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John Huston Quotes and Sayings

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I prefer to think that God is not dead,
just drunk.
- John Huston

I don't try to guess what a million people will like.
It's hard enough to know what I like.
- John Huston

It's not color, it's like pouring 40 tablespoons of
sugar water over a roast.
- John Huston

What to do when inspiration doesn't come;
be careful not to spook,
get the wind up, force things into position.
You must wait around until the idea comes.
- John Huston

 

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
- John Huston

Hollywood has always been a cage...
a cage to catch our dreams.
- John Huston

The directing of a picture involves coming out of your
individual loneliness and taking a controlling part
in putting together a small world.
A picture is made.
You put a frame around it and move on.
And one day you die.
That is all there is to it.
- John Huston

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You walk through a series of arches,
so to speak,
and then, presently, at the end of a corridor,
a door opens and you see backward through time,
and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are
only part of a great nameless procession.
- John Huston

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I prefer the things around town.
I'm not one for going out of town too much.
- Julie London

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

I prefer being penetrated by iron to seeing Palestine is loose.
- Theodor Herzl

I prefer love over sex.
- Enrique Iglesias

I adore life but I don't fear death.
I just prefer to die as late as possible.
- Georges Simenon

I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing,
to be honest.
- Robert Wyatt

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness,
and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If it's a slow race you have to be on your guard.
You have to be patient, but I prefer that.
- Michael East

I answered their questions truthfully and honestly,
but I would prefer not to say more.
I assume the information was routed back and that is
why I was not called to testify.
- Jeff Gannon

I may be known as the girl who was sunbathing topless
with a Prince but Jordan is known as that thick girl
who always falls out of clubs drunk.
I know which one I prefer.
- Jenny Frost

Gentlemen prefer bonds.
- Andrew Mellon

I prefer to remember the happy things over 10 years,
the things that went well.
Let me see, what did go well?
- Rudolf Bing

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
- Sophie Kerr

I love it now that a large minority of people who are
handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled.
This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
- Leslie Fiedler

I prefer playing in the studio because you have much
more control over things.
- Michael Schenker

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in
fashionable society even of the best class.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always
implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
- Bella Abzug

I prefer film to the stage.
I always like the rehearsal better than I like performing.
- Brad Dourif

Having spent so much time in a fictional world,
I prefer to read about the real world.
- Brent Spiner

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

It really doesn't matter whether it's the villain or the hero.
Sometimes the villain is the most colorful.
But I prefer a part where you don't know what he is until the end.
- Glenn Ford

There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique
compliment to a straight truth -
if the latter were unflattering.
- Minna Antrim

I prefer to work alone and do everything alone,
even today.
- Ray Harryhausen

I do read music, but I prefer playing from the heart.
- Clarence Clemons

I haven't had sex in eight months.
To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.
- Lil' Kim

I just prefer wood.
I like the smell.
To me, it's a lot cheaper than electric or gas,
and it's more convenient.
It's just a better heat to me.
- Junior Johnson

People should always have something which they prefer to life.
- Johann G. Seume

Reading is a huge effort for many people,
a bore for others, and, believe it or not,
many people prefer watching TV.
- Hugh Mackay

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments,
the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.
- Rita Dove

Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it,
and do not fear or wish for your last day.
- Marcus Valerius Martial

I have some women friends but I prefer men.
Don't trust women.
There is a built-in competition between women.
- Edna O'Brien

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power:
the power of art over trash,
the triumph of magic over the brute.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings,
but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio
where the colors are easier to control.
- Claude Chabrol

There's more depth to Lionel.
What I am finding so interesting about playing him
is there's all these different layers.
I prefer playing Lionel because he's a human being.
- John Glover

I know nothing about producing TV drama and any involvement
on my part is liable to prove an obstacle to the producers,
so I prefer to be a cheerleader and let them get on with it.
- Bernard Cornwell

I do prefer the stage.
It's really the granddaddy of them all.
- Theodore Bikel

I prefer film and that's what I think I'm gonna put my focus on.
- Sasha Alexander

I prefer the new me a million times more over than the old one.
- Benjamin Cohen

I prefer to imagine that my wife, a few friends,
and occasionally my mom are the only ones who read what I do,
though I realize that this is somewhat unrealistic.
- Chris Ware

KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite.
I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun
of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games.
- Mike Wilson

A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.
- Learned Hand

I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist.
I prefer to be a realist.
I'm not a romantic really.
- James Earl Jones

I much prefer the modern world.
- Keith Henson

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

I prefer the Chinese method of eating.
You can do anything at the table except arm wrestle.
- Jeff Smith


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