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Joe Eszterhas Quotes and Sayings

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I had read too many memoirs that were written after
the writer or the director was past his or her prime.
- Joe Eszterhas

I was six when we came to this country.
When I was 14 or so, I still had a lot of trouble with it.
- Joe Eszterhas

There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies.
- Joe Eszterhas

The studios have been taken over by marketing people and accountants.
- Joe Eszterhas

 

Politics has become entertainment.
- Joe Eszterhas

I worry that we are approaching a time when that which
is shocking is squeezed out by the Stalinism of political correctness.
- Joe Eszterhas

Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in
front of the public as a star,
politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie.
- Joe Eszterhas

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Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour,
they are a habit.
- Joe Eszterhas

My father could have been deported because on his immigration
application he said that he was a printer,
obviously because he didn't want them to be checking his writings.
- Joe Eszterhas

I have my own religious bond with the God in my own head.
- Joe Eszterhas

I always wanted to be a rock'n'roll star.
- Joe Eszterhas

Fact is we went on to do other things.
But we still wanted to do our success like rock'n'roll stars.
- Joe Eszterhas

I was a militant smoker, and in my case,
I think I particularly used smoking because what I
felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking.
- Joe Eszterhas

I have only one loyalty - to my writing.
I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
- Joe Eszterhas

I have always been fascinated by the corruption of power.
- Joe Eszterhas

I just wanted to make sure that what I write is what appears on screen,
to not have some idiot change it on its way to the screen.
- Joe Eszterhas

That's sort of what I felt...
I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places.
- Joe Eszterhas

The terrible, diabolic thing with this disease is that
you are always looking behind your shoulder every couple
months with the most recent checkup to see whether there is any sign of it,
and I thank God to say at this point there is not.
- Joe Eszterhas

Now on a personal level with things like the California Tax Commission...
I really think if people started banding together and
saying no to this it could snowball and that could really help.
- Joe Eszterhas

And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics.
Say you give a script to a group of executives -
they all sit around,
afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing,
waiting to know what the consensus is.
Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet.
- Joe Eszterhas

From what I've been able to determine,
many of our big stars are addicted to tobacco.
They want to smoke in movies for the same reason I smoked as I wrote,
which is that they think their performance is going to be better.
- Joe Eszterhas

From a writing point of view, you now have teams of
screenwriters working with a director.
What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart,
brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing.
- Joe Eszterhas

Every time I flicked channels, there I was,
talking.
I was talking too much and writing too little.
So Naomi and I went to Hawaii.
The phone was cut off and we lost touch.
This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life.
- Joe Eszterhas

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

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

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans


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