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Bob Balaban Quotes and Sayings

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If anyone would have been paying serious attention to my puppet shows,
I would have been sent to therapy very young.
- Bob Balaban

I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully
who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and
a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.
- Bob Balaban

I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see -
you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing,
in a very special location.
- Bob Balaban

Oh, I was completely hooked on movies and plays and
theater from the time I was a day old -
I was very,
very early on in love with movies and I loved plays.
- Bob Balaban

 

I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters
hold up better than the new more expensive special
effects is because they were better actually.
- Bob Balaban

Yes I try to do everything I can not to fail hideously.
- Bob Balaban

I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven
Spielberg working was exciting.
- Bob Balaban

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I always think that a director who knows about the technical side,
but cares about the acting performances and casting as well,
is ahead of the game.
- Bob Balaban

God, I'd love to do a big commercial movie that made
a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too.
- Bob Balaban

I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that
remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area.
- Bob Balaban

My family was loving...
they were very supportive and very affectionate,
and basically I could do what I wanted,
and basically it wasn't anything dangerous,
thank God.
- Bob Balaban

My dad was born in Chicago in 1908...
his parents came from Russia.
They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little
tiny grocery store with eight or nine children -
in the backroom all together -
and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business.
- Bob Balaban

I've directed a fair amount of television series -
so I'm always trying to learn new things.
One episode was all hand-held and I'm trying to get
better at when you should do things and when you should
just shut up and watch what the people are saying.
- Bob Balaban

People so far have been very fond of the Robert Altman movie,
as I am, and when one things goes well it shines light
on your other projects and now I seem to have a number
of projects that are moving forward.
- Bob Balaban

I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family.
I had a very good time as a child, but I was also -
I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest,
that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things,
and a great acceptance of whatever is happening.
- Bob Balaban

I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie
theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and
then one of them became the head of Paramount and the
other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago.
- Bob Balaban

My dad was the baby.
When he was born they were already successful.
They sent him to business school - he probably would
have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something,
and he was very creative.
- Bob Balaban

Maybe I was 7 - I probably am exaggerating a little -
and immediately was plunged into the fact that there
was an official place to put your fantasies.
Up until then I didn't know what I would do with them all.
It was very exciting for me, and I began very,
very early on.
- Bob Balaban

And I think being a good director is being able to
be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute
dictator while at the same time,
you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.
- Bob Balaban

I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago
that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called 'The Last Good Time'.
I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn't in it.
- Bob Balaban

I was very much in my room with my marionette stage,
you know, creating these incredibly boring things that
I felt were so fascinating,
and forcing my relatives to come, and charging money
for them to see my little productions.
- Bob Balaban

But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies
that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things,
and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box.
- Bob Balaban

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

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

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

Kittens can happen to anyone.
- Paul Gallico

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

When you follow your bliss... doors will open
where you would not have thought there would be doors,
and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Anyone can do any amount of work
provided it isn't the work
he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
- Robert Benchley


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