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Many of the critics today get airline tickets,
by Wim Wenders

Many of the critics today get airline tickets,
hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs,
gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors,
and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie.
- Wim Wenders

Movies are something people see all over the world
because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders

In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down
to four or five percent of the market,
and the remaining 95 percent were American.
It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions.
- Wim Wenders

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism,
that the standards of the past have gone,
are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

 

The more opinions you have, the less you see.
- Wim Wenders

The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit.
- Wim Wenders

So I am getting a little bored with defining one type
of film as American and the other European or from
somewhere else because the division is no longer true.
- Wim Wenders

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Any film that supports the idea that things can be
changed is a great film in my eyes.
- Wim Wenders

The culture of independent film criticism has totally
gone down the drain and this seems to come with the
territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
- Wim Wenders

For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians
and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies,
and that we had to protect it.
- Wim Wenders

Butte was once a grand city.
To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper.
You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you
were looking at his paintings.
- Wim Wenders

Of course the French are making very credible movies
and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms
of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly.
This no longer exists.
- Wim Wenders

Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon.
- Wim Wenders

Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint,
and this was true for all of the band members.
This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul.
- Wim Wenders

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment
and it seems that the French directors have woken up
one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
- Wim Wenders

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have
to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money.
- Wim Wenders

For us music is mainly part of the entertainment world and is often a luxury.
- Wim Wenders

Film is a very, very powerful medium.
It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are,
or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed.
- Wim Wenders

Any movie that has that spirit and says things can
be changed is worth making.
- Wim Wenders

What is generally referred to as American-style films are,
in fact, studio productions.
- Wim Wenders

Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded,
or produced the number of films that we did,
just on our own.
We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed.
- Wim Wenders

But I think that the spirit of protectionism would
be the grave of European cinema.
You cannot protect something by building a fence around
it and thinking that this will help it survive.
- Wim Wenders

It's very hard to find critics or a magazine today
that will publish material that is genuinely independent
and written without any concern about being cut off
some distributor's list or not be invited or flown into screenings.
- Wim Wenders

In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world -
in America first but also in Europe -
has become something that caters for the movie industry
instead of being a counterbalance.
- Wim Wenders

I'm getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of
American and other cinema.
I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s,
or the early part of the 90s.
- Wim Wenders

Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message
that things are wonderful the way they are.
But there is another kind of cinema,
which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you.
- Wim Wenders

I've never been anywhere in my life like it and I only
really noticed it when I returned to Los Angeles and then Berlin.
Everybody is much better off in these places,
there is not poverty like in Cuba, but everybody complains about things.
- Wim Wenders

On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change
without any political message whatsoever but in its
form and language can tell people that they can change
their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
- Wim Wenders

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

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

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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