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I was obsessed with romance.
by John Hughes

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

Related topics: Movies

Why watch someone kissing when people really close
their eyes when they kiss?
- John Hughes

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the
first thing I do when I'm done is write another one.
Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away.
- John Hughes

Fantastic!
Right in the middle of that long stretch between Christmas and Spring Break,
your coats are getting dirty, everything's dark,
dingy - what a great time for a movie!
- John Hughes

 

I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue -
I seldom leave the country.
- John Hughes

My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso,
because they each moved their particular medium forward,
and when they got to the point where they were comfortable,
they always moved on.
- John Hughes

Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just
wanted a job where I could sit and write every day
and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs,
but it was fun.
- John Hughes

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It's been about ten years since I've worked with actors who knew their lines!
- John Hughes

When I go to a concert, I can't believe that people
pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously
like and then they dance the whole time.
- John Hughes

I find that screen kissing wears very thin very quickly.
- John Hughes

I like young actors because they're so unspoiled,
not like some of those actors who are about half an
hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me.
- John Hughes

My generation had to be taken seriously because we
were stopping things and burning things.
We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers.
We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved,
everything moved with us.
- John Hughes

I'm a former hippie, so clothes are important to me -
your clothes defined you in that period.
I guess clothes still defines people.
But, I change a lot.
I'm in my Brooks Brothers period now.
- John Hughes

I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts,
'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music,
for one thing, I guess because they had more time to
develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!
- John Hughes

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen
movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity,
usually involving boys in pursuit of sex,
and pretty gross overall.
Either that or a horror movie.
And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
- John Hughes

It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving -
you can put your elbows on it,
you don't have to talk politics...
no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.
- John Hughes

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

I get strangely obsessed about the cleanliness of my house.
- Utada Hikaru

We have a good life when we manage to live with both
satisfied and unsatisfied needs,
when we are not obsessed by what is beyond our reach.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

We are obsessed with image.
I don't think we should take it that seriously.
- Geri Halliwell

I was obsessed with religious questions,
the basics: Why are we here? Why is the world so beautiful?
- Anne Rice

I was never really obsessed with the whole guy thing to begin with.
- Beverley Mitchell

Then in college I became obsessed with film,
and wanted to be part of that.
- Christopher Durang

Murderers, in general, are people who are consistent,
people who are obsessed with one idea and nothing else.
- Ugo Betti

I honestly believe that TV generally is obsessed with
the ratings battle to the point of cutting its own throat.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

In order to properly understand the big picture,
everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and
obsessed with one small section of truth.
- Xun Zi

I have always been very obsessed with time.
Time's passage makes us all very vulnerable and because
we all experience it in our own way,
it can make us feel very alone.
- John Barton

I'm obsessed with shopping.
I'll get these urges to buy, like to shop for stuff on the Internet.
I search for all kinds of weird gizmos I could get.
- Tom Felton

I'm obsessed.
I've always needed to know what's going on but now it's a must.
- Patricia Clarkson

But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k.
for the most important country in the world,
the United States, which affects every other country in the world.
- Christiane Amanpour

We're self obsessed and mad and stupid -
not that other people can't be the same way -
but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way.
Anyway, I like them.
- Kenneth Branagh

I got obsessed with classical music,
I got obsessed with Chopin,
with playing the piano.
- Gary Oldman

I was obsessed with Elvis Presley when I was little.
- Gina Gershon

Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is
that I am obsessed with hockey.
I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with
hockey since I was a little kid.
- Rob Zombie

Court TV.
I can't stop watching it.
I am absolutely obsessed!
If I'm not reading a book or spending time with my husband,
my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV.
- Debra Messing

Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with
speed and flying like a god...
I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
- Martin Scorsese

I became obsessed with all these women who die never
feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives.
- Salma Hayek

'Mad' is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed
with one idea and nothing else.
- Ugo Betti

I've always been obsessed with style and glamor and
if I want anyone to get anything out of my book,
it's how we can all have them in our lives.
- Rachel Zoe

I'm obsessed with cooking shows, even though they make
everything look so easy when it isn't.
- Joely Fisher

One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with,
one of the reasons that we're in magic,
is the difference between fantasy and reality.
- Penn Jillette

A lot of people are obsessed with looking cool.
They feel they have to look after their image.
- Adrian Edmondson

I did spend a year in high school being obsessed with Fleetwood Mac.
- Joanna Newsom

The West remains obsessed by the caste system.
- Francois Gautier

For a person as obsessed with music as I am,
I always hear a song in the back of my head,
all the time, and that usually is my own tune.
I've done that all my life.
- Bjork

Well I always wanted to be Dolly Parton when I was a little girl.
I was obsessed with her.
- Reese Witherspoon

Further, I'm obsessed with how language contorts and creates bodies.
- Peter Sotos

I am obsessed with beauty.
I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn't.
And that's a tough place to be because you're never satisfied.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Americans are somehow obsessed with her,
and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan.
- Utada Hikaru

If you don't have obsessions, don't write.
my characters are obsessed.
- Marguerite Young

As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini.
- David Blaine

Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book,
I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing,
punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.
- Helen Garner

I live in Italy part time, and they're obsessed with
what's happening in LA too.
They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to
know what's going on in Hollywood.
- Debi Mazar

I never got away from the war.
Not because I was obsessed with it in those years,
but because it was the event of my generation and I
started out covering it so I stayed with it.
- Neil Sheehan

People are never more insecure than when they become
obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
- Norman Cousins

If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things
made matter very little -
somebody who is obsessed by Making.
- e. e. cummings

I am obsessed with ice cubes.
Obsessed.
- Drew Barrymore

I'm not going to deny it.
I'm a neat person, there's no question.
But I don't become obsessed with it.
- Courteney Cox

People seem to get weirdly obsessed with my mouth.
- Gina Gershon

When I started out back in Louisville,
there was Harry Collins.
He was my first teacher.
He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.
- Lance Burton

I was obsessed with being rich and famous.
- Paul Lynde

I'm obsessed with books.
- David Sylvian

I'm death obsessed.
You know, I have death all over my house.
I have a stuffed two headed sheep!
- Kirk Hammett

I'm not obsessed by how I look or with being reed thin,
but I do think that as a woman in my 50s,
I have 40 years ahead.
Looking after yourself goes hand in hand with looking good.
- Linda Evans

You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
- John Irving

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop
culture is that they kind of like it light.
- Bill Griffith

I'm sort of obsessed with the news.
That is a syndrome.
But I don't watch a whole lot of TV.
- Sam Waterston

Have I seen The Commitments? I was obsessed with that movie.
I just watched it again about two weeks ago.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

I have a gajillion headbands - yellows,
pinks, reds, blues.
I'm obsessed.
- Monique Coleman

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter
and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed
with hatred for his peaceful goals.
- Jimmy Carter


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