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Jacques Delors Quotes and Sayings

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Cinema explains American society.
It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys,
where the weak don't have a place.
- Jacques Delors

For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity,
but also about responsibility.
- Jacques Delors

Therefore one should speak at the same time of national
citizenship and wider European citizenship.
- Jacques Delors

This weakening is worsened by the widening distance
between the governed and their governments.
- Jacques Delors

 

We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides,
not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing
conservatives who don't want to change anything.
- Jacques Delors

The European model is, first, a social and economic
system founded on the role of the market,
for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.
- Jacques Delors

Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment
contracts have less protection than in the past.
- Jacques Delors

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The European model is in danger if we obliterate the
principle of personal responsibility.
- Jacques Delors

These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups,
between the state and the individual,
with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.
- Jacques Delors

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare,
where nobody is responsible for anything.
- Jacques Delors

The problem of how we finance the welfare state should
not obscure a separate issue:
if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare,
no matter what happens to the world,
that's not equity,
it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people.
- Jacques Delors

If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers,
governments have to legislate more.
- Jacques Delors

My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.
- Jacques Delors

Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan.
- Jacques Delors

The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive
in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.
- Jacques Delors

Any union that can't accept workers choosing their
own representatives through universal franchise is finished.
- Jacques Delors

Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals
who don't go out of their way to do each other favours.
- Jacques Delors

The unions may continue to decline, but if they do,
it'll be their fault.
- Jacques Delors

I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe,
and of France.
- Jacques Delors

I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog,
I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.
- Jacques Delors

I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions,
in which one part was based on collective provision,
but which also gave incentives for people to take out an additional,
personal plan.
- Jacques Delors

The unions still have a job to do, representing their
members' interests to governments and parliaments.
And I think collective agreements still have a role,
alongside markets and laws.
- Jacques Delors

The problem with a purely collective system is not
only that it requires economic growth,
and the right sort of demographic trends,
but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way.
- Jacques Delors

The countries that share this conception should be
able to go further together,
without excluding the others, since they can still
live in a greater community of exchange and co-operation.
- Jacques Delors

My presidential victory, if it had happened,
would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party.
It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision,
but for the moment, I live at peace with it.
- Jacques Delors

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

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

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

I like cinema.
I am very fond of it.
But from time to time I feel like having some time on my own.
- Patrice Leconte

Cinema was my rite of passage.
- John Singleton

Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention:
people look without seeing,
listen in without hearing.
- Robert Bresson

Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
- James Broughton

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

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.
- Eric Cantona

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality,
while being entertaining.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life,
but a piece of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

Today's cinema is a global art form,
it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France,
representing no more than 4% of the world's total.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

In cinema, the leading player is the director.
- Ben Kingsley

I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema,
and I'm used to making myself look as good as possible.
- Julie Christie

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo.
So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
- Walter Salles

I really love sort of classical cinema where people
were telling stories with very little dialogue,
and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
- Alex Winter

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous,
it is something else.
I think it is the mirror of the world.
- Jeanne Moreau

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre,
because they wanted to get closer to the cinema,
despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises.
For zest I like going to the cinema.
- Antonia Fraser

Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes,
not for those who enjoy good cinema.
- Sunny Deol

I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.
- Peter O'Toole

The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should
be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity.
It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
- Keanu Reeves

Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein,
I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film,
so impressed with what cinema could do.
- Francis Ford Coppola

If you can't believe a little in what you see on the screen,
it's not worth wasting your time on cinema.
- Serge Daney

No, I like today's cinema a lot.
But I've spent so many decades only making movies.
There's so much that I still want to do.
Like, live.
It's only up to me.
- Jean-Louis Trintignant

The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost
identical with those of the cinema itself.
- Andre Bazin

I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema,
my life will be always more important.
- Natalie Portman

Now more than ever we need to talk to each other,
to listen to each other and understand how we see the world,
and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
- Martin Scorsese

I think American cinema, particularly,
has become so disposable.
It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking.
- Eriq La Salle

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

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

I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre,
Marx for politics and Freud for psychology:
someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder

If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.
- Gerard Depardieu

I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema.
- Pedro Almodovar

I like it when somebody tells me a story,
and I actually really feel that that's becoming like
a lost art in American cinema.
- Quentin Tarantino

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion.
I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
- Brenda Blethyn

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary
techniques and very impressive special effects but
sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
- Catherine Deneuve

I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New
York worked as a musician too,
but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
- Jim Jarmusch

I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in
the crown of American cinema.
- Tatum O'Neal

I'm of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema.
Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are
filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood.
- Alexander Walker

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who
thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up
being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
- Dirk Benedict

From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman.
I intend to be in more action movies because,
apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
- Milla Jovovich

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
- Jim Morrison

The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.
- Marie Trintignant


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