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David Ansen Quotes and Sayings

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We are the movies and the movies are us.
- David Ansen

Related topics: Movies

We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make.
The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike.
- David Ansen

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King

 

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

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You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
- Roger Ebert

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
- Tim Burton

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero,
but it's not all that important to me anymore.
- Dennis Quaid

You can map your life through your favorite movies,
and no two people's maps will be the same.
- Mary Schmich

Movies are something people see all over the world
because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders

If you don't like my movies, don't watch them.
- Dario Argento

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers

There's an electrical thing about movies.
- Oliver Stone

The movies are the only business where you can go out
front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in
a way that's different than you imagine it.
- Alex Winter

And in movies you must be a gambler.
To produce films is to gamble.
- Douglas Sirk

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

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

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
- Martin Scorsese

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times.
I'm a romantic.
- Johnny Depp

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

'Home Alone' was a movie, not an alibi.
- Jerry Orbach

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

It's the movies that have really been running things
in America ever since they were invented.
They show you what to do, how to do it,
when to do it, how to feel about it,
and how to look how you feel about it.
- Andy Warhol

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction.
It should be a progression of moods and feelings.
The theme, what's behind the emotion,
the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick

I've always been an animal lover.
I've grown up with dogs my whole life.
I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie',
I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the
kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie.
- Will Estes

It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

Right now, I'd like to just continue on a series where
I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama.
That and do occasional features and movies.
- Mario Lopez

I've made movies that we're very successful that we're a complete surprise,
and I've made movies that I thought we're going to be very successful that,
you know.
- Christopher Walken

I want people to go to the movies.
I am the man of the spectacle.
I'm playing.
- Roman Polanski

Work is good when people are responsible,
and in low-budget movies a lot of the actors don't want to be there.
They're there to build a resume.
- Sean Young

I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries.
Virtually nothing else.
- Don DeLillo

I like boxing movies.
One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films,
is the boxing.
The actual boxing usually sucks.
- Omar Epps

If there's specific resistance to women making movies,
I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons:
I can't change my gender,
and I refuse to stop making movies.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I aim for a lifetime full of movies.
- Salma Hayek


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