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Harold Ross Quotes and Sayings

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Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers -
same thing exactly.
- Harold Ross

I asked Ring Lardner the other day how he writes his short stories,
and he said he wrote a few widely separated words or
phrases on a piece of paper and then went back and filled in the spaces.
- Harold Ross

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

My life needs editing.
- Mort Sahl

 

For me, shooting, editing, and scoring rely on rhythm.
- Donnie Yen

All you're trying to do in an improvisation is get
as much material as possible for the editing room.
- Martin Short

The film's dramatic requirements should always take
precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.
- Edward Dmytryk

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We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.
- George Wald

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control,
in terms of editing, and music, and film stock,
shot selection, and what takes they use.
- Aaron Eckhart

I directed a movie and now, I'm going to do the editing.
- Salma Hayek

Reality TV finds talented people.
There are no scripts.
The editing is what it's all about.
Great editing makes those shows.
- Pete Waterman

Editing is a natural extension of the collage making.
It's actually one of the few areas that women were
able to excel in in the film industry from the beginning.
- Rachel True

My goal is to strip things down so that you need just
the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey.
I like editing.
I like it very tight.
- Maya Lin

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my
dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes.
He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola

And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of
places you can put your input -
in the editing,
in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on.
- Paul Reiser

Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed.
It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage,
most of my early films are flawed in the cutting.
- Satyajit Ray

You can't act for the editing.
You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.
- Dennis Farina

What I don't have in theater is editing.
- Julie Taymor

If any sort of error is inexcusable,
it's an incorrect phone number.
One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every
phone number published must be checked.
- Bill Walsh

There are editing procedures for talks just as there
are editing procedures in jazz improvisation.
- David Antin

A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines
don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
- Bill Walsh

If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading
a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
- William Safire

So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time,
I never stopped editing and refining that book.
A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again.
- R. A. Salvatore

Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9.
- Dennis Ritchie

But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature,
of its being able to cut through time with editing.
- Oliver Stone

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

My self-editing process is intense.
- George Murray

I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time.
I'm thinking, editing, looking something up.
Thinking is what I do a lot of.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford

I worked at all kinds of jobs, mostly commercial editing.
- Marilyn Hacker

I have an adult emotional life and an editing system
inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid.
- Stephen Hopkins

If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass,
it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
- Colin Greenwood

I'm a big fan of editing and keeping only the interesting bits in.
- Sarah Vowell

Editing is the only process.
The shooting is the pleasant work.
The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing.
- Garry Marshall

Certainly it's very difficult to keep momentum going
through a film which has as many characters as this does,
and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it.
That took all the time we had in editing.
- John Crowley

David and I got cut out the editing process on that.
We were able to affect it more than not.
We sent in our notes, we were able to see cuts.
We weren't allowed to see dailies and we weren't allowed
to sit in the editing room and just work.
- Bob Odenkirk

This applies to many film jobs, not just editing:
half the job is doing the job,
and the other half is finding ways to get along with
people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation.
- Walter Murch

I'm a writer first and an editor second...
or maybe third or even fourth.
Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills,
and I don't claim to have all of them at my command.
- Lynn Abbey

I don't know why my lines that were cut from the film
didn't make it onto the DVD.
I have offered to go into the editing room with Christopher
and work shoulder to shoulder with him to fit all my lines in.
I think he thinks I'm kidding.
I'm only trying to help.
- Fred Willard

When I first started editing GQ, it gave the impression of being,
and in fact was, a gay magazine.
There were female models in it and there were women on the cover,
but the boys were always much, much more beautiful than the girls.
- Art Cooper

I record all of my music with authentic instruments
in a studio before we start editing,
doing many, many versions.
The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic
relationship to the content.
- Ken Burns

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do
at a simple level and enjoy it,
but to take it to a higher level requires the same
dedication and persistence that any art form does.
- Walter Murch

They make Spy Kids, they make Scream,
they make A Scary Movie.
This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage.
I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because
we're just finishing editing.
- Terry Gilliam

You have to edit the material.
That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating
in relation to the material.
Not all minds are the same.
Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice.
The selection of the subject, the shooting,
editing and length are all aspects of choice.
- Frederick Wiseman

Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff.
And he did all the mixing.
I particularly like the record we did with Logic because
Scott Harding did a great job mixing it.
He's really a killing engineer.
- Charlie Hunter

I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in
his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures,
which he stopped doing later.
He used to punch a hole through a negative.
Some of them were incredibly valuable.
He didn't understand at the time.
- Ben Shahn

The essence of cinema is editing.
It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images
of people during emotional moments,
or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug-in,
I knew from the beginning that I would write it,
because the single biggest time consuming factor for
me was editing each beam manually.
- Robert Patterson

In the editing room, 20 percent of the time you're
using stuff from before the actor knew the camera was
rolling or you're taking a line from somewhere else
and putting it in his mouth.
- Campbell Scott

There's editing, and scripts to read and edit,
and casting, and all the elements of production that
just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor.
So there's not a lot of that for me.
- Richard Dean Anderson

So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment,
like say movie editing - today that doesn't matter
for the enterprise desktop,
but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers -
you really need to have a cross-platform story.
- Miguel de Icaza

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading
and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it.
Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Same thing with film, by the time you've finished shooting
and you've really been into everything,
you've touched up everything in the editing room.
You've gone in there and taken little bits from everything.
- Ridley Scott

When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics.
You might have a terrific episode, but if people are
falling out because there are just too many elements in it,
you have to begin to get rid of things.
- Ken Burns

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho


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