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Matthew Modine Quotes and Sayings

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I've worked with Robert Altman a couple of times too.
- Matthew Modine

Everything is so convenient in New York.
- Matthew Modine

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet.
It's not sympathetic the way that film is.
- Matthew Modine

Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges.
They used the same actors over and over again.
- Matthew Modine

 

My father taught me to paint when I was young with
watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the
essential elements of the value of light and composition.
- Matthew Modine

I never set out to be rich and famous.
I wanted to follow my own path.
- Matthew Modine

The experience of using a Rolleiflex camera is very
different than using a SLR.
- Matthew Modine

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So the thing that's beautiful about the Rolleiflex
is that I open the camera up from the top and put my
face in and that the camera's all about composition and all about light.
- Matthew Modine

I bought all the stuff, but nothing was as satisfying
to me as using the Rolleiflex because it was one shot.
- Matthew Modine

Photography is about light and what it does and how
it is captured on a piece of negative.
- Matthew Modine

You hope and pray that you'll get involved with a director
that you understand and who has the same sensibility
as you do and knows how to push you and bring out the best in you.
- Matthew Modine

I always thought that it was kind of silly that a baseball
card could be worth so much money.
- Matthew Modine

They don't have the news media set up in Africa that
we do in the United States,
where televisions are so accessible and newspapers
and magazines are able to educate people.
- Matthew Modine

Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from
the ugliness that all people are capable of.
- Matthew Modine

If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of
somebody who creates a new language in film by what
he was able to accomplish with art direction,
photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.
- Matthew Modine

We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well -
to be a great father,
to be a good husband, to be a good lover,
you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
- Matthew Modine

It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime -
to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes.
I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I
would be able to play with them.
- Matthew Modine

There's a discipline.
When you take someone's portrait, you don't have to take 50 photographs,
just find that one so that when you release the shutter,
that's the image that you took.
- Matthew Modine

For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral -
there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography.
Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.
- Matthew Modine

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

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

We've worked with President Yeltsin.
He is the President of the country.
He's been a reformer.
We've been able to accomplish a number of things together.
- Warren Christopher

I've been homeless.
I've worked at 7-Eleven.
- Dennis Rodman

Drill instructors worked seven days a week,
fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases,
with no time off in between platoons.
- R. Lee Ermey

I've never worked in politics, never been a member
of an official committee or a political party.
- Naguib Mahfouz

That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties,
but it doesn't do so now.
- John Schlesinger

My great-grandfather was a coal miner,
who worked in Pennsylvania mines when carts were pulled
by mules and mines were lit by candles.
Mining was very dangerous work then.
- Tim Murphy

Michael would take us on location and see how the colors
worked in the forests and fields.
- Madeleine Stowe

The Xbox 360 is the first console that I've ever worked
with that actually has development tools that are better
for games than what we've had on PC.
- John Carmack

I dropped out of school for a semester,
transferred to another college, switched to an art major,
graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer.
- James Green Somerville

They were all interested in what I was going to do,
because I'd never worked in televsion before.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Sammy Davis, I backed him up.
I used to study him every night.
I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate
a little bit from the best.
- Bobby Vinton

I worked with a group of people who argued day and night -
professors,
officials, the Minister of Finance -
but there were decisions that I had to make.
- Shimon Peres

He didn't work for money.
He worked because he loved kids and education.
- Richard Lamm

What I tried to do is deliver movies that have worked for me more than once.
- Clive Barker

Yes, I did some rewrites of the show as some of the
stuff was not very good and I worked my butt off to
make it something that the audience liked and that I could be proud of.
- Gil Gerard

In my Gau, as far as I know, only Communists who had
actually worked against the State were arrested.
- Fritz Sauckel

I'm so protected in my Nickelodeon bubble and "What I Like About You."
It's all pretty much the same people I've worked with
and it was pretty protected.
- Amanda Bynes

The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch,
so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire,
Dracula.
- Bela Lugosi

We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
- Vincente Minnelli

Until now, I've not done a project where the produce,
rapper and singer has never worked together like this before,
and I had a chance to try a variety of styles.
- Namie Amuro

Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody.
- Joe Cocker

You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage.
I haven't actually played very many nice characters,
certainly not on stage.
It's not a quality that attracts me.
- Patrick Stewart

Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there,
but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing
to a state of extreme poverty.
- Arthur Sheekman

Well, this would be nice if it worked out,
but I'm not selling the farm.
- Jill Clayburgh

This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read -
and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on.
- Will Arnett

I'm a designer, I love it, and I haven't worked this hard to do bad work.
- Genevieve Gorder

I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning.
I didn't know anything about how it worked.
And since I was really bad, luckily,
I didn't get any of those parts.
- Casey Affleck

I collaborated on most of my dance numbers,
literally 50/50, with the choreographers I worked with.
- Jessie Matthews

I worked with some wonderful people,
tried my best and I feel comfortable.
- Janet Reno

I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
- Tony Curtis

I went out there for a thousand a week,
and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday.
The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
- Nelson Algren

The history of trying to start a daily where there
already is one is that it has never worked.
- John Morton

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks,
do my gig, then I was done.
- Ed Harris

One of the people that became a major source was Clarence
Tripp who worked with Kinsey.
- Bill Condon

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was
growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton

I worked on the United Parcel Service truck,
I sold home delivery of milk.
But always, in the back of my mind, I wanted to get into radio.
- Larry King

I have worked with some great directors.
- Dabney Coleman

Yes, but the great thing about all the people -
and I don't think there is any exception -
who I've worked with is they've all been very,
very talented musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

I worked probably 25 years by myself,
just writing and working, not trying to publish much,
not giving readings.
- Mary Oliver

I worked with the world's greatest talents and then
went home to the world's greatest woman.
It was, and is, a great life.
- Perry Como

I worked also, doing things such as our paper route and,
later on, waitressing.
- Nancy Kerrigan

We worked so hard we almost stopped enjoying it.
- Susanna Hoffs

I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer
for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
- Sidney Sheldon

I started in a research lab for TV cameras,
then I worked at a tape duplication facility.
That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi.
- Alan Parsons

The people I worked with were bigger than life.
Once you put them on the screen, they were huge.
- Bruce Dern

The Marshall is supposed to be 200 watts,
but mine's never worked right; it peaks out at 80.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan


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