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Period recreation is very difficult unless you ...
by Alan Parker

Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
- Alan Parker

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
- Alan Parker

 

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
- Alan Parker

Most directors have little lists in their heads of
people they really want to work with.
- Alan Parker

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Our favorite holding period is forever.
- Warren Buffett

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
- Ambrose Bierce

There's always a period of curious fear between the
first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
- Don DeLillo

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
- A. P. Herbert

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work.
As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't
enjoy doing period clothes.
- Boris Vallejo

I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples.
As well as that, every man goes through a period of
thinking they're attracted to another guy.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

I bought a railroad during this period of time.
- Bill Janklow

So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat
unusual period of politics and polling around the countries
that New Zealanders take close interest in.
- Jim Bolger

The period right before punk rock where people like
Lou Reed and Iggy Pop were really strong.
- Arto Lindsay

But it is possible that, in the days ahead,
these years we have lived through may eventually be
thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression.
- Hjalmar Branting

On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant,
yet this brief period when we appear in the world is
the time in which all meaningful questions arise.
- Paul Ricoeur

People told me, when I was coming through the ranks,
that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with
the period of unemployment as well as they deal with
the period of employment.
- Claudia Black

The blood and sweat shed by United States and United
Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind
the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period.
- Kim Y. Sam

But again, I put in my time with Marvel and DC so there
was that period of my life of trying to learn how to
draw and tell stories in a proper fashion.
- Todd McFarlane

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after
a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.
- Dario Argento

That was a wonderful period in my life.
I mean, I didn't become an artist, but somebody let me do something I loved.
What a luxury, to do something you love to do.
- Amy Tan

By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish
immigration in the transition period on the other,
we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime.
- Moshe Sharett

I don't really have a historical overview of my work at all.
I'm not an art historian.
I don't see that there's this period and that period.
- Howard Hodgkin

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones.
That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to
immediately prior to when I started to play.
- Arto Lindsay

From a very early period of my life I have derived
the highest enjoyment from listening to music,
especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
- James Nasmyth

Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
- Wayne Brady

Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything
but how to make a living.
- Carey Williams

Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization,
to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions;
but it produces nothing.
- Georges Sorel

I'm not a drug addict.
My wild period wasn't about drugs; it was about sexual freedom.
- Calvin Klein

I don't like doing movies, period.
Movies are hard.
I like TV.
- Kathy Griffin

I had the training at drama school where I studied
Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period
historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
- Orlando Bloom

It became a question of do I want to be on a label
where it could take three years to put out a record
instead of putting out three records over the same
period of time on my own.
- Matthew Sweet

In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy.
- Klaus Fuchs

The acne thing was bad.
The shoulders, the face, my voice changed.
I had a period every other week.
- Kelli White

My curiosity sustains me for the period of the shoot.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

We have been through a period where we see power leaching away from Washington.
Who is more important in the world today:
Bill Clinton or Bill Gates? I don't know.
- Peter Jennings

I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
- Tony Curtis

I want to live a full life - period.
- Regina King

In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction,
but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient.
- Henry Charles Carey

I have been to several wars to draw.
I went to Vietnam.
And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there,
and found that to be a very very sad situation.
- Gerald Scarfe

Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding
dogmas of the religious period.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention
and a shortened period of mental assimilation.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing
the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period,
which many central banks have emphasized in recent years.
- Toshihiko Fukui

It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked,
what didn't work.
- Josh Lucas

I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders,
keeping notebooks and old photographs.
Some of the books were antiques for that time period,
with the covers falling off.
- Tom Berenger

Sesame oil is probably my favorite condiment,
period.
- Ted Allen

I don't think any gay dude is gangsta,
period.
- Method Man

Yeah, there were a few years in the early nineties
where I really began to hate what was valued as funny
and just sort of what was valued in stand-up,
period.
- Patton Oswalt

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most
enjoyable moment in writing.
It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life,
period.
- Nicholas Sparks

I love being someone I'm not for a period of time.
I love every minute of being in someone else's skin.
- Jessica Biel

I have gone through a period of seeking to understand
what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God.
- Peter Jennings

I like to work for a while, and then do nothing for some period.
- Peter Boyle

For the earliest period of the history of Israel,
all that precedes the building of the temple,
not a trace can be found of any sanctuary of exclusive legitimacy.
- Julius Wellhausen

Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period.
- Felicity Kendal

Over a long period of time, living as if you were someone else is no fun.
- Richard Chamberlain

There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off.
This period does not last.
He returns headlong to his beard.
- Jean Cocteau

I am a dot.
It is only when I choose to stand alone,
that I become a period.
- Nancy S. Mure

Being someone I'm not for a period of time and loving
every minute of being in someone else's skin.
- Jessica Biel

We can't be politically correct - right or left -
in the war on terrorism.
Period.
- David Hunt

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period,
and from every quarter brings an intimation that human
affairs have had a beginning.
- Adam Ferguson

What qualifies me to tell people how to act or what
to think? I'm Charley Pride,
country singer.
Period.
- Charley Pride

The '80s were the worst period.
You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair
and calling themselves metal.
- Geezer Butler

A revolution only lasts fifteen years,
a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

There are also scientific problems with the concept
that each of the creation days was a long period of time.
- Walter Lang

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life,
looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and
forming Slayer when I was still 17,
not out of high school.
- Dave Lombardo

The moment you give up your principles,
and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead,
your civilization is dead.
Period.
- Oriana Fallaci


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