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Mike Figgis Quotes and Sayings

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I play piano and trumpet.
I studied classical guitar.
- Mike Figgis

But I don't have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking.
- Mike Figgis

The world is an infinitely fascinating,
tragic and humorous place.
- Mike Figgis

I've spent my life hearing people trying to apologize for music.
- Mike Figgis

 

It's difficult working with very rich actors,
because inevitably they become a little spoilt,
and the managers and agents tend to control things more than is healthy.
- Mike Figgis

Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident,
I drifted into film.
- Mike Figgis

There's nothing I've done which I'm ashamed of or I
thought was actually bad.
- Mike Figgis

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You can do really slow movements with it,
like zooming in for a minute and a half.
The audience isn't aware that the camera has moved,
but there's subconscious tension there.
- Mike Figgis

I would certainly say that films like Time Code and
the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding
to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker.
- Mike Figgis

Films take up so much time, and with theatre,
you do have to plan a period of time that you can be free.
- Mike Figgis

I like to work my camera as if it were a musical instrument.
- Mike Figgis

I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors.
- Mike Figgis

I want the score to have a really big voice.
- Mike Figgis

When I do the music, I make the musicians listen to
what's happening in the film.
That way they treat the dialogue as if it was a singer.
- Mike Figgis

I'm a huge fan of world cinema, because each country
uses cinema in a very individual way.
- Mike Figgis

One of the things I love about cinema is the range.
- Mike Figgis

I've held onto little musical sketches that I thought could be useful,
and the more time that I spend doing them for each film,
then the more I have to draw on.
- Mike Figgis

I had no plans to be a director.
- Mike Figgis

I started using film as part of live theatre performance -
what used to be called performance art -
and I became intrigued by film.
- Mike Figgis

I am intrigued enough to want to continue,
and also to try and work with companies like Sony on
modifying the cameras and making them more user-friendly and efficient.
- Mike Figgis

The power of sound to put an audience in a certain
psychological state is vastly undervalued.
And the more you know about music and harmony,
the more you can do with that.
- Mike Figgis

In discussing the process with the actors,
I made it clear to them that they could improvise but
that the sum total of their improvisation needed to
impart certain plot points,
and schematic material.
- Mike Figgis

Each film is different.
Time Code was very quick - a matter of months.
Miss Julie has been on my shelf as a script for some seven or eight years.
But then the shooting process was very quick -
16 days.
- Mike Figgis

You make sure that there's a structure that's interesting
for them to play on top of,
then do temp versions and try it on the film.
By the time the players come to the recording session,
I've found what works.
So I'm not wasting their time.
- Mike Figgis

There's a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for.
It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty,
and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn't have
if the music wasn't there.
- Mike Figgis

In a way, the history of jazz's development is a small
mirror of classical music's development through the centuries.
Now jazz is a living form of original music,
while classical music has gotten to the end of its
cycle in terms of exploring its form.
- Mike Figgis

Obviously, I try to make the films work for an audience.
That's the main point of making a film,
and in retrospect, one can see that certain films,
let's say Leaving Las Vegas, demonstrated its own success.
- Mike Figgis

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Play as often as you can.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

Play full-out and enjoy all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

I skip on the beach, and play with the waves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

Today is your day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade your story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Invite Rainbows and Butterflies Out To Play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's a game, all you have to do is know how to play it.
- Anonymous

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

Life doesn't play favorites.
- Anonymous

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's work only if I say it's work,
but it's play if I say it's fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dance with a Light Heart.
I play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
Oh my luve is like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
- Robert Burns

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

I love the rain - it washes memories
off the sidewalk of life.
- the movie Play It Again, Sam

Today is my day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade my story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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