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Bille August Quotes and Sayings

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From the beginning, we were prepared,
we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.
- Bille August

He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander
an amputated version of what his original film was,
and he doesn't really like the shorter film.
- Bille August

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.
- Bille August

I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film.
Personally, I am not so interested in television,
simply because I don't watch television myself.
I'm into movies.
- Bille August

 

It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film.
He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn't even read the book.
So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I'd certainly like to do it.
- Bille August

We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we
could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly
different bits of dialogue and information,
so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily
and it would still feel complete,
even though it was shorter.
- Bille August

I spent almost 3 months with Bergman,
four hours every afternoon.
We sat and went through the whole script.
To be honest, most of the time we talked about life
and other different things.
It was really a wonderful time.
- Bille August

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It was a major dream come true at last.
In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important
story about people in a period of transition,
with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century.
The big life issues are at stake.
- Bille August

The big difference is the size of the crew and the
flexibility of shooting because of the size.
I mean, it's crazy.
So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind,
whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility.
- Bille August

I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film.
But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release,
we couldn't get all the money we needed.
We had to get some money from television.
So we said, ok, let's do it both ways.
So we did it in four parts.
- Bille August

She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story,
and I think you can say that about a lot of my films
in that they are often about people who are brought
to the point of zero in the beginning of the film.
- Bille August

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Stop holding on to the past.
Release your regrets about whatever you may have done
or failed to do that turned out poorly.
Forgive others for whatever they may have done
or failed to do that cause you harm.
Declare today to be a new beginning.
Let go of the past and move on with creating
a joyful new future for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

At the beginning and at the end of love,
the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
- Thomas Carlyle

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
- Jim Rohn

Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
- Jim Rohn

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

Let us always meet each other with a smile,
for the smile is the beginning of love.
- Mother Teresa

I can do no other than be reverent
before everything that is called life.
I can do no other than to have compassion
for all that is called life.
That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
- Albert Schweitzer

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living.
It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built.
Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals.
If a garden is a site for the imagination,
how can we be very far from the beginning?
- Francis Cabot Lowell

That was the beginning of modern acting for me.
You don't have to tell a camera everything.
It gets bored if you do and wants to look elsewhere.
- Stephen Rea

The child must know that he is a miracle,
that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been,
and until the end of the world there will not be,
another child like him.
- Pablo Casals

I love writers all across the board,
but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault.
- Tanith Lee

Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning
to stretch its range as well.
- Sarah Zettel

The beginning is always today.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Three months.
I was playing the organ for three months.
It was a challenge for me in the beginning.
- Jimmy Smith

Linux evolved in a completely different way.
From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked
on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet.
- Eric S. Raymond

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
- Alan Bleasdale

Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration,
if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
- Igor Stravinsky

Today is either the beginning of the end,
or the end of the beginning.
Today we are making history.
- Eckhard Pfeiffer

In the beginning there was the word.
The word was Jah.
The word is in I, Jah is in I. I make what is good,
better, and what is better,
best.
I follow this in every aspect of life.
- Peter Tosh

When we dream alone it is only a dream,
but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser


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