done pretty well.
I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies,
and my films have won about 12 awards,
so I don't have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison

 

And I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people.
I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist.
Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
- Norman Jewison

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition,
and I think that they rediscovered the film.
- Norman Jewison

As you know, in America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio,
so if they want to remake it they can.
- Norman Jewison

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Michael Caine is a movie star, but he's also a great actor.
I can't say that about every movie star.
It's the concentration he has.
- Norman Jewison

Look, I'm just a storyteller.
When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
- Norman Jewison

I think you get better as you get older.
- Norman Jewison

I was really excited to have the opportunity to make Fiddler.
- Norman Jewison

Betrayal...
is my favorite subject.
- Norman Jewison

Moonstruck...
was one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated
for a Best Picture Oscar.
- Norman Jewison

I was very disappointed that Denzel didn't win Best
Actor for The Hurricane because I thought he deserved it.
- Norman Jewison

I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet!
Why would you want to make a remake?
- Norman Jewison

Do what you're told, and everything will be all right.
- Norman Jewison

When you shoot a musical, you're shooting to lipsynch tracks,
so we had to figure out our choreography and work out
what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.
- Norman Jewison

When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
If I wanted to do that, I'd make documentaries.
- Norman Jewison

We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased.
We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the
fox and not on the side of the hounds.
- Norman Jewison

With most British actors, it's amazing.
I think they start with the character on the outside and work in.
- Norman Jewison

I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film,
Bread and Tulips.
I really like that film.
- Norman Jewison

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
- Norman Jewison

Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays
and his short stories is about people,
family, man's relationship with his God,
the breaking down of tradition.
- Norman Jewison

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive.
We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
- Norman Jewison

I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience,
for another romantic comedy.
- Norman Jewison

I work with a lot of movie stars.
- Norman Jewison

It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers
that want action and violence.
They sell us something that isn't valid.
They're selling films like a product.
- Norman Jewison

I don't make films to win prizes.
I make films to make films.
- Norman Jewison

In America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
- Norman Jewison

And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience
were just in the mood for a very romantic film,
because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be
nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
- Norman Jewison

Well, you know the old line - to be nominated is what it's all about.
I think that I've done pretty well -
I've had about 46,
or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have
won about 12 awards in total,
so I don't really have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison

I still get a lot of material but I find that as one
gets older you get more fussy.
You know you're going spend a year or a year and a
half on this and you know there are only so many films
in you so you get a little bit more selective.
- Norman Jewison

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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