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Alain Resnais Quotes and Sayings

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I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York.
I said, Something is going on here.
- Alain Resnais

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

Since we had little money and few documents,
we had nothing.
- Alain Resnais

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
- Alain Resnais

 

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the
way it happens in our heads;
that was the idea.
- Alain Resnais

The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
- Alain Resnais

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking,
but you have to make a living and it is miraculous
to earn a living working in film.
- Alain Resnais

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I am never driven.
Every film I've made has been an assignment.
- Alain Resnais

I never thought of becoming a director.
When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to
the talkies had an impact on me -
I still watch silent films.
- Alain Resnais

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose.
You make the films you can make.
- Alain Resnais

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting.
Maybe now, it would work better.
- Alain Resnais

It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
- Alain Resnais

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

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

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

A dog barks when his master is attacked.
I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked
and yet would remain silent.
- Pearl S. Buck

My classmates would copulate with anything that moved,
but I never saw any reason to limit myself.
- Emo Philips

It was the first time she had visited me here in upstate New York.
It was the last time I saw her.
- Dennis Kozlowski

I've been so good in so many movies that nobody saw.
- Joe Pantoliano

During the 1960 election, I saw Richard Nixon as the winner.
- Jeane Dixon

I did.
I did see Bigfoot when I was a kid and I still believe it to this day.
I saw a big furry man outside my window.
It's not funny!
It was real.
- Barry Watson

You knew everybody at all the studios and you saw them often.
- Cesar Romero

I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
- J. D. Salinger

I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe,
but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man
On Fire because it is so sad.
- Dakota Fanning

I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers.
I painted the colors I saw.
- Edvard Munch

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett

I went out to the Derby on Wednesday and think it is
the most interesting thing I ever saw over here.
- Richard H. Davis

I never saw anything that would qualify as a criminal activity.
- Martin Bashir

I never saw an ugly thing in my life:
for let the form of an object be what it may,
- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
- John Constable

I've made a lot of stupid action films.
But when we made The Matrix, we saw that people wanted more than that.
- Joel Silver

I think people could justify labeling me if they saw a pattern in what I do,
but right now that's impossible.
- Skeet Ulrich

I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by,
and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going,
not just sitting back waiting for something to happen.
- Wally Schirra

It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think
that maybe I could actually do this.
Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
- Terence Stamp

Steve and I saw eye to eye on the story and I got the part,
but I think in the beginning it was due to my brother's instigation.
So I owe him for that.
- Beau Bridges

My parents always saw me as an artist,
and that greatly influenced me.
- Meredith Brooks

Fans always ask, 'What did the bedroom look like?'
All they ever saw was Alice or Ralph going in and out.
- Audrey Meadows

I came down to the living room one day and my wife
was standing in the living room.
It wasn't an illusion.
I saw her out of the corner of my eye.
The moment I saw her, she vanished.
- Hugh Leonard

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show.
I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
- Jim Henson

THIS is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth.
- Donald Cargill

I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow.
- Johnny Mercer

I saw that Meryl Streep said, I just want to do my job well.
And really, that's all I'm ever trying to do.
- Paul McCartney

Saw a wedding in the church.
It was strange to see what delight we married people
have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
- Samuel Pepys

I don't think of myself as offbeat and weird.
As a kid, I saw myself as the type of guy who would
run into a burning building to save the baby.
- Christian Slater

I saw the Nutcracker to be a dummy as I thought of
its mouth moving like a nutcracker -
and also find them pretty scary as they almost have a life of their own.
- Matthew Bourne

Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill
ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it
was tens of millions of American's who were saying,
'Stop!'
- John Boehner

Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present,
incorporated into daily life.
- Stephen Ambrose

I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death,
but an infinite ocean of light and love,
which flowed over the ocean of darkness.
- George Fox

I saw that my image was changing or fading.
One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was
to be missed-not forgotten.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere
faithfulness to what he saw before him.
- Arthur Symons

At college I'd seen my dead frog's limbs twitch under
some applied stimulus or other -
seen,
but hadn't believed.
Didn't dream of thinking beyond or around what I saw.
- James Merrill

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean,
and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn.
He appeared to me to be in anger.
- Joanna Southcott

Of all the Jedis I saw in the film, Yoda's the only one I like.
- Lawrence Halprin

He had written my mother once that he wanted her to
be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw.
And that's how it turned out.
- Ron Reagan

Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me.
I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
- Geezer Butler


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