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Godfrey Reggio Quotes and Sayings

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I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

Related topics: Peace

It's not that we use technology, we live technology.
- Godfrey Reggio

What I'm trying to do is to at least raise a flag to
the blinding light of technology.
- Godfrey Reggio

Having been an educator for so many years I know that
all a good teacher can do is set a context,
raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic
relationship with their students.
- Godfrey Reggio

 

All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now.
- Godfrey Reggio

I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not
aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools.
Those tools have become who we are.
- Godfrey Reggio

So, not for lack of love of language,
but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation,
I decided to make films without words.
- Godfrey Reggio

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Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe,
so we are no longer conscious of its presence.
- Godfrey Reggio

But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor,
only through the negative can you have the positive print.
What I'm trying to get to is the positive value of negation.
- Godfrey Reggio

I think there's an enormous value to being negative.
The world we live in today, negativity is not permitted.
- Godfrey Reggio

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles.
So the real terror, the real aggression against life
comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
- Godfrey Reggio

In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf,
and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple,
real talents of other people.
Everything I do is collaborative.
- Godfrey Reggio

The only thing I can do is type.
I learned that when I was 13.
- Godfrey Reggio

Technology is not neutral.
- Godfrey Reggio

So to hope to be able to have peace,
to be able to have justice and environmental balance,
are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions.
- Godfrey Reggio

Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film
in the real world is like trying to get General Motors
to release a handmade car.
- Godfrey Reggio

History has been the history of warfare.
- Godfrey Reggio

The language of the moment or, as it were,
the language of the order in which we live,
is the image.
I felt that if I wanted to commune with the public,
I should best do so through the language of image.
It's a conscious embrace of a contradiction.
- Godfrey Reggio

These films however, have ambiguity built into them,
because it's too easy in film to make a strident work
of propaganda or advertising,
which are really the same thing anyway,
meaning the message is unmistakable.
- Godfrey Reggio

It's not just the effect of technology on the environment,
on religion, on the economic structure,
on society, on politics, etc.
It's that everything now exists in technology to the
point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life.
- Godfrey Reggio

In terms of the feeling of the piece,
I cant think about what people are gonna think about it,
what are the critics gonna say, I'm trying to bring some resolution,
and realize that myself.
It's a struggle; it's a process that gets us this.
- Godfrey Reggio

In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows,
one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously.
As a young person I was seized by this idea of social
justice and I wanted very much to follow my vow of
teaching the poor gratuitously.
- Godfrey Reggio

It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say,
but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda,
even for the right cause.
I wanted to create an experience through the films,
something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them.
- Godfrey Reggio

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes


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