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Mohsen Makhmalbaf Quotes and Sayings

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If I make two films in a year, they'll be different.
This is my style - I can't have just one way.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

But also, there are no films being made about Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

There's an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

 

Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture.
Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The style depends on the subject.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

From 7 in the morning to 11 at night,
I was reading.
I don't think one can find any other time in one's
life to be left alone so much to read in peace like that.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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I myself had to grow a longer beard and Afghan clothes.
I was in danger of being kidnapped by smugglers,
though I didn't know it at the time.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I wanted to be left alone to live my life,
so it was very easy for people to pretend that they were me.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Usually people like to categorise artists.
With my films, I categorise people: if I know which
one of my movies you like,
I can tell which kind of a person you are.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In Afghanistan, this is the problem,
because everybody holds a piece of that mirror,
and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The Buddhas had to be destroyed by the Taliban to get
the world thinking about Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Because there is so little room for expression otherwise,
a lot of people love cinema because they find it a
way of expressing themselves.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

When I came out, and for many years afterwards,
it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read,
like an obsession.
I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them.
It took me a while to change that habit.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

From my films, you can at least learn about Iran,
you can get a sense of the history and the society.
But no such films have been made about Afghanistan,
so you really can't know much about it.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets,
said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God.
It fell, and broke into pieces.
Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it
and thought they had the truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I'm not playing myself.
It's a symbolic situation, where I want to introduce
a fascist behind the table.
I couldn't have had anybody else do that;
for it to be successful,
I had to do it myself.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The question in their minds was, why did the outside world,
and particularly the Western world, produce all these landmines,
and send them to Afghanistan? This business must be stopped.
It's a dirty business to produce such a horrible device.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Five years ago, Samira did not want to continue in
the regular school system in Iran.
To help her with her education, I set up a home school.
It wasn't just for my family, it was open to other friends.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In many ways, it is very real, because I sat there for 9 days,
and it was constantly happening, and that was the 9 days of making the film.
But you can't say that it's 100% true,
because there are places where I've been intrusive and interfered.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Do you know that every day, 10 people in Afghanistan
are injured by landmines? It will continue for the next 50 years,
because the country has the largest number of landmines in the world.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

When we began filming, these people had legs,
but as we were filming, they had been injured and they
were brought to the hospital to have their legs amputated,
and that's where we found them and asked them to come and be part of the film.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I've heard about brothers making films,
but I've never heard about whole families making films like this.
We didn't intend to do it; it wasn't something that we planned -
it just gradually happened.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

A problem was the lack of cooperation of the Afghan community itself.
The women, though living in Iran, were under cover
and not willing to participate in the film,
and none of the ethnic groups were willing to work together or be together.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Every decision you make ...
is a decision about Who You Are.
- Neale Donald Walsch

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

It's your life - live your own goals,
your own values, your own life.
Be of service to others,
but make your own decisions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The most central ingredient in the recipe
for living Simply An Inspired Life
is to Make Joyful CHOICES.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

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


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