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Jim Jarmusch Quotes and Sayings

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A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance,
they certainly aren't in it for the money.
William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.
- Jim Jarmusch

I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very,
very important because they stripped things down.
- Jim Jarmusch

Baseball is one of the most beautiful games.
It is.
It is a very Zen-like game.
- Jim Jarmusch

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

 

When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New
York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them,
it really opened up a lot of things for me.
- Jim Jarmusch

I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
- Jim Jarmusch

Before she married my father, my mother was a film
reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal -
a small newspaper.
- Jim Jarmusch

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I don't like American football.
I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable.
But baseball is very beautiful.
It's played on a diamond.
- Jim Jarmusch

Contradiction was something I really like when it is
embraced in that kind of philosophy.
- Jim Jarmusch

I started working with friends of mine and that,
to some degree, continues.
- Jim Jarmusch

I didn't get my degree at NYU; I got it later,
they gave me an honourary one.
- Jim Jarmusch

I've always loved films, always.
I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New
York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
- Jim Jarmusch

I didn't go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque,
and there it opened up even wider because there I saw
a variety of films from all over the world.
- Jim Jarmusch

Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way,
their sense of language and their vision.
- Jim Jarmusch

It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s,
and the music scene was really, really interesting
because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music,
it was more about your desire to express things.
- Jim Jarmusch

I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and
it goes out and is released,
I never look at my films again.
I don't like looking back.
I don't even like talking about 'em!
So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't
like to sit and look at my films again.
- Jim Jarmusch

If you go into a bar in most places in America and
even say the word poetry,
you'll probably get beaten up.
But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me,
and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
- Jim Jarmusch

The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently,
but when I put them all together, there are things
that echo through them like the dialogue repeats;
the situation is always the same,
the way they're shot is very simple and the same.
- Jim Jarmusch

I didn't get the degree because in my last year,
for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent
Vacation and they'd given me a scholarship,
the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake.
- Jim Jarmusch

Cricket makes no sense to me.
I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea.
That is very cool, but I don't understand.
My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago,
but I didn't understand what they were talking about.
- Jim Jarmusch

I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are
not in the script and will not be in the film because
what we're really doing is trying to establish their character,
and good acting to me is about reacting.
- Jim Jarmusch

I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn't either
a) the savage that must be eliminated,
the force of nature that's blocking the way for industrial progress,
or b) the noble innocent that knows all and is another cliche.
I wanted him to be a complicated human being.
- Jim Jarmusch

I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes,
nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to
focus on the character and the things that don't apply
are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does.
- Jim Jarmusch

Hopefully, if not it's not working right.
I'm like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration
and find the best way that will produce fruit.
I like fruit.
I like cherries, I like bananas.
- Jim Jarmusch

I like doing them and they're ridiculous and the actors can improvise a lot,
and they don't have to be really realistic characters
that hit a very specific tone as in a feature film.
They're really fun, I want to make more of them definitely.
- Jim Jarmusch

I think it comes from really liking literary forms.
Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page
can be as affecting as where the text is.
Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it.
- Jim Jarmusch

What I did was I completed the half-hour film,
but before really showing it, I wrote two more sections
for a potential feature film which I didn't think would really happen,
but at least I had it in case.
- Jim Jarmusch

I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work,
and there are things about their work or their presence
or their own personality that make a character,
that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities.
It's always a real collaboration for me.
- Jim Jarmusch

I always start with characters rather than with a plot,
which many critics would say is very obvious from the
lack of plot in my films -
although I think they do have plots -
but the plot is not of primary importance to me,
the characters are.
- Jim Jarmusch

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

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

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
- Erma Bombeck

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

You know, a lot of people are just interested in,
in building a company so they can make money and get out.
- Arthur Rock

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things,
but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett


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