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Sometimes films ignore other points of view because
by Ang Lee

Sometimes films ignore other points of view because
it's simpler to tell the story that way,
but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different
points of view and situations,
the more real the story is.
- Ang Lee

So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with
a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene,
but I think it's very rare that you see it private.
- Ang Lee

I did a women's movie, and I'm not a woman.
I did a gay movie, and I'm not gay.
I learned as I went along.
- Ang Lee

Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development,
And that was something I really wanted to do,
and frankly I don't think I was ready to do a big production like this.
- Ang Lee

 

When I have a full schedule like that,
I don't see myself sitting there for a couple of months,
doing the research, going through a painful process,
it's just not my thing anymore.
- Ang Lee

When I see something I like, that's all that counts.
What they use, how they get there, I never bother them.
- Ang Lee

I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream,
somehow off-beat.
Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar
to the world's population -
even to a lot of Americans.
- Ang Lee

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Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration.
It's working with people.
It's a lot more fun.
- Ang Lee

The most mysterious feminine factor,
the existence that we men,
we don't know.
It's woman.
It's feminine.
That's what the sword is about.
That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
- Ang Lee

I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic.
The desert, the empty space, the drama.
- Ang Lee

I am a shy person.
- Ang Lee

I think people are universal.
- Ang Lee

The way I go about a lovemaking scene is that we will
talk about it during the rehearsing time.
- Ang Lee

When there is a strong woman character in a story -
that always grabs me.
- Ang Lee

Now I'm kind of established as a director,
I much prefer directing to writing.
- Ang Lee

In the past I've made movies that were pretty universally liked.
You can't really hate them.
You can discard them, but you can't really hate them.
- Ang Lee

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible,
but then I realized that I needed actors who could
go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
- Ang Lee

Not taboo - it's just that straight actors still risk
their careers commercially and economically.
They have to please the crowd - they're movie stars;
their image is their industry.
It goes beyond acting.
- Ang Lee

To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America.
He's the biggest homophobe in the whole movie -
culturally and psychologically -
but by the time he admits his feelings,
it's too late.
- Ang Lee

When I sent those scripts, that was the lowest point of my life.
We'd just had our second son, and when I went to collect them from hospital,
I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers,
the screen showed I've got $26 left.
- Ang Lee

I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought
very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film.
It has a very strong female character and it was very
abundant in classic Chinese textures.
- Ang Lee

On a Chinese film you just give orders,
no one questions you.
Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell
them why you want to do it a certain way,
and they argue with you.
Democracy.
- Ang Lee

I took the name Green Destiny from -
well there is such a sword called Green Destiny.
It is green because you keep twisting it,
it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking
it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light.
- Ang Lee

Usually with this genre the first thing that happens
is a good fight sequence to show that you're in good hands.
So we broke that rule.
I think a lot of that comes from the western audience.
- Ang Lee

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

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)

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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