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Conrad Hall Quotes and Sayings

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There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
- Conrad Hall

Related topics: Beauty

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
- Conrad Hall

My peers say I have made a difference.
That means more to me than winning an Oscar.
- Conrad Hall

The closer the source of light is to a subject,
the broader the beams are.
- Conrad Hall

 

I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table,
writing a script.
- Conrad Hall

You are always a student, never a master.
You have to keep moving forward.
- Conrad Hall

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

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But you know you haven't done it all because you know
everything keeps evolving and changing;
and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and
develop as a human being.
- Conrad Hall

You have to understand the nature of light.
- Conrad Hall

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities...
much more so than music or language.
- Conrad Hall

I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.
- Conrad Hall

I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.
- Conrad Hall

I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 80.
- Conrad Hall

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema,
because there aren't words or metaphors which describe
many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
- Conrad Hall

Painting and writing are solitary arts.
- Conrad Hall

In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
- Conrad Hall

It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a
car coming to a stop sign,
and driving off.
I had to decide how to frame and light it.
It was magic.
There was a sense of mystery.
- Conrad Hall

Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.
- Conrad Hall

Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing,
you have to show them something else.
- Conrad Hall

Photography is a very important part of my life.
- Conrad Hall

I don't think of myself as a director or writer.
I think of myself as a filmmaker.
- Conrad Hall

It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.
- Conrad Hall

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors...
it's an extraordinarily subtle language.
Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
- Conrad Hall

I suppose I would still be a communicator,
maybe a musician.
- Conrad Hall

I knew exactly how I wanted it to play,
but you are never sure until you watch the projected
images reflect off the screen.
That's when you know it worked.
- Conrad Hall

It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues
believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
- Conrad Hall

Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
- Conrad Hall

There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images,
and others who aren't.
- Conrad Hall

That's why I like fast film.
It gives you more freedom to light more naturally.
- Conrad Hall

My first semester, I got a D in creative writing.
- Conrad Hall

I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.
- Conrad Hall

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're
afraid they won't be able to get better and better;
that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
- Conrad Hall

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex,
bigger than life characters.
- Conrad Hall

Billions of people have seen and been influenced by
movies in the short history of this industry.
- Conrad Hall

The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away.
- Conrad Hall

But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.
- Conrad Hall

With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene.
You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure,
diffusion and filters.
That's what makes it an art.
- Conrad Hall

The audience has to understand that if the film is
going to have any meaning for them.
If they are going to empathize with the characters,
they have to visualize the process of concentration
involved in making every move.
- Conrad Hall

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To carry each other is not a burden at all
but a kind of privilege.
- Bono

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

Like a Manatee, I am Peaceful, Respectful,
Gentle, Kind, and Self-Healing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding-on does not have to be a desperate
teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

All differences in this world
are of degree, and not of kind,
because oneness is the secret of everything.
- Swami Vivekananda

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever -
this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
- Albert Einstein


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