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He has Van Gogh's ear for music. ...
by Billy Wilder

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
- Billy Wilder

Related topics: Music

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

 

It was hell at the time, but after it was over,
it was wonderful.
- Billy Wilder

I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time,
but you're twenty minutes.
- Billy Wilder

Don't be too clever for an audience.
Make it obvious.
Make the subtleties obvious also.
- Billy Wilder

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Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
- Billy Wilder

Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If
you see a man coming through a doorway,
it means nothing.
If you see him coming through a window -
that is at once interesting.
- Billy Wilder

France is the country where the money falls apart and
you can't tear the toilet paper.
- Billy Wilder

An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing.
But if he enters through the window,
you've got a situation.
- Billy Wilder

I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel.
- Billy Wilder

Hollywood didn't kill Marilyn Monroe,
it's the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood.
- Billy Wilder

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
- Billy Wilder

One's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
- Billy Wilder

We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre.
- Billy Wilder

What critics call dirty in our pictures,
they call lusty in foreign films.
- Billy Wilder

They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes
and they will undoubtedly keep trying.
But it won't work.
She was an original.
- Billy Wilder

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder

France is a place where the money falls apart in your
hands but you can't tear the toilet paper.
- Billy Wilder

A director must be a policeman, a midwife,
a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
- Billy Wilder

I have ten commandments.
The first nine are, thou shalt not bore.
The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
- Billy Wilder

Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.
- Billy Wilder

I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked
in a better neighborhood.
- Billy Wilder

My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production,
but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
- Billy Wilder

If there's anything I hate more than being taken seriously,
it's being taken too seriously.
- Billy Wilder

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe,
just so you're sincere.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown

I don't want to be interesting.
I want to be good.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

I eat really healthy, and if I'm tired,
I take a nap.
- Casper Van Dien

I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt,
or a van Gogh.
- Dick Bruna

And at five o'clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson,
and I sat with my mouth open in the van.
I was stunned by the beauty of that country.
- Erika Slezak

The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
- John Dyer

It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen,
one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived,
but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.
- Sammy Hagar

I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have.
He takes the most risks.
He's just pure to me.
- Michael Pitt

When I was in Van Halen I was hitting notes that were out of my range.
I never went for those registers before until Eddie pulled it out of me.
- Gary Cherone

We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
- Vincente Minnelli

The summer of 2002 at the Wilson birthday party I met
Van Dyke again and I made plans to have dinner with him.
- Matthew Sweet

I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen,
and they don't take the time to learn the basics.
- Alvin Lee

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I used to be pretty reckless.
When I was a runner for a production company,
I drove a massive 16 seater van.
I was only 18.
I mean I look young now, but then I looked about 12.
- Gail Porter

I don't think I can tell any stories about how I lived in a van in Alaska.
I grew up in the suburbs, I even had my own room.
We weren't poor.
Everything was very normal.
- Lisa Loeb

If I could work with Joan Van Ark every day for the rest of my life I would.
- Ted Shackelford

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol.
He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown,
but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
- Douglas Wood

It was fun while it lasted, but it never seemed real to me.
I could not believe I was in Van Halen.
- Gary Cherone

I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that.
- Vincente Minnelli

Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but
my friends never leave me.
- Andrew Jackson

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme.
I really don't.
There are people who are just going to want to know
what it was like to play with Eddie.
- Gary Cherone

I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there.
And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage.
The third time was at Brian Wilson's birthday party.
- Matthew Sweet

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

I've heard my share of Van Halen.
I never liked rock.
- Brad Paisley

I've had many nicknames over the years:
V,
Nessa, Nessy Poo, Nessy Bear and Van.
Only my parents call me Van, though,
and I hate it.
I get embarrassed.
- Vanessa Hudgens

One or two of the trips were a bit scary.
Soldiers had me at gun point on one trip,
locked me in my van all night and escorted me in and
out of buildings when I wanted to wash.
- Joey Dunlop

I don't care if people think I am an overactor,
as long as they enjoy what I do.
People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainter.
- Jim Carrey

I had a solo career before Van Halen.
My fan base filtered through Van Halen with me and
came right on out the other side with me.
- Sammy Hagar

Dave was great in Van Halen.
No question about it.
He was one of the best at being Mr. Rock Star.
But it's sickening to see a guy still trying to be
that with a wig on 20 years later.
- Sammy Hagar

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that
I have with other people I played with.
There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype.
- Gary Cherone

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
- Henry Van Dyke

Just recently I worked with Van Morrison and I came
to realize that money can't make a decent human being out of you.
- Jim Sullivan

When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role,
directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh,
it will be a huge step forward.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke

In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads,
I put my heart and soul into those records.
Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps.
- Sammy Hagar

You can't stay the same.
If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change,
that's the way it works.
- Van Morrison

Van Halen is a work in progress.
- Alex Van Halen

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom.
I have been pouring van loads of information into that
vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
- Logan P. Smith


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