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The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
by Mary Schmich

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

Related topics: Movies

You can map your life through your favorite movies,
and no two people's maps will be the same.
- Mary Schmich

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a
variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.
- Mary Schmich

 

Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets,
pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress
in a style that can only be called preposterous.
- Mary Schmich

You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when.
- Mary Schmich

Understand that friends come and go,
but with a precious few you should hold on.
The older you get, the more you need the people who
knew you when you were young.
- Mary Schmich

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Barbie is just a doll.
- Mary Schmich

In twenty years you'll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility
lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
- Mary Schmich

Don't waste time on jealousy.
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
- Mary Schmich

TV happens.
And once it's happened, it's gone.
When it's gone, you move on, no tears,
no tantrums, no videotape.
- Mary Schmich

Don't expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you'll have a trust fund.
Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.
But you never know when either of them might run out.
- Mary Schmich

Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist,
a biographer.
- Mary Schmich

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts,
don't put up with those who are reckless with yours.
- Mary Schmich

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.
- Mary Schmich

Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
- Roger Ebert

The movies are the only business where you can go out
front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers

And in movies you must be a gambler.
To produce films is to gamble.
- Douglas Sirk

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
- Tim Burton

There's an electrical thing about movies.
- Oliver Stone

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in
a way that's different than you imagine it.
- Alex Winter

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

We are the movies and the movies are us.
- David Ansen

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero,
but it's not all that important to me anymore.
- Dennis Quaid

If you don't like my movies, don't watch them.
- Dario Argento

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times.
I'm a romantic.
- Johnny Depp

'Home Alone' was a movie, not an alibi.
- Jerry Orbach

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

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

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn

It's the movies that have really been running things
in America ever since they were invented.
They show you what to do, how to do it,
when to do it, how to feel about it,
and how to look how you feel about it.
- Andy Warhol

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

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

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

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
- Martin Scorsese

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
- Jean-Luc Godard


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