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Jonathan Demme Quotes and Sayings

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When Silence of the Lambs did well commercially it was more than anything.
My partner Ed Saxon and I were just so relieved that
finally we had made a movie that had made some money!
- Jonathan Demme

I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries,
I think of them more as performance films.
- Jonathan Demme

I was a sort of rock journalist - whatever that is -
in London in the late '60s.
- Jonathan Demme

I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters.
- Jonathan Demme

 

I don't think it's sacrilegious to remake any movie,
including a good or even great movie.
- Jonathan Demme

I also feel that the only thing more gratifying than
working with someone who you've worked well with is
working with someone new and coming up with something great.
- Jonathan Demme

I had very strong feelings, so the chance to make a
film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you
care tremendously about is a real high.
It's a really amazing thing to be able to do.
- Jonathan Demme

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
- Gilbert Parker

Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge.
- Aime Cesaire

The most boring thing in the world? Silence.
- Justin Timberlake

Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
- Samuel Butler

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better
way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
- Brigham Young

Silence, exile, cunning and so on...
it's my nature to keep quiet about most things.
Even the ideas in my work.
- Don DeLillo

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.
- Georg Trakl

Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
- Phyllis McGinley

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

If there's a silence in a room I'll try to fill it
as soon as humanly possible.
- Matthew Perry

If we don't bear witness as citizens,
as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed.
There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
- Jane Rule

I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your foot steps on the wall,
I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.
- Trey Anastasio

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
- Thomas Carlyle

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity,
and let my efforts be known by their results.
- Emily Bronte

Strong efforts may be made to deny the place,
to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things
will break through that silence.
- John Haynes

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the
continuation of resistance by other means.
- Mason Cooley

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge,
silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
- Khalil Gibran

A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
- Jean Stafford

The words of the prophets are written on the subway
walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.
- Paul Simon

Silence is the sure sign that you're on your way out in Hollywood.
- Budd Schulberg

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the
divine right to denounce and silence all opposition
to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
- Robert M. La Follette

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence,
but restraint.
- Marianne Moore

He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
- William Dean Howells

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility,
knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence,
how to live by dying.
- Johannes Tauler

In the silence of night I have often wished for just
a few words of love from one man,
rather than the applause of thousands of people.
- Judy Garland

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence:
seeking every one after his own elevation,
and dodging his emptiness.
- T. S. Eliot


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