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Ang Lee Quotes and Sayings

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I am a shy person.
- Ang Lee

The way I go about a lovemaking scene is that we will
talk about it during the rehearsing time.
- Ang Lee

Now I'm kind of established as a director,
I much prefer directing to writing.
- Ang Lee

I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic.
The desert, the empty space, the drama.
- Ang Lee

 

I think people are universal.
- Ang Lee

Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration.
It's working with people.
It's a lot more fun.
- Ang Lee

When I see something I like, that's all that counts.
What they use, how they get there, I never bother them.
- Ang Lee

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The most mysterious feminine factor,
the existence that we men,
we don't know.
It's woman.
It's feminine.
That's what the sword is about.
That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
- Ang Lee

When I have a full schedule like that,
I don't see myself sitting there for a couple of months,
doing the research, going through a painful process,
it's just not my thing anymore.
- Ang Lee

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

In the past I've made movies that were pretty universally liked.
You can't really hate them.
You can discard them, but you can't really hate them.
- Ang Lee

I did a women's movie, and I'm not a woman.
I did a gay movie, and I'm not gay.
I learned as I went along.
- Ang Lee

Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development,
And that was something I really wanted to do,
and frankly I don't think I was ready to do a big production like this.
- Ang Lee

I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream,
somehow off-beat.
Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar
to the world's population -
even to a lot of Americans.
- Ang Lee

When there is a strong woman character in a story -
that always grabs me.
- Ang Lee

So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with
a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene,
but I think it's very rare that you see it private.
- Ang Lee

I took the name Green Destiny from -
well there is such a sword called Green Destiny.
It is green because you keep twisting it,
it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking
it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light.
- Ang Lee

Sometimes films ignore other points of view because
it's simpler to tell the story that way,
but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different
points of view and situations,
the more real the story is.
- Ang Lee

Usually with this genre the first thing that happens
is a good fight sequence to show that you're in good hands.
So we broke that rule.
I think a lot of that comes from the western audience.
- Ang Lee

My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible,
but then I realized that I needed actors who could
go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
- Ang Lee

To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America.
He's the biggest homophobe in the whole movie -
culturally and psychologically -
but by the time he admits his feelings,
it's too late.
- Ang Lee

I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought
very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film.
It has a very strong female character and it was very
abundant in classic Chinese textures.
- Ang Lee

On a Chinese film you just give orders,
no one questions you.
Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell
them why you want to do it a certain way,
and they argue with you.
Democracy.
- Ang Lee

Not taboo - it's just that straight actors still risk
their careers commercially and economically.
They have to please the crowd - they're movie stars;
their image is their industry.
It goes beyond acting.
- Ang Lee

When I sent those scripts, that was the lowest point of my life.
We'd just had our second son, and when I went to collect them from hospital,
I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers,
the screen showed I've got $26 left.
- Ang Lee

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

I was just standing around and suddenly I was cast as an extra.
I hated it because I was so shy.
- Dwayne Hickman

I think most actors are shy.
I really do.
The greatest actors can disappear.
I had friends call me the Blend-In Man.
- Rip Torn

Well, Bill, I don't think you're going to find many
shy people that are in the political business.
- Scott McCallum

I'm not shy in the spotlight.
I might seem austere and even arrogant,
but far from it, I'm actually shy.
- Riccardo Muti

I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
- Patti LaBelle

I'm very shy in a crowd.
- Patti LaBelle

I'm blonde and tanned and normal-sized!
I'm sweet, shy, funny, have a big heart and I'm nice -
and I like to eat.
- Paris Hilton

I'm too shy for personal appearances,
and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing,
I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
- Anne Tyler

Steve is very quiet, even shy.
I am very gregarious.
So, opposites.
- Jayne Meadows

I've come from nowhere, and I'm not shy to go back.
- Jason Statham

Americans are shy about the body.
I have to remember that when I go there.
- Ana Beatriz Barros

I'm quite shy, so if there's a guy I like,
I actually ignore him because I can't speak to him.
I get all red and sweaty, and it's embarrassing.
- Silvia Colloca

I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do.
I am a musician.
- Frankie Avalon

It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him,
I just didn't want people with preconceived notions
to assume anything about why we were together.
I was pretty careful for a while.
- Rose McGowan

Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to
feel shy in front of intellect.
- Lennart Meri

Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from
the ugliness that all people are capable of.
- Matthew Modine

We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
- W. H. Auden

I'm not a real social person - I'm shy -
and a lot of the business is just social.
- Kim Basinger

I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use.
I hate fame.
I've done everything I can to avoid it.
- Johnny Depp

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or
dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and
possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
- James Douglas

If I kind of like a guy, then I'm a fantastic flirt.
But with a guy I truly like, I get painfully shy.
- Shannen Doherty

I started when I was in college because I was shy and
thought it would be a good way to break out of that.
- Catherine Bell

My first serious project was photographing badgers -
very,
very difficult as they are shy and nocturnal.
- Nigel Dennis

I'm tough on the outside and soft on the inside...
I'm really a shy guy.
- Milo Ventimiglia

I've never had a desire to be famous.
Lots of actors are actually extremely shy.
I have shy areas.
- Jeremy Northam

I was really kind of shy as a child.
But I would do things for attention.
- Little Richard

The men I find myself attracted to are the ones who
don't say anything and are quite shy.
- Katie Price

I have had strange animals as pets all my life.
I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact
better with animals than people.
Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig

Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy.
I don't think my own personality is important.
I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy.
- Joshua Lederberg

Mrs.
Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable
being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement.
She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things.
- Jim Costa

I was mild-mannered, wore glasses, was very shy with women.
- Joe Shuster

I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people,
it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was
so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.
- Eric Clapton

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala
events and big crowds started.
Some people embrace it.
To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
- Matt Damon

I was a shy, quiet kid.
I was happiest playing by myself with my toys,
rather than hanging around people.
- Christian Slater

I have reason to be shy.
I've been hurt plenty.
- Ethel Waters

I can be shy when I talk to women.
I'm a shy dude.
- Nick Carter

Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense.
- Jonathan King

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

I like parties, but I'm shy, and I often find myself standing around,
feeling awkward.
- Michael Bergin

In school I was pretty quiet.
Kinda shy until my junior year.
But at home I was a freak.
- Dane Cook

People think that I'm a really outgoing person because of how I am on stage.
But I'm not.
I'm really shy.
- Joel Madden

I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in.
But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks
without actually introducing myself.
- Bill Forsyth

But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance
seldom reached by the best of Guns.
- John James Audubon

At one point in college I was so shy that I'd drop
out of a class if asked to speak in front of other people.
- Joe Flanigan

The industry's not stupid.
The industry knows that if those foods are labeled
"genetically engineered,"
the public will shy away and won't take them.
- Jeremy Rifkin


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