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There's always some room for improvisation. ...
by Satyajit Ray

There's always some room for improvisation.
- Satyajit Ray

You cannot go beyond a certain limit in your expenditure
if you want to bring back money from your local market,
which is very small after Pakistan.
- Satyajit Ray

The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.
- Satyajit Ray

I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby.
I would find out which stories had been sold to be
made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
- Satyajit Ray

 

The conception of background music is changing.
You use less and less of it these days.
- Satyajit Ray

When I write an original story I write about people
I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with.
I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.
- Satyajit Ray

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry,
I was listening to European classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

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Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed.
It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage,
most of my early films are flawed in the cutting.
- Satyajit Ray

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

Ever since Two Daughters I've been composing my own music.
- Satyajit Ray

It was only after Pather Panchali had some success
at home that I decided to do a second part.
But I didn't want to do the same kind of film again,
so I made a musical.
- Satyajit Ray

Well the Bombay film wasn't always like how it is now.
It did have a local industry.
There were realistic films made on local scenes.
But it gradually changed over the years.
- Satyajit Ray

There is a ban on Indian films in Pakistan,
so that's half of our market gone.
- Satyajit Ray

The only solutions that are ever worth anything are
the solutions that people find themselves.
- Satyajit Ray

I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.
- Satyajit Ray

I wouldn't mind taking a rest for three or four months,
but I have to keep on making films for the sake of my crew,
who just wait for the next film because they're not on a fixed salary.
- Satyajit Ray

Most of the top actors and actresses may be working
in ten or twelve films at the same time,
so they will give one director two hours and maybe
shoot in Bombay in the morning and Madras in the evening.
It happens.
- Satyajit Ray

What is attempted in these film is of course a synthesis.
But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures.
Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement
and detachment in equal measure.
- Satyajit Ray

My cameraman and I devised a method,
which we started using from my second film,
which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio,
where we used bounced light instead of direct light.
We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
- Satyajit Ray

I think they quite like me when I work because I'm
one of the safer directors to back,
because even if my films don't bring their costs in back home,
once they're shown outside of India they manage to cover the costs.
- Satyajit Ray

Sometimes a director is making three films.
Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film
in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done,
so he directs by telephone.
The shooting takes place.
On schedule.
- Satyajit Ray

My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the
educated middle class in the cities and small towns.
They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.
- Satyajit Ray

I've made seventeen or eighteen films now,
only two of which have been original screenplays,
all the others have been based on short stories or novels,
and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
- Satyajit Ray

When I'm shooting on location, you get ideas on the spot -
new angles.
You make not major changes but important modifications,
that you can't do on a set.
I do that because you have to be economical.
- Satyajit Ray

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

God gives some more than others
because some accept more than others.
- Ernest Holmes

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people move our souls to dance.
- Flavia Weedn

When someone has a strong intuitive connection,
Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma,
some past connection.
- Richard Gere

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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