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Julie Taymor Quotes and Sayings

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I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing,
that it's not interesting.
- Julie Taymor

When I was thinking about The Lion King,
I said, we have to do what theater does best.
What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality.
- Julie Taymor

You program music with an image and then people are desensitized.
- Julie Taymor

People will justify whatever for a good cause.
- Julie Taymor

 

There is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence.
- Julie Taymor

Theater is far superior to film in poetry,
in abstract poetry.
- Julie Taymor

It's people who are repressed and cannot express their
fears that are dangerous.
- Julie Taymor

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I'm not going to spend two years on a film or four
years on an opera if I don't feel like I can put my own self into it.
That doesn't mean it has to be about myself.
- Julie Taymor

I am, to be quite honest, sick of hero stories.
- Julie Taymor

What I don't have in theater is editing.
- Julie Taymor

I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage,
and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way.
- Julie Taymor

I have never had a problem with people not being able
to understand the words and the meanings in Titus.
- Julie Taymor

One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between
mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal.
I can go to the real place.
I can go to the Coliseum, and I don't have to fake it.
- Julie Taymor

But I don't think there has ever been anything written
on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus.
I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame.
- Julie Taymor

I received from my experience in Japan an incredible
sense of respect for the art of creating,
not just the creative product.
We're all about the product.
To me, the process was also an incredibly important
aspect of the total form.
- Julie Taymor

And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling,
too - not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet,
to do the richer Shakespeare.
People will come to this and not know the story.
- Julie Taymor

Americans in particular are myopic.
They're not traveling as much.
When you were a college student, the next thing you
would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel.
That's what I did.
I went to Indonesia.
- Julie Taymor

We have often been attracted to the story of the other,
the outcast.
And he and I just loved working together,
so it just kept happening, and our relationship is
completely bound up with our work.
We enjoy each other's art.
- Julie Taymor

We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English,
and put it right together with John Gardner's contemporary retelling.
If you bring it into today, we really feel that it
has something very fresh to say now.
- Julie Taymor

You know, I went to Oberlin.
At that time, grades were - you elected to have them or not.
It was all of that era where grades were out the window.
But I did very well in school.
I didn't really study the arts; I practiced the arts.
- Julie Taymor

I have directed good actors and have gone through the
process which is more detailed in theater in a way.
You have to get people to stay for two or three hours in a performance.
They need more talk and rehearsal than in films.
- Julie Taymor

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

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


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