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A number of images put together a certain way become
by Francis Ford Coppola

A number of images put together a certain way become
something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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

In kindergarten that used to be my job,
to tell them fairytales.
I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales,
all the classic fairy tales.
- Francis Ford Coppola

 

Frank Capra was a prop man, I think.
John Ford was a prop man.
It was a little bit of a father and son thing,
and you kind of worked your way up.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business,
it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared,
or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Usually, the stuff that's your best idea or work is
going to be attacked the most.
- Francis Ford Coppola

When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very
frightened for their children,
so you tended to be isolated.
I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I had been a kid that moved so much,
I didn't have a lot of friends.
Theater really represented camaraderie.
- Francis Ford Coppola

My film is not a movie; it's not about Vietnam.
It is Vietnam.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I had a number of teachers who hated me.
I didn't do well in school.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Art depends on luck and talent.
- Francis Ford Coppola

We were raised in an Italian-American household,
although we didn't speak Italian in the house.
We were very proud of being Italian,
and had Italian music,
ate Italian food.
- Francis Ford Coppola

When I do a novel, I don't really use the script,
I use the book; when I did Apocalypse Now,
I used Heart of Darkness.
Novels usually have so much rich material.
- Francis Ford Coppola

They needed someone to write a script of The Great
Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making.
I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I became quite successful very young,
and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and
I just worked so hard at it.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The stuff that I got in trouble for,
the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton,
was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I liked to work in a shop down in the basement and
invent things and build gadgets.
- Francis Ford Coppola

We had access to too much money, too much equipment,
and little by little, we went insane.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I had an older brother who was very interested in literature,
so I had an early exposure to literature,
and and theater.
My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability,
but it never came out in school.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him,
but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity.
So it was kind of a fair deal.
- Francis Ford Coppola

George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina.
He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I thought I wanted to be a playwright because I was
interested in stories and telling stories.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought.
I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm
I had when I was doing shows at college.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I remember growing up with television,
from the time it was just a test pattern,
with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while.
- Francis Ford Coppola

You ought to love what you're doing because,
especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.
- Francis Ford Coppola

You're in a profession in which absolutely everybody
is telling you their opinion,
which is different.
That's one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I had a number of very strong personalities in my family.
My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein,
I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film,
so impressed with what cinema could do.
- Francis Ford Coppola

You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas.
Otherwise you'll just knuckle under,
and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I always found the film world unpleasant.
It's all about the schedule, and never really flew for me.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic.
There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard,
and you loved something, you could become successful.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The essence of cinema is editing.
It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images
of people during emotional moments,
or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
- Francis Ford Coppola

It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career,
with The Godfather having such an enormous success,
I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere
else under the deadline again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I landed a job with Roger Corman.
The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture.
I didn't speak any Russian.
He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying;
he wanted me to make up dialogue.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I wrote the script of Patton.
I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up
in front of an American flag and gives this speech.
Ultimately, I was fired.
When the script was done, they hired another writer
and that script was forgotten.
- Francis Ford Coppola

When I was going for my graduate degree,
I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis.
That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film,
which was You're a Big Boy Now.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9.
I always wanted to be a guard.
The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard.
When I got polio and then went back to school,
they made me a guard.
A teacher took away my guard button.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It takes a big cat to be number 2.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Civilization advances by extending the number of important
operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

I never worry about diets.
The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
- Mae West

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

As equality increases, so does the number of people
struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the
number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions,
not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
- Laurence Sterne

In order to be a diplomat, one must speak a number of languages,
including doubletalk.
- Carey Williams

I'm in a position to look back at my life,
and I realized there were a number of experiences that needed to be documented.
- Dexter S. King


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