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I was speaking to Ridley Scott the other day and he
by Adrian Lyne

I was speaking to Ridley Scott the other day and he
makes a film every 18 months.
He's amazing really.
- Adrian Lyne

Every time I do one I feel like I've never really quite learned anything.
I always find that when I'm making a film,
I find it a little bit like I'm doing it for the first time.
- Adrian Lyne

I don't know really.
I've always been interested in the small picture instead of the big one,
and I've always been interested in relationship pictures.
- Adrian Lyne

The danger is that if you have a bunch of ideas that you forget to use.
- Adrian Lyne

 

The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to
avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche.
- Adrian Lyne

Well, I think just the fact that you are making your
first film is a huge step.
- Adrian Lyne

So on my screenplay, on the left-hand side of the page,
I will put all the ideas that refer to the scene next
to it so I have some sort of pictorial reference.
- Adrian Lyne

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Obviously, in dealing with a relationship,
sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that.
And I don't know, I've always been intrigued by those emotions.
- Adrian Lyne

I've always been interested in films where you can
identify with the actors.
Where you can be in their shoes and therefore be more
involved if they're people that you recognize.
- Adrian Lyne

I think you get better at staring into space.
Especially living in the South of France.
- Adrian Lyne

I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so
totally different from here,
obviously.
And the French values are so different from American values.
- Adrian Lyne

Their every instinct - and I have to say this is without exception -
is to iron out the bumps,
and It's always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff.
- Adrian Lyne

I wanted to make a movie about the arbitrary nature of love.
- Adrian Lyne

And I think you understand a little bit more why she falls for him.
In a way, watching the French do anything is a little
more fun because their gestures are different.
And in that way, they make everything interesting.
- Adrian Lyne

I was watching Monster's Ball, which is a fabulous movie.
It's just a little gem: beautifully shot,
and shot in a way I never would have done.
It made me feel very old, really, because it wasn't
eccentric for its own sake,
it was just very original.
- Adrian Lyne

If you are prepared to make a fool of yourself for
them then you usually get that back.
I think that there are points where you become so close to an actor,
you know them so well, almost as well or better than their spouse.
You have to know them, warts and all.
- Adrian Lyne

What I think is interesting is that the more you do,
you have to invent a book of rules of what you can
do and what you can't do.
And the very real danger is that if your book of rules
becomes a book of cliches.
- Adrian Lyne

Foxes was a movie that didn't do a lot of business
but it didn't do too badly critically and eventually
they offered me other things.
The interesting thing was that next I tried a film called Star Man,
which Michael Douglas was producing.
- Adrian Lyne

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
- Philip James Bailey

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words,
in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and
arrangement in what we say,
and in speaking with composure.
- Francois Fenelon

When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment.
Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people
in a voice of inspiration?
- Naomi Klein

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels,
has mental experiences which are at once more intense
and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
- Thomas Mann

I don't like everybody knowing what I'm doing,
unless it's related to a movie.
I don't like speaking to the press.
I never did.
- Elle Macpherson

There are always at least five good films at the end
of the year to get nominated,
but generally speaking nowadays, it's more of the independent
films that are recognized.
- Mark Rydell

Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input.
Actors are dumb.
- Dirk Benedict

In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients,
I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately
aimed at the effects which he produced.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

I came in here and a fella asked me to have a drink.
I said I don't drink.
Then another fella said hear you and Joe DiMaggio aren't
speaking and I said I'll take that drink.
- Casey Stengel

This is Red Barber speaking.
Let me say hello to you all.
- Red Barber

I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on
myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public
speaking and of approaching young women in public.
- Albert Ellis

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
- Miyamoto Musashi

Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being
needs to include my freedom to explore who I am both
spiritually and sexually.
Not just to explore - but to practice.
- Malcolm Boyd

Thus, biologically speaking the American people are
literally only half an immigrant people.
- Samuel P. Huntington

By the way, the secret of speaking French is confidence.
Whether you are right or wrong, you don't hesitate.
- Joseph Epstein

States.
Of course, I'm speaking only from memory.
- Edgar Wilson Nye

Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights
for animals but in a change of heart towards animals.
- J. M. Coetzee

I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase
considerably in the coming years and that scientists
will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out.
- Peter Garrett

We must see what in the Israeli identity -
in the Israeli -
we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking,
expanding territory.
- A. B. Yehoshua

It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the
one way possible Of speaking truth,
to mouths like mine at least.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

What comes easiest for me is dialogue.
Sometimes when my characters are speaking to me,
I have to slow them down so that I'm not simply taking dictation.
- Richard Russo

The time given to athletic contests and the injuries
incurred on the playing field are part of the price
which the English-speaking race has paid for being world conquerors.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

You've got to guard against speaking more clearly than you think.
- Howard H. Baker, Jr.

I do some broadcasting and speaking as well.
- Chuck Daly

If we don't bear witness as citizens,
as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed.
There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
- Jane Rule

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking
to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
- Oliver Herford

So I've never found there was any particular separation
between the two cultures at all,
musically speaking.
- Neville Marriner

Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited
advice or tries to help a man,
she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him.
- John Gray

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

When we were making Speaking in Tongues and Remain in Light,
we were jamming.
From that we were taking the best bits and then recording
and improvising on top of those.
- Tina Weymouth

Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's
more likely to be female.
- Desmond Morris

That's what George wrote!
He wrote it.
Why change it? There was this European company that
I was speaking about awhile ago -
course,
didn't nobody know what Porgy was.
- Cab Calloway

I took a public speaking class in college and managed
to make the class laugh a little bit.
- Kevin James

American shows don't always translate,
but this one has and speaking for myself I'm quite glad for it.
- Paul Guilfoyle

I felt my father's presence with me,
helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had.
I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension.
- Michael Landon

We need more people speaking out.
This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers.
It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
- Bill Maher

Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb,
there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian.
I have no regrets.
- Edward Teller

If you are speaking about my own songs,
I would think so because we were talking about that
particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
- Ruth Brown

But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political
process was to sully oneself to such a degree that
whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in.
- John Perry Barlow

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes
and misfortunes of the human race.
- Pierre Bayle

I used my mother's radio as a PA system.
I'd take the telephone, the speaking part,
and take those two leads off and lead them into the
radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.
- Les Paul

Speaking as a black person, welfare is the worst thing
that's ever happened to us.
- Charles Evers

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure.
- Henri Nouwen

Do people really want liberty, equality,
fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

Now, I am completely independent - I earn my living by speaking and writing.
- Karen Hughes


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