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Neil Jordan Quotes and Sayings

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It is extremely difficult to get movies that cost more
than $40 million to be made these days.
- Neil Jordan

Never make a promise - you may have to keep it.
- Neil Jordan

There's no point in making a film out of a great book.
The book's already great.
What's the point?
- Neil Jordan

Well, Company of Wolves was about that literally,
about fairy tales.
- Neil Jordan

 

Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling
and in stories that are about storytelling.
- Neil Jordan

It's nice to work with Hollywood because there is never
any question of resources put at your disposal to make
a film as long as it is the right thing to do.
- Neil Jordan

I've had three novels published, and I was working
a little bit in theater in Ireland.
I wrote one film script just to see what it would turn out like.
- Neil Jordan

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I can't do a film if I don't start with the writing.
- Neil Jordan

I do enjoy working with writers.
- Neil Jordan

My conception of it was that in a normal film you have
a story with different movements that program,
develop, go a little bit off the trunk,
come back, and end.
- Neil Jordan

Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid
growing up in this strange,
weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid.
And Patrick's vision was so complete there.
- Neil Jordan

I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
- Neil Jordan

I'm less comfortable making American movies because
I don't know them so well.
- Neil Jordan

It's the same thing in a way, although writing a book
is a very solitary thing.
- Neil Jordan

For me, the filmmaking has to be about the dramaturgy.
- Neil Jordan

The End of the Affair is almost like a play.
- Neil Jordan

In Dreams...
well, I was slightly overcompensating with that.
I was a bit like a director for hire,
so maybe I was putting too much imagery that was familiar to me into it.
- Neil Jordan

Films have gotten leaner and leaner,
cutting out all variations from the story line.
- Neil Jordan

And I think I often choose to do something because
it's quite different from what I've done before.
- Neil Jordan

It's the opposite journey from what I've usually done with films.
I find it very easy to go from, say,
a lit,
pleasurable environment, like what you see outside there,
to a very dark place.
But the opposite journey, which is what this movie takes,
is much more complicated.
- Neil Jordan

The most difficult thing is the organization of people
and the expression of your intentions.
It's very easy to have a picture in your head and to
imagine that you've told everybody about what you need.
- Neil Jordan

The Company of Wolves doesn't belong in any category,
so it's difficult to prepare an audience for it.
It's not a horror film, it's not a fantasy film,
it's not a children's film - so what is it?
- Neil Jordan

It's hard to know whether certain characters come to life or not,
they either come to have their own life or they don't.
I've written many things in which the characters just remain inert.
- Neil Jordan

I mean I grew up in Ireland, so one would have to be
consciously blinkered not to have reflected on the
issue of political violence because that was the story
since I was 19 years old or 20.
- Neil Jordan

No, I just thought of a story and wrote down what I saw.
It was about two kids in Ireland who went around killing people.
It was called Travelers, and it was made as an independent film.
- Neil Jordan

For me now, it's about what you would write and what you wouldn't write,
and that's how I select what I am going to do.
It can be quite nice being brought a concept by a studio for me to work on.
- Neil Jordan

But everyone gets burnt, don't they? Certain things
are outside of your control.
I suppose the only thing you can learn as a director
is to not put yourself into situations where it can
get outside of your control.
And that's what happened.
- Neil Jordan

Well, if you're talking about the current climate,
there's a lack of content in American film because
I think people are deeply confused about their emotions,
and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy.
- Neil Jordan

The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches
young women to look at themselves,
and what to be afraid of.
It's about a girl learning that the world of sensuality
and the unknown is not to be feared,
that it's worth getting your teeth into.
- Neil Jordan

Why should a horror film be just a horror film? To me,
The Company of Wolves is a fairy tale;
it's got all those elements plus a lot more.
And we know that fairy tales aren't innocent any more.
- Neil Jordan

When you've written a movie, you then get together
with a whole lot of people and make it.
In many ways, I think it is far nicer to be with people
rather than being completely solitary.
- Neil Jordan

I've also worked hard portraying an Ireland which is fast disappearing.
Ireland was a very depressed and difficult place in the 1980s,
and I've tried to include that in the script.
I worked really hard to find the heart of the book.
- Neil Jordan

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

There is something permanent, and something extremely profound,
in owning a home.
- Kenny Guinn

I will say this, - though: If it is true that fusion
will put unlimited amounts of energy into our hands,
then I'm worried.
Our record on this score is extremely poor.
- David R. Brower

We had problems like all families but we had a lot of love.
I was extremely loved.
We always felt we had each other.
- Jim Carrey

The music of language became extremely important to me,
and obvious to me.
By the time I was seven I was writing myself.
I was a poet.
- June Jordan

These are extremely talented actors who are all putting
their talents into the Lost in Space movie.
- Mark Goddard

I'm very aware that to reach the same level and have
the same amount of success will be extremely difficult.
- Laurent Jalabert

I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs,
but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect.
- Graham Nash

I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony,
which would have been an extremely sad loss.
- Georg Solti

The most important pathological effects of pollution
are extremely delayed and indirect.
- Rene Dubos

Social Security is an extremely complicated program.
- John Thune

I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point,
in the spotlight.
I really like the behind the scenes role,
because all my freedom is there.
- Brian Eno

I don't run a car, have never run a car.
I could say that this is because I have this extremely
tender environmentalist conscience,
but the fact is I hate driving.
- David Attenborough

Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be
extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety
of circumstances that surround any given show.
- Dwight Yoakam

I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful,
and a little bittersweet, too.
- Wentworth Miller

I felt betrayed by him, extremely betrayed.
He made me believe that if I followed a certain protocol
of supplements and different drugs that I could become number 1 in the world.
- Kelli White

This seems highly likely, especially as it has been
shown that in several systems mutations affecting the
same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map.
- Francis Crick

I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying.
Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes
without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.
- John Keegan

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.
- Juvenal

I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything
from flowers to television sets to motor cars.
Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back,
but always extremely interested in how things work.
- Craig Johnston

I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career.
- Kate Smith

The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures
is extremely valuable for men and women.
- Bill Toomey

I am extremely proud of my service with the government
and my efforts to help safeguard public health and
protect our country against the scourge of offensive biological warfare.
- Steven Hatfill

Well, some mathematics problems look simple,
and you try them for a year or so, and then you try
them for a hundred years,
and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve.
- Andrew Wiles

I have had nothing to do in any way,
shape or form with the mailing of these anthrax letters,
and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or suggest that I have.
- Steven Hatfill

I was extremely aggressive from the start.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

Extremely strong, effective, tenacious,
and powerful political networks can be built when you
fight losing battles as well as when you win.
- Patricia Ireland

I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting.
I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.
- Richard Gere

When you take something extremely broad,
then it is not a work of expansion or work of compression.
It's hard because you have to decide what to throw out.
- Iris Chang

One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq,
the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops,
but also to the stability of the world.
- Jay Rockefeller

Even with the quality of players that we have,
they're an extremely hard side to break down and once they get on top of you,
you find it difficult to stem the flow of attacks.
- Frank Lampard

I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently
living with a cancer that is under control.
- Geraldine Ferraro

Working hard is very important.
You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
- George Lucas

That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides
this drug must be given to stop transmissions,
again from mother to child, which is extremely costly
and must be taken into account.
- Thabo Mbeki

We sometimes freeze the specimen with liquid nitrogen,
which is extremely cold, you know.
This is another technique we use now -
but the specimens are not alive.
- Lennart Nilsson

I have an extremely addictive personality.
I'm an extremist.
- Leif Garrett

And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that.
Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on,
it was quite confusing acting that.
- Gabriel Byrne

Style is something that's extremely important,
but it must grow naturally out of who and what you
are and what the material calls for.
It cannot be superimposed.
- William Friedkin


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