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Michelangelo Antonioni Quotes and Sayings

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In Blow-up I used my head instinctively!
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with
a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I am neither a sociologist nor a politician.
All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

A scene has to have a rhythm of its own,
a structure of its own.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

 

Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Scientific man is already on the moon,
and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

But, you know, Cronaca isn't more innovative than what comes after.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

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I began taking liberties a long time ago;
now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

You know what I would like to do: make a film with
actors standing in empty space so that the spectator
would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts,
and we no longer know what they mean.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something;
I simply shoot it.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

When man becomes reconciled to nature,
when space becomes his true background,
these words and concepts will have lost their meaning,
and we will no longer have to use them.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to
know what one wants it to say,
and even if one does know, there is always a difference
between what one has in mind and the result on film.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account
of what stands behind the actors because the relationship
between people and their surroundings is of prime importance.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy
or anything like an analysis of modern society...
these are only feelings I have, and I am the least
speculative man on earth.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems,
needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose,
but failing to rid themselves of conscience,
a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest
the background in themselves,
even when it is not visible.
I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot
imagine them apart from their physical and social context
even when we see them in empty space.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake.
It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
- Jerry Seinfeld

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out
of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called
me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
- Ray Liotta

There's a difference between criminals and crooks.
Crooks steal.
Criminals blow some guy's brains out.
I'm a crook.
- Ronald Biggs

After all, didn't I blow a magnificent career?
- Dick York

If you're going to be a bum, be the biggest.
If you're going to blow it, blow it big.
- Broderick Crawford

Look, we are a rock group.
But you should see all those things in perspective.
People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions.
And then the fun is gone real soon.
- Donnie Wahlberg

Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off.
- Frank Shorter

Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.
- Bruce Dickinson

It's an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down.
They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet.
- Joanna Lumley

But when I came back into the city for the first time last November,
I thought every truck, every building was going to blow up.
It has truly changed me something fierce.
- Lanford Wilson

The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.
- Marshall McLuhan

We don't always agree on stuff, but when it's time
to blow the whistle and start the game,
we're not still debating.
- Rick Wagoner

As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves,
I had been, for some reason of temperament,
more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.
- Gene Tunney

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people,
and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists
who have tried to prevent this day from happening.
- James Talent

I dare not drink before a gig because I'll get tired and blow it.
So I have to sit drinking tea in a caravan.
- John Bonham

Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these
incidents and blow them all out of proportion.
- Jim Fowler

Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to
blow your own trumpet and explain yourself,
which I think has been slightly forgotten.
- Howard Hodgkin

But as I often say, terrorists won't check our party
registration before they blow us up.
- Jane Harman

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow
the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
- George Galloway

For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
- Aeschylus

As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant
blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq.
It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.
- Kit Bond

One of my favorites is 'The Sound of Music'.
When Julie Andrews runs through the hills singing her head off,
I always wish that a gust of wind would blow her skirt up.
- Mark Roberts

My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it.
First I was going to hell with Monroe,
and now to Republican hell with Nixon.
- Tommy Rettig

The force of the blow depends on the resistance.
It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation.
Either fly or yield at once.
- F. H. Bradley

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible
voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.
- Peter Ustinov

Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow,
we will stand by each other, however it blow.
- Simon Dach

Now you know those trick candles that you blow out and a couple of seconds.
- Tim Vine

I like Bill a lot.
As Bill is presented, I mean you don't ever see Bill
blow her head off? You know? And I think what Quentin
has done is he created a monster.
- David Carradine

Losing my parents was probably the hardest and deepest
blow from which I've had to recover.
- Marlo Thomas

So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result
a few years later in personal bankruptcy,
would result in having people be on edge with me,
wondering when I'm going to blow up.
- Shelley Berman

One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow.
It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable.
When you're not doing what you're used to,
you could completely fall on your face.
You could completely blow it.
- Beck

As long as the Palestinians send terrorists onto school
buses and to nightclubs to blow up people,
Israel has no choice but to build the fence.
- Charles Schumer

Ever since we were little, we were so on fire for our dreams.
We never let anyone blow our flames out.
- Kelly Rowland

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
- Robert Burton

There shall be no solution to this race problem until you,
yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.
- Marcus Garvey

Privacy was in sufficient danger before TV appeared,
and TV has given it its death blow.
- Louis Kronenberger

Well, for Blow I had to age from 20 to 60,
starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads.
- Ray Liotta

If you see me at a restaurant, blow me a kiss,
wave, blow me another kiss, then walk five steps backward.
- Todd Barry

Two women? God, man.
Well, I'm still living.
So clearly I must've gotten away with it,
when I did do it.
But I don't think it's time to blow my cover now.
- Peter Gallagher

A free and prosperous Iraq will be a major blow to
the terrorists and their desire to establish a safe
haven in Iraq where they can plan and plot attacks.
- Scott McClellan

I think of myself as an intelligent,
sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which
always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison

So, it looks like we rebuild the village and blow it apart a few more times.
- Vic Morrow

I have a theory about the human mind.
A brain is a lot like a computer.
It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.
- Erma Bombeck

A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.
- Michael Ondaatje

I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.
- Marlo Thomas

Dirt makes a man look masculine.
Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that.
It's OK.
All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.
- Hedy Lamarr

If he wants to blow his head off, let him.
I don't give a damn about Jim Bakker.
- Jessica Hahn


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