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Norman Jewison Quotes and Sayings

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I think you get better as you get older.
- Norman Jewison

I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old.
I'm not too excited about watching a huge explosion.
I'm more interested in people and characters.
- Norman Jewison

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive.
We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
- Norman Jewison

Look, I'm just a storyteller.
When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
- Norman Jewison

 

And I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people.
I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist.
Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
- Norman Jewison

As you know, in America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio,
so if they want to remake it they can.
- Norman Jewison

Betrayal...
is my favorite subject.
- Norman Jewison

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A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long.
You can't talk to them.
It's Method and the whole thing.
- Norman Jewison

I think I've done pretty well.
I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies,
and my films have won about 12 awards,
so I don't have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison

Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays
and his short stories is about people,
family, man's relationship with his God,
the breaking down of tradition.
- Norman Jewison

Michael Caine is a movie star, but he's also a great actor.
I can't say that about every movie star.
It's the concentration he has.
- Norman Jewison

Do what you're told, and everything will be all right.
- Norman Jewison

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
- Norman Jewison

With most British actors, it's amazing.
I think they start with the character on the outside and work in.
- Norman Jewison

I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet!
Why would you want to make a remake?
- Norman Jewison

I don't make films to win prizes.
I make films to make films.
- Norman Jewison

In America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
- Norman Jewison

I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film,
Bread and Tulips.
I really like that film.
- Norman Jewison

Moonstruck...
was one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated
for a Best Picture Oscar.
- Norman Jewison

I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience,
for another romantic comedy.
- Norman Jewison

I was very disappointed that Denzel didn't win Best
Actor for The Hurricane because I thought he deserved it.
- Norman Jewison

I was really excited to have the opportunity to make Fiddler.
- Norman Jewison

When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
If I wanted to do that, I'd make documentaries.
- Norman Jewison

When you shoot a musical, you're shooting to lipsynch tracks,
so we had to figure out our choreography and work out
what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.
- Norman Jewison

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition,
and I think that they rediscovered the film.
- Norman Jewison

I work with a lot of movie stars.
- Norman Jewison

It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers
that want action and violence.
They sell us something that isn't valid.
They're selling films like a product.
- Norman Jewison

I'm just a storyteller.
- Norman Jewison

We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased.
We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the
fox and not on the side of the hounds.
- Norman Jewison

I still get a lot of material but I find that as one
gets older you get more fussy.
You know you're going spend a year or a year and a
half on this and you know there are only so many films
in you so you get a little bit more selective.
- Norman Jewison

And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience
were just in the mood for a very romantic film,
because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be
nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
- Norman Jewison

Well, you know the old line - to be nominated is what it's all about.
I think that I've done pretty well -
I've had about 46,
or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have
won about 12 awards in total,
so I don't really have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright


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