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Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different
by Roland Joffe

Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different
from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
- Roland Joffe

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I like DVDs so much - it's such a better format than VHS.
- Roland Joffe

I don't really say much about reviewers.
It's a very tough job to get all of the depth of a movie all at once.
- Roland Joffe

Music is a very integral part of the film,
but it will not be as full of music as a Bollywood film.
- Roland Joffe

 

I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history.
- Roland Joffe

The history of the white man in India really jumped
up and bit me in the neck.
- Roland Joffe

Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it,
politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives.
- Roland Joffe

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The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
but the director's somehow trying to work the whole
thing into a much bigger picture.
It's like conducting an orchestra.
- Roland Joffe

When you look at our world, the truth is that we're
all under the influence of politics.
- Roland Joffe

I've never wanted to do something where I'd berate the audience.
- Roland Joffe

Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top
of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare,
rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.
- Roland Joffe

I try to address my audiences intelligently.
The man in the street counts, but sometimes he forgets that he counts.
- Roland Joffe

They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story.
At first, I thought that was silly.
But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
- Roland Joffe

In India, one has to plan according to the monsoons.
- Roland Joffe

I'm not a very serious person.
You know how they say that clowns are very funny in
public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind
of stupid at home and more serious in public.
- Roland Joffe

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

If the movie's well made and it's about things that count,
people will ultimately see the depth in it.
- Roland Joffe

I think the job of movie reviewing can be really tough.
If a film has layers that need to be thought about,
it's easy to get missed the first time around.
- Roland Joffe

I think a film should have a gestation period of at
least two or three years.
- Roland Joffe

I like cinema audiences.
I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know.
- Roland Joffe

Eventually, the tribe developed so much confidence
in me that they invited me to be their chieftain.
- Roland Joffe

Good directing is about getting the performance to
be just what's right for the movie.
- Roland Joffe

Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past.
But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?
- Roland Joffe

Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind,
including the mind of the Indian scientist,
the ability to think out of the box.
- Roland Joffe

It's hard to blame someone because they simply don't have time.
- Roland Joffe

If you spend a whole afternoon just eating popcorn and watching football,
there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
But if that's all you do, you get swept along with the tide,
without any idea of where you're going.
- Roland Joffe

I think that will be a lot of fun for audiences to
get the same stream of consciousness that was going
through my head at the time.
It was very exciting to suddenly recall what I was feeling at the time.
- Roland Joffe

I simply wanted to state that during this little slice of history,
this is what happened and these were the good sides of it,
these were the more dangerous sides of it,
and this was the result.
- Roland Joffe

Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life.
It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who
had gradually ceased to be a Marxist,
and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
- Roland Joffe

I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe.
They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished.
When I asked them why they asked that,
they replied, Because you white men always do!
- Roland Joffe

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next
to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh,
how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling

I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year
for cheating on my metaphysics final ...
I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe.
All is system and gradation.
Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sitting around the house playing the wife and mother is driving me crazy.
- Patsy Cline

I don't like sitting around sets - I don't like the unpredictability of it.
- Andrea Martin

I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis
in basically one sitting.
I decided to enroll in medical school.
It was almost like a conversion experience.
- Stanislav Grof

I'll just be sitting down having dinner with girlfriends
or something and people come up and ruin the dinner.
- Holly Valance

Now I can stand up on the stage again like I used to
after five years of sitting down while I sang.
- Etta James

You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.
- George Carlin

The worst thing about war was the sitting around and
wondering what you were doing morally.
- Paul Fussell

Most cornmeal producers don't tell you when their cornmeal was milled,
which makes it difficult to know how long the product
has been sitting in the store before you bought it.
- Jeremy Jackson

I'll do whatever it takes to win games,
whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel,
handing a cup of water to a teammate,
or hitting the game-winning shot.
- Kobe Bryant

I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table,
writing a script.
- Conrad Hall

Well, I'm using a cane, so what? So what if they shot
me sitting in a wheelchair? That's life!
- Dick Clark

I don't like giving speeches - I enjoy sitting on my rump.
- Karen Morley

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
- Ogden Nash

As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May,
sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.
- Richard Barnfield

I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs.
- Richard Thompson

Does anybody think these people were just sitting around drinking tea?
- Condoleezza Rice

The day of the sun is like the day of a king.
It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon,
a pageant in the evening.
- Wallace Stevens

All I really want to do is entertain people out there
sitting in the dark and for them to believe it.
- Kelly Lynch

People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a
lot of four-letter words.
- Tim Conway

What pisses me off is when I've got seven or eight
record company fat pig men sitting there telling me what to wear.
- Sinead O'Connor

The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing,
and we laugh at our own jokes.
- Adrian Edmondson

Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no
more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck,
and I love roast duck.
- Billie Holiday

I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio.
- Arne Jacobsen

I have to keep reminding myself that I am their mother.
Sometimes we are sitting at home and I feel like we
are waiting for our mom to come home.
- Ruby Wax

It was really strange for me when I started to play
concerts in America where the audiences were all sitting down.
- Van Morrison

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals.
They don't look at it as an art form.
They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs

I was really nervous, intimidated by the whole thing-all
the people and all the buzzing,
and all the sitting around waiting.
I felt really small in this huge place.
- Kate Moss

My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver
and sitting down and watching him work.
- Sparky Anderson

Hell, I'm an old man.
I'm 70 years old.
I'm supposed to be sitting on a rocking chair watching the sunset.
- M. Emmet Walsh

As mayor, I'm in the frying pan.
I'm just sitting here on the griddle now,
and I've got to really think, you know,
do I want to stay here on the griddle?
- Anthony A. Williams

He's sitting in the catbird seat.
- Red Barber

I get satisfaction of three kinds.
One is creating something, one is being paid for it
and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.


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