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Neil LaBute Quotes and Sayings

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I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

Related topics: Movies

If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors,
we'll come up with some scary stuff.
- Neil LaBute

Everyone has a little bit of Howard and Chad in them.
I think there's Christine in all men as well.
- Neil LaBute

Unrequited love is always a great thing.
- Neil LaBute

 

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain.
On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change.
Feminism has got to be part of that.
- Neil LaBute

I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought
my movies were like science fiction.
- Neil LaBute

Relationships in general make people a bit nervous.
It's about trust.
Do I trust you enough to go there?
- Neil LaBute

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You start as an audience member and create a world you're interested in,
and then you move into the telling of those stories,
bringing what has interested you as an audience member.
- Neil LaBute

I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character,
the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.
- Neil LaBute

Everybody has the ability to be manipulative,
to be hateful and deceitful.
- Neil LaBute

I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking
and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them,
because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.
- Neil LaBute

In a relationship you have to open yourself up.
- Neil LaBute

I think Christine and Chad are on the opposite extremes of the spectrum.
Christine is a model victim, and Chad is a model perpetrator,
and Howard is closer to the middle.
- Neil LaBute

People think my work is therapeutic.
I don't see it that way.
It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy
visit by writing down my life.
- Neil LaBute

People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the
most part movies are a just bit of escape.
- Neil LaBute

I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me.
- Neil LaBute

Everyone has a story.
- Neil LaBute

I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much
in the telling as in the watching.
- Neil LaBute

We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
- Neil LaBute

Without In The Company of Men, I could still be teaching,
so who knows if this would've existed.
- Neil LaBute

With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly.
In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit,
because getting women into the theaters was difficult.
- Neil LaBute

I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.
- Neil LaBute

I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting.
Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie.
Those concerns are incredibly immediate.
- Neil LaBute

My business is can I create a world that's possible
and could happen? I think that's the only thing that I have to do,
and I think that I have done that each time.
- Neil LaBute

My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me.
We're all protective of the self.
- Neil LaBute

And with Aaron, I'd have to find a reason not to work with him.
- Neil LaBute

We live in a disposable society.
It's easier to throw things out than to fix them.
We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
- Neil LaBute

And I've got some screenplays and plays ready to dip into when I need to.
- Neil LaBute

I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.
- Neil LaBute

I have a healthy view of what one can do with art.
- Neil LaBute

I'm more than open to hope, but I think men and women
have a difficult time dealing with each other and often take the low road.
- Neil LaBute

But for me, it feels like a natural extension of what I've been doing:
exploring relationships.
Here you have two relationships and we can explore
how difficult it is for people to be together.
- Neil LaBute

I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive
came from that original discussion with critics and
reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing.
Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about
how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.
- Neil LaBute

There is a lot of absurdity sometimes,
not just in Mormonism but often in other religions
that want to pretend that no bad happens in their church,
rather than taking care of what bad does happen.
- Neil LaBute

Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies,
which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture
that is fascinated and informed about the box office
in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even.
- Neil LaBute

But even with a character like Cary who is relatively outlandish,
at the end of the movie he's in a place where I wouldn't
have expected him to be -
taking on the responsibility of a woman who is pregnant
and who used to be his best friend's wife.
- Neil LaBute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

Life is what you make it.
- Anonymous

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

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

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

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

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

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

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

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

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln


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