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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I've always wanted to act and I can't think of anything else I'd want to do,
honestly.
- Alanna Ubach

In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche.
Now I'm over that.
Those roles are not attracting me now.
Which is odd, because that's what most every actress would want to go do.
- Delta Burke

I wanted to be videotaped.
- Mark David Chapman

I did learn what I didn't know I wanted to know.
- William Least Heat-Moon

I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity,
then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport.
- Joan Chen

I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are
basically cowboys in space,
right?
- Liam Neeson

When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be
an actress or to learn how to act.
I just wanted to be famous.
- Katharine Hepburn

People have always thought that I wasn't ambitious.
They judged by appearances and were fooled.
I was competitive.
I wanted success and was willing to work for it.
- Perry Como

I think there were early critics who wanted us to change
the world because the Sex Pistols failed.
- Michael Stipe

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do.
I want to do things that are different.
I want to take my time with each role.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've always looked for the perfect life to step into.
I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted.But no matter where I go,
I still come home me.
- Layne Staley

With dates I like to cater a girl.
We do whatever she likes.
If she was open to what I wanted to do,
it probably wouldn't be a dull date,
because I am a jock.
- Chris Brown

We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching.
- Lloyd Bridges


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