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I think you get better at staring into space.
by Adrian Lyne

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

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

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

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

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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

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


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