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I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York.
by Alain Resnais

I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York.
I said, Something is going on here.
- Alain Resnais

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
- Alain Resnais

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
- Alain Resnais

 

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking,
but you have to make a living and it is miraculous
to earn a living working in film.
- Alain Resnais

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting.
Maybe now, it would work better.
- Alain Resnais

I am never driven.
Every film I've made has been an assignment.
- Alain Resnais

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I never thought of becoming a director.
When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to
the talkies had an impact on me -
I still watch silent films.
- Alain Resnais

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the
way it happens in our heads;
that was the idea.
- Alain Resnais

The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
- Alain Resnais

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose.
You make the films you can make.
- Alain Resnais

Since we had little money and few documents,
we had nothing.
- Alain Resnais

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

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

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

I just saw Memento.
It's very, very good.
I watch a lot of French films.
- Colleen Haskell

In fact, I had the idea because of Peter Falk.
I saw my dad watching a Peter Falk movie and something clicked in my head.
I gotta go make a movie for Peter Falk and me.
- Paul Reiser

Early on, I found the attention completely embarrassing.
I'd cringe if I saw my picture on the cover of a magazine.
- Julie Christie

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage,
and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day,
as will hereafter appear.
- Christopher Columbus

We saw when those World Trade towers came down what
these terrorists will do.
- Paul Cellucci

I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people,
but not for me.
I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly
Navajos sitting on a bench.
I felt right at home.
- Tony Hillerman

By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated
I saw rings around every light.
- Esther Williams

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable,
fine for quick consumption, but they have survived
50 years and are still growing.
- Manuel Puig

Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back
in 1965 when I was five years old.
He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience.
- Lance Burton

I never saw film stars at home.
We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
- Natalie Wood

If a man went simply by what he saw,
he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.
- Irving Babbitt

I saw a great many men die afterwards,
some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death
that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon.
- Fritz Kreisler

He had written my mother once that he wanted her to
be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw.
And that's how it turned out.
- Ron Reagan

When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in
comic books and in movies.
I grew up believing this dream.
- Elvis Presley

At college I'd seen my dead frog's limbs twitch under
some applied stimulus or other -
seen,
but hadn't believed.
Didn't dream of thinking beyond or around what I saw.
- James Merrill

Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her.
I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly,
and it wasn't me.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.
All I am I owe to my mother.
I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her.
- George Washington

Vertigo, it was thought at the time,
could only be caused by a disease of the cerebellum.
He observed this kind of patient for years and saw
absolutely no symptoms of brain disease.
- Robert Barany

I saw what Purple meant to people and I still hear
it now when I'm in Europe.
I'm always shocked that I'm still asked about Purple
because it was such a long time ago.
- David Coverdale

I saw John Garfield smoke.
He was my idol, so I smoked.
I even smoked like him.
- Jack Klugman

Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening,
I saw somebody run around the house again.
I told my father of that.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would
say it was because I couldn't swim.
- Margaret Thatcher

I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe,
but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man
On Fire because it is so sad.
- Dakota Fanning

I always saw myself as a multi media artist.
- Holly Johnson

You knew everybody at all the studios and you saw them often.
- Cesar Romero

The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger.
I thought, That's what I want to do.
- Michael Caine

I grew up with a mother who, every time she saw something,
would say, I'm going to look that up.
And I've become that person - I've become the reference-book person.
- Jennifer Saunders

We really love all sports, but we don't think in the long term.
The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script
we really liked and we saw the possibilities.
- Peter Farrelly

Melbourne is wonderfully altered since I last saw it.
There are some very fair buildings in it now,
and things are a little cheaper than they used to be.
- William John Wills

With the art therapy, as soon as they saw the paper and crayons coming,
we couldn't get it out fast enough.
And we told them to draw about the tsunami.
- Connie Sellecca

Unfortunately, little attention was paid to how Arafat ruled.
In fact, some saw the harsh and repressive nature of
Arafat's regime as actually bolstering the prospects for peace.
- Natan Sharansky

Rosemary was a little nervous about going onstage,
but she went on with us.
I saw her at a party, and a couple of months later
they called me about doing the act.
- Margaret Whiting

In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision.
They really called them as they saw 'em.
- Honus Wagner

I think people are too hard on the Pistols.
The Pistols started the whole punk thing and never saw much money.
- Gavin Rossdale

I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day.
It was about Cole Porter.
- Julie Harris

I saw a bank that said "24 Hour Banking,"
but I don't have that much time.
- Steven Wright

When I came to town and saw the price of diesel went above regular gas,
that burnt me up.
- Ron Ziegler

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

Our father died when we were very young,
so our mother raised six kids.
We saw the world filtered through her eyes,
being a minority woman raising six kids.
- Gilbert Hernandez


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