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Barry Sonnenfeld Quotes and Sayings

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It felt scary because there was no auditioning,
no rehearsing.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I don't think Will does get upstaged because his reaction
is always funnier than what is actually happening.
That is also the reason Tommy is funnier than Will.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

These movies are like my kids.
I just love them to death.
Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I really wanted Michael Jackson to be in the first Men in Black,
but he didn't want to be considered as an alien!
- Barry Sonnenfeld

 

I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy
go back to Tommy's old apartment.
It was a big mistake.
I hope not to be in the next movie I direct.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

By definition a sequel can't be original.
So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I haven't read a review of one of my films for the best part of 10 years.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

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Michael worked one day.
Everybody was a little freaked out and nervous because he's a really big star.
We were already working with really big stars,
but Michael is Michael.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

We should all relax about life because you don't have
a clue as to what's really going on.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I've ever worked
with where neither of them want to say any lines.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

They want to let the audience figure things out and
let the reaction shot get the laugh.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

There's a series of children's books called A Series of Unfortunate Events,
which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl.
I hope to start directing it.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

When Frank the Pug is singing I Will Survive,
the only reason it's funny is that Will is in that
shot trying not to get angry.
A shot of a dog singing I Will Survive on its own will not get a laugh.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I was seeing a lot of really good things about Get Shorty when it came out,
and my wife pointed out that if you validate the good reviews,
you also have to validate the bad reviews.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

Michael Jackson wanted to be in Men in Black II.
He told me he had seen the first Men in Black in Paris
and had stayed behind and sat there and wept.
I had to explain to him that it was a comedy.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

Affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

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

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I know that I have lived because I have felt,
and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence,
I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

For five years I've felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse.
But all the other girls get paid more than I do.
- Dennis Rodman

I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid
gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.
- Hedy Lamarr

I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me.
- Gene Tierney

I felt Brighton was a perfect ending to a really interesting career.
- Harold Budd

I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt
they could justifiably continue to create.
- Norman Granz

When we came up with titles like Ready or Not,
that's how we really felt.
- Pras Michel

When I first heard that song, it was a ballad but it had a lot more.
It felt like a gospel song when I first heard it and it just moved me.
- Deborah Cox

I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack
of way too young for the first generation of classic
rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand-new.
It's hard.
- Paul Westerberg

I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints
in writing of my experience of the goodness of God,
and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age,
I begin this work.
- John Woolman

I never felt like I belonged in Minnesota when I was growing up there.
That's why I was out the door as soon as I turned 18.
- Jessica Lange

I've always felt that you can't do much wrong in a
garden providing you enjoy it.
- David Hobson

I felt really free, like I could do anything,
because no one would know what to expect.
- Joshua Homme

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels.
- Fran Drescher

I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood
so I felt like I just didn't fit in.
Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart,
or whatever.
- Halle Berry

I felt like I was flying without a net.
But once I realized that the audience was my partner,
I was flying a jet, because the people would allow
me to develop the character on stage.
- Loretta Swit

But then when he left, I realized that it was harder
to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band.
When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
- Anthony Kiedis

I always felt as a horn player, a jam session wasn't
satisfying enough for me.
I should have been a rhythm section player,
actually.
- Lee Konitz

I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in
the crown of American cinema.
- Tatum O'Neal

I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative
to the popular electric sound.
- Ron Carter

But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort
and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer.
- Paul Berg

He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly,
but because he felt deeply.
- John Buchan

I've always felt that there's a point where a piece seems to be alive,
that is, living.
And that's the point where I know the composition is finished.
- David Tudor

I felt my mother about the place.
I don't think she haunts me, but I wouldn't put it past her.
- Julie Walters

When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up.
I thought poetry was asleep.
I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep.
- Patti Smith

Early One Morning takes time and, I mean,
all things like that I felt were very important.
- Anthony Caro

I felt that what is personal is political.
- Emma Bonino

It wasn't like I felt I was on a wave.
It was just so easy.
It is only afterwards that I thought I really had a
bit of good luck going on there with Yazoo.
- Alison Moyet

Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love.
With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to -
expectations.
But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.
- Greg Louganis

The properties which differentiate living matter from
any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt,
but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities.
I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do,
and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
- Joan Jett

But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish
desire to voice all the joys and sorrows,
the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro,
in classic musical form.
- James Weldon Johnson

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality...
true art lies in a reality that is felt.
- Odilon Redon

The president felt that it was important to send an
ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space
travel as a representative for all Americans.
- Christa McAuliffe

It took the producers a while to realize I wanted a full-bodied life.
I wanted to get out before I felt I'd sacrificed so
much to get somewhere that I couldn't afford to leave.
- Sherry Stringfield

I've been in the legislative branch and now the executive
branch and in each case I felt it was important we
use our constitutional responsibilities to the fullest.
- John Engler

My doctor felt that the main contributing factor was
so many years of malnutrition,
especially during my formative years,
even before I got into modeling.
- Carre Otis

I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have
an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few
things that really rival them.
- Alice Hoffman

I have a very long relationship with America.
My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there.
I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
- Colin Firth

I came up in a family oriented towards the sick,
so I always felt an obligation for doing something.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

There are no new ideas.
There are only new ways of making them felt.
- Audre Lorde

I felt my father's presence with me,
helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had.
I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension.
- Michael Landon


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