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Bill Forsyth Quotes and Sayings

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I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash.
- Bill Forsyth

I'd made these experimental films but I thought the
major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.
- Bill Forsyth

I don't really enjoy filming.
- Bill Forsyth

I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way,
but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list.
- Bill Forsyth

 

My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
- Bill Forsyth

I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
- Bill Forsyth

The studio system reminds me of the stock market.
- Bill Forsyth

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At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow,
although it's certainly my home.
- Bill Forsyth

It's easier for me to get three times the amount of money I really want.
- Bill Forsyth

Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was,
that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life,
problems and terrors.
- Bill Forsyth

It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy,
they misunderstood my other films.
- Bill Forsyth

There are things that Scotsmen get and other people
don't get in the dialogue.
Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase,
targeted very quickly.
- Bill Forsyth

The movie business is very much like that:
people in authority making purely emotional decisions
instead of interesting rational ones.
- Bill Forsyth

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

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

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

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

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

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

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

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

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

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

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

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Well, I mean she's of a certain biological age but
she didn't have to go around with fat patches and stuff.
- Stockard Channing

My parents didn't want to move to Florida,
but they turned sixty and that's the law.
- Jerry Seinfeld

I might have had trouble saving France in 1946 -
I didn't have television then.
- Charles de Gaulle

For 15 years I did two to three movies a year,
sometimes four.
I didn't get to spend time building my personal life.
- Steve Guttenberg

I just didn't have anything to say, so I said nothing.
- Frank Robinson

It was only after Pather Panchali had some success
at home that I decided to do a second part.
But I didn't want to do the same kind of film again,
so I made a musical.
- Satyajit Ray

The ceremony took six minutes.
The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though
we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.
- Hedy Lamarr


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