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I think they quite like me when I work because I'm
by 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

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 was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
- 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

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

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

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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

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

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

There's always some room for improvisation.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

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

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards


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