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I was watching Monster's Ball, which is a fabulous movie.
by 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
- Al Boliska

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it...
Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
- Tennessee Williams

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Just watching my cats can make me happy.
- Paula Cole

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

I recorded my hair this morning, tonight I'm watching the highlights.
- Jay London

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,
watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Before I was a mom I used to think that parents who
worried about their kids watching MTV were just clueless.
Now that I'm a mom, I see what the fuss was all about!
- Martha Quinn

I was watching something the other day which started
out with five guys walking towards you and one woman,
and there you go-it's still being dominated by the male society.
- Joan Severance

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
- Michael Jackson

I think every man who is not a religious moron likes
when a woman is comfortable with watching a porn movie.
- Izabella Scorupco

I learned some chords and I started watching anybody I could,
once I really got into it.
- Johnny Rivers

I love to cook and I know a lot of people watching love those segments,
but so often they feel rushed to me.
If we give 'em a bit more time to breathe,
people will get more out of them.
- Tony Danza

It's a question of keeping one's eyes and ears open
and watching how other people play the game.
They're watching me too, to see what my attitude is like.
- Charles Dance

I've never minded my kids watching any of the series I did.
That's important to me.
- Lee Majors

There is no such thing as national advertising.
All advertising is local and personal.
It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the
kitchen or watching TV in the den.
- Morris Hite

I don't enjoy the boo scare when you're watching a
movie and then suddenly there's a big shark on the screen.
The only thing they're doing is catching you off guard.
- Sergio Aragones

Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.
- Hank Azaria

It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up.
All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch...
and then we'd beat them up as well.
- Wayne Coyne

Actors do like watching girls parade down the runway for some reason.
- Kate Moss

You may get real tired watching me, but I'm not going to quit.
- Harrison Ford

I don't know if we ever fully get over the pain of
watching a child trying to find their way through a
world that too often doesn't understand.
- Anne Ford

I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American
Idol as far as reality TV shows go.
- Natalie Gulbis

Watching a good actor is the best way to learn.
- Kieran Culkin

I'm a guy, but I'm not afraid to cry.
Not all of the time.
But when I'm watching a movie, I'll sometimes shed a tear,
especially 'Moulin Rouge'.
- Zac Efron

I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely,
and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job.
- Sally Ride

As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies...
is you fall in love with moments.
- Kevin Spacey

I learn so much from watching films like that with
commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker
talk about their films it's a really great experience.
- Jay Roach

I was dating a guy that was a huge wrestling fan and
I'm embarrassed to say it now but I used to make fun of him for watching it.
- Torrie Wilson

Your whole life is on the other side of the glass.
And there is nobody watching.
- Alan Bennett

I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate.
- Brandon Boyd

I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old.
I'm not too excited about watching a huge explosion.
I'm more interested in people and characters.
- Norman Jewison

Big Brother is watching you.
- George Orwell

Twelve years on sets watching directors,
I've taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.
- Christopher Eccleston

Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys,
but I've always pulled for the Chicago Cubs.
I enjoy watching them play.
- Lee Trevino

Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St.
Bernard coming in through the cat door.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing,
because I assure you that what he feels like doing,
you won't feel like watching.
- Fran Lebowitz

It's a real primal thing, watching someone get hurt.
It's funny and accessible.
- Johnny Knoxville

Life is not a spectator sport.
If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand
just watching what goes on,
in my opinion you're wasting your life.
- Jackie Robinson

I stared at the television in shock,
watching as my private life was revealed to the world.
- Donna Rice

Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later.
Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still
as funny today as they ever were.
- Leonard Maltin

I notice now, whatever character in whatever movie you're watching,
they have these toned arms and muscles.
- Jill Clayburgh

Watched Star Wars in 77 and that's when I got into watching films.
I was just blown away by it.
- Debra Wilson


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