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David Cronenberg Quotes and Sayings

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Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab.
We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live,
to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
- David Cronenberg

Censors tend to do what only psychotics do:
they confuse reality with illusion.
- David Cronenberg

So not only can you not imagine dying,
you can't really imagine existence before you were born.
- David Cronenberg

Technology is us.
There is no separation.
It's a pure expression of human creative will.
It doesn't exist anywhere else in the universe.
I'm rather sure of that.
- David Cronenberg

 

Nah, I've done sex scenes before, you know,
like in video.
- David Cronenberg

If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot
work with it's obviously going to be a disaster.
- David Cronenberg

The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio
film is that it wouldn't actually be fun for me.
It wouldn't be exciting.
- David Cronenberg

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I don't have a moral plan, I'm a Canadian.
- David Cronenberg

Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped
a movie from being mainstream.
- David Cronenberg

Do you remember when you found out you wouldn't live
forever? People don't talk about this,
but everybody had to go through it because you're not
born with that knowledge.
- David Cronenberg

Even Hitchcock liked to think of himself as a puppeteer
who was manipulating the strings of his audience and making them jump.
He liked to think he had that kind of control.
- David Cronenberg

The filmmaking process is a very personal one to me,
I mean it really is a personal kind of communication.
It's not as though its a study of fear or any of that stuff.
- David Cronenberg

Re-writing is different from writing.
Original writing is very difficult.
- David Cronenberg

I see technology as being an extension of the human body.
- David Cronenberg

You're seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if
you've seen my earlier films,
but you're seeing me kind of learn how to be a human,
how my philosophy has evolved.
- David Cronenberg

But with my last film, Spider it was agony.
The money was always disappearing, nobody got paid,
it was very difficult - and it's very distracting from
the process of making the movie,
of course.
So I think things have been getting harder and harder.
- David Cronenberg

I also think the relationship I have with my audience
is a lot more complex than what Hitchcock seemed to want his to be -
although I think he had more going on under the surface as well.
- David Cronenberg

Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history,
their literary history, their movie literacy,
their culture, their language, their religion,
whatever they've got.
I can't possibly manipulate all of that,
nor do I want to.
- David Cronenberg

All stereotypes turn out to be true.
This is a horrifying thing about life.
All those things you fought against as a youth:
you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true.
- David Cronenberg

For example I don't work with William Hurt the same
way that I will work with Viggo.
They're different guys and they work in different ways.
So a good sensitive director has his general style
and technique and personality that he uses but you
don't impose that on the actors.
- David Cronenberg

The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is,
the harder it is to get it financed.
That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television.
They do HBO movies.
- David Cronenberg

I'm just observing the world.
I was born into it, like you were, and then I found
out there were some really disturbing aspects to being alive,
like the fact that you weren't going to be alive forever -
that bothered me.
- David Cronenberg

Each kid has a different level of expertise and some
of them are very raw and inexperienced and some are
incredibly mature and experienced.
So you just have to go with what they are rather than
have some abstract technique that you're going to try to apply to them.
- David Cronenberg

We are at a major epoch in human history,
which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race.
You can have babies without sex.
This is the first time in human history that has been true,
and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things.
- David Cronenberg

Let's put it this way, when I was casting,
I cast Viggo first and then found someone who could play his wife,
rather than the other way around.
So for me he's still the lead character.
- David Cronenberg

I never thought I was doing the same thing as directors like John Carpenter,
George Romero, and sometimes even Hitchcock,
even though I've been sometimes compared to those other guys.
We're after different game.
- David Cronenberg

The process of making a movie has expanded in terms
of effort and time for the director,
doing commentaries for the DVD for example,
finishing deleted scenes so they could be on the DVD,
and doing things like a web blog.
- David Cronenberg

I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation.
Films that make you confront aspects of your own life
that are difficult to face.
Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean
you can't make an artful film.
- David Cronenberg

I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult,
it's just a question of finding the time to do it.
I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually,
it's pretty neat.
- David Cronenberg

You have to believe in God before you can say there
are things that man was not meant to know.
I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know.
There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do.
- David Cronenberg

But when you're writing a script - for me anyway -
you have to sort of create an enforced innocence.
You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot
of stuff like what movies are hot,
what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be.
- David Cronenberg

Of course for many years directors have had to go on
the road with their movies and promote them and I've
done that since the beginning.
So that's not new but the forms of it are different
such as with the internet.
- David Cronenberg

You know, there's a saying in art that in order to
be universal you must be specific.
So I think every artist feels that he is dealing with
specific things but that it also has significance universally.
- David Cronenberg

For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body.
But if you embrace the reality of the human body,
you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult
thing for anything to do because the self-conscious
mind cannot imagine non-existence.
It's impossible to do.
- David Cronenberg

When you're in the muck you can only see muck.
If you somehow manage to float above it,
you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective.
And you see other things too.
That's the consolation of philosophy.
- David Cronenberg

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
- Finley Peter Dunne

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

Everybody knows how to raise children,
except the people who have them.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody
celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
- Gloria Stuart

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else.
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
- Ken Venturi

Everybody likes a compliment.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one knows what's next, but everybody does it.
- George Carlin

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

There is only one boss.
The customer.
And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down,
simply by spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton

Everybody is a teenage idol.
- Barry Gibb

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be.
Everybody has their own path.
It's laid out for you.
It's just up to you to walk it.
- Justin Timberlake

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

Everybody's a dreamer.
- John Lithgow

I never going to satisfy everybody, so I decided to satisfy myself.
- Dan Fogelberg


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