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Keenen Ivory Wayans Quotes and Sayings

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I always prefer the big laugh.
That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Just making a good movie is hard to do.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

You never really know until you put the movie in front of an audience.
I am a big advocate of screenings, which are getting
harder and harder to do nowadays.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

 

We've seen so many films now, that you have to be on
par with the best films that have preceded you.
You just can't make any movie and it will be good.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

It's the teenage and university crowd,
so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

My brothers can be a little out of control sometimes
and so somebody has to be able to keep them focused.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

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I put heavy emphasis on the characters.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Slot machines are like crack for old people.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I enjoy the character interplay.
Sometimes the audience is not laughing,
but smiling, and that is almost just as good because
it keeps them ready to laugh.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre.
We were trying to find the next group of scary movies
that were ripe for parody.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Creativity is the answer.
I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

There are two phases to a movie.
First you shoot the movie, and then you make the movie.
Generally, post-production is longer than filming.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I'm not on all the time.
I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

All I need is a camera and I'll make things happen.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

It's rare that you cut out something that is really good.
You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn't respond,
you cut out whatever is holding the story down.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible
because they are popular with our fan base.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

You do what it takes.
It was on me to deliver.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I'm just calm under fire.
I'm not intimidating at all.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I go through a whole process with the actors first,
building and creating characters, then I encourage
them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough.
And it is a testament to you that you have remained
focused and NOT lost your mind.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy.
It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience;
what things are funny and not.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I have been a director who has starred,
participated on both sides of the filmmaking process.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I put the cameras on her and told her to be obnoxious
as she could possibly could be.
She was.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

This is really a difficult time to be in films.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

You can kind of feel when things are going to work out.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation,
horror.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

You just can't make any movie and it will be good now.
This is a really a difficult time to be in films.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget
because the mentality that goes along with big budget
filmmaking doesn't really suit me;
the mind-set that money is the answer.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

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

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

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

I prefer drawing to talking.
Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
- Le Corbusier

I prefer to choose which traditions to keep and which to let go.
- Theodore Bikel

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one
more clever who is evil too.
- Euripides

I know Quebecers don't want to relive old battles;
they prefer to build for the future.
- Kim Campbell

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
- Logan P. Smith

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among those
without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran

Now I'm kind of established as a director,
I much prefer directing to writing.
- Ang Lee

I prefer a life in which we don't take ourselves too seriously.
- Carter Burwell

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

If the regulars are to be put together,
I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders.
- John Buford

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I don't prefer much of film over stage.
The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.
- Marisa Tomei

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

To realize that new world we must prefer the values
of freedom and equality above all other values -
above personal wealth,
technical power and nationalism.
- Herbert Read

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

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion.
I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
- Kurt Vonnegut

People keep pushing me to be the center of attention...
I would prefer to be on the sidelines,
because that's where you see more.
- Gong Li

They're just actors.
I much prefer the real thing!
- Alan Clark

Many people love me, many people hate me -
there's nobody in between.
That's the way I prefer it.
- Johnny Thunders

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
- Sallust

I prefer the rather old and battered,
things with character, to the brand new.
- Rick Allen

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

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

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature;
and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils,
no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
- Plato

I prefer to bring these to the service of story rather
than to let them replace narrative.
- James Gunn


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