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I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something,
by Sydney Pollack

I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something,
it's pretty hard to pick favorites.
- Sydney Pollack

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

 

And I taught acting for years, and without knowing
it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing.
- Sydney Pollack

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

Well, there's no question that a good script is an absolutely essential,
maybe the essential thing for a movie.
- Sydney Pollack

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I've produced my own films for twenty years now -
it means I have to talk to less people.
- Sydney Pollack

You know, essentially when you do a play you're reinterpreting
a work of art that already exists.
That's not what happens with a movie.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly writing, painting,
photography,
dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every
art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
- Sydney Pollack

Reading a novel of a private experience,
very, very different, the nature of it is very different.
- Sydney Pollack

Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest,
in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies,
you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
- Sydney Pollack

You are not an active creator of the film.
- Sydney Pollack

I personally have never made a movie in Hollywood,
because I don't want to get up in my own bed and then go to the movie set,
and then come home at night to my real life.
- Sydney Pollack

We talked about Tootsie, the idea in Tootsie is that
a man becomes a better man for having been a woman.
- Sydney Pollack

You don't normally do another presentation of All About Eve.
You do one All About Eve, and that's it.
- Sydney Pollack

No, I never went to college.
Always regretted it, always envied people who did.
- Sydney Pollack

But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia,
all over Europe, all over the United States,
Mexico, but not Hollywood.
- Sydney Pollack

Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director.
- Sydney Pollack

I didn't believe that I'd ever be lucky enough to be
able to make a living as an actor.
- Sydney Pollack

Film is a collective experience, as you know.
- Sydney Pollack

I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film,
or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon.
- Sydney Pollack

The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are
the reasons for its failure.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, the truth of the matter is, I like the failures
as much as I like the successes,
it's only the world that doesn't like the failures.
- Sydney Pollack

Well, the wonderful thing about making movies,
oddly enough, is that they're sort of highly motivated
graduate studies in one or another field.
- Sydney Pollack

For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma,
who could be president 40 years ago,
and who was a deserving president,
I don't know that George Washington would be a president today,
I don't know that Abe Lincoln would,
I don't know that Roosevelt would.
- Sydney Pollack

With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work,
let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art,
let's just call them bits of popular culture,
whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident
a movie becomes a work of art.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, I don't know anything else that I would try to do,
but it's a very frustrating thing to do,
because you are trying to take what's a fantasy in
your head and make it live through the minds of 200 people.
- Sydney Pollack

By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics
and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be
greater than mortal in some way,
and that's led them into creating illusions,
sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do.
- Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event,
I think, in terms of popular entertainment,
or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century.
It's been film.
It's the 20th Century's real art form.
- Sydney Pollack

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

I mean I'll be retired from rap, so what I'll be doin' in rap will be for fun.
- Tone Loc

I never really did Christmas before.
Christmas Day? I mean - what's that? What's it all
about? I was always flying on Christmas Day.
- Monica Seles

The state controlling a woman would mean denying her
full autonomy and full equality.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I don't much enjoy Back and Forth.
I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities,
but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did.
- Rowan Atkinson

I think today's music absolutely stinks.
I really do mean that.
- Frankie Avalon

You see, money isn't everything - I know it sounds
corny but I really mean it -
success means a lot more.
- Glynis Johns


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