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Patrick Marber Quotes and Sayings

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I'm constantly having to be vigilant with a depressive tendency,
an addictive tendency.
- Patrick Marber

Theatre is how I first encountered art on any level.
- Patrick Marber

I'm a happily married man and I think to get married
you have to be optimistic.
- Patrick Marber

But I'm the sort of person who, if certain structures topple,
it could all go horribly wrong.
- Patrick Marber

 

It's one of the reasons I don't do drugs.
One sniff and I'd go all the way.
- Patrick Marber

When you're in your early 20s your love life seems
to explode every 20 minutes or so.
By the time you've reached your thirties,
it is every five or ten years.
- Patrick Marber

I'm a Golden Globe nominee, yes.
It's very nice.
It's a very nice thing, but I kind of think of all
the awards I wasn't ever nominated for,
for years and things.
- Patrick Marber

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When I look back I can't believe I was so stupid as
to direct Dealer's Choice.
- Patrick Marber

A couple of flop plays, a death in the family,
and it could all collapse.
- Patrick Marber

Well, you just know, as a writer, I didn't really write
one of the five best screenplays of the year.
There were lots of brilliant screenplays;
I was just one of the lucky ones who got nominated.
- Patrick Marber

But I think the thing I'm proud of about the film is
that there aren't many films -
either independent films or mainstream Hollywood films -
that are like this; it's of its own times,
and it's the film Mike Nichols wanted to make.
- Patrick Marber

The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened.
It is emotionally true, but the events,
the plotting, the narrative, isn't true of my life,
though I've experienced most of the emotions experienced
by the characters in the play.
- Patrick Marber

I like them all - I don't always approve.
I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters,
and I can see why they do what they do;
sometimes they make some mistakes,
but at heart I think they're decent.
- Patrick Marber

It doesn't really feel like it's got anything to do with me.
I mean, I know I wrote it, and all that and invented
the characters and made it up,
but it's Mike's film, so doing the press and stuff,
it feels a little bit inauthentic.
I was just one component of it.
- Patrick Marber

I hoped the dramatic power of the play would rest on
that tension between elegant structure -
the underlying plan is that you see the first and last
meeting of every couple in the play -
and inelegant emotion.
- Patrick Marber

Always when I directed the play, I was always trying
to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters,
but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had,
some kind of soul for it.
- Patrick Marber

I used to go with my parents and loved it,
I was in school plays, and I started reading plays
before I started reading novels.
I'll defend it to the hilt.
When theatre is good it is fabulous.
- Patrick Marber

I know it's a film and all of that, and it's a Hollywood film,
but it kind of feels like this sometimes,
when you're in pain and it hurts, and you're desperate.
Or you are about to cross some moral line and it's
so seductive and you just do...
and all that.
- Patrick Marber

I mean when the play was on in New York I was starting
to get film offers coming through,
and since the film's come out I get offered more than I used to,
but it happens incrementally.
- Patrick Marber

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
- Henry David Thoreau

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
- Michael Korda

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
but which will bloom most constantly?
- Emily Bronte

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
- William Penn

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
- Hillary Clinton

The possible is constantly being redefined,
and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward.
- Paul Allen

The main reason why we look constantly to the Gita is that,
whenever we need help, we may get it from the Gita.
And, indeed, we always do get it.
- Vinoba Bhave

Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders.
- John Morley

When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself.
You got to constantly be in character.
- Tupac Shakur

The worst thing that being an artist could do to you
would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
- J. D. Salinger

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town,
not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
- William Wycherley

And as I reinvent myself and I'm constantly curious about everything,
I can't wait to see what's around the corner in newfound
art and entertainment and exploration.
- Pam Grier

We're constantly buying airplane tickets;
we travel on the Concorde.
- Eva Herzigova

I'm more focused and have a greater sense of challenge,
because I constantly feel the weight of time.
- Sylvester Stallone

These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression.
We are constantly confronted with global images of unending,
escalating war and violence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

We were constantly hearing it repeated,
that we must never again look upon ourselves as our own;
but must remember,
that we were solemnly and irrevocably devoted to God.
- Maria Monk

I don't think of it as a competition -
which might surprise you,
given the way movies are reported constantly.
- Sam Mendes

Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us,
but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
- Joseph Henry

We make choices but are constantly foiled by happenstance.
- Penelope Lively

The jarring change going from an urban environment
to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring.
It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.
- Carter Burwell

I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces,
for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
- Og Mandino

I don't have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve...
there are various threads or layers,
if you like,
which change.
- Harrison Birtwistle

We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball,
and what I mean by that is we're constantly waiting
for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY.
- Graham Nash

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for,
and constantly quarrel with.
- Thomas Carlyle

I constantly tour, even when I don't have a record out.
- Teena Marie

I am constantly asked why I never made other films
after 'There's No Business Like Show Business,'
the answer is I was never asked.
- Johnnie Ray

You must have love as the core; it takes courage to
be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other
and risk letting the relationship go.
- Kenny Loggins

Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting,
of which there remains always a residue,
and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.
- Frederica Montseny

I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl
has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
- Anna Julia Cooper

I was bartending for a long time and going on auditions
and was constantly being rebuffed.
- Mark Ruffalo

When they watch a movie and they know that you're in a relationship,
you just kind of watch that constantly.
- Charlize Theron

The state of the world, of course, is constantly changing,
and so is theory.
- Teresa de Lauretis

You must constantly change and adapt to a new environment.
- Jong-yong Yun

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man,
depends on the opinion of his fellow men.
He is constantly acting a studied part.
- Jeremy Collier

The ability to change constantly and effectively is
made easier by high-level continuity.
- Michael Porter

I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him,
the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way.
- Guru Nanak

Peter Sellers constantly reinvented himself.
- Merrie Spaeth

Mental communication without verbalization...
all space is made up of waves and we are constantly
sending and receiving messages from our brain.
- Tina Louise

I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly.
It allows me to be creative.
- Bill Hicks

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are
constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
- George Will

When you're so out there in the public eye,
people are constantly criticizing every aspect about you.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly,
I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away,
I think.
I would have forgotten my reason to exist.
- Annie Leibovitz

In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
- John Morley

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment
without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania.
Appropriate rituals channel your emotions
and life energy toward the light.
Without the discipline to practice them,
you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
- Lao Tzu

I just like to keep challenging myself,
keep it varied.
It's a craft, and I'm constantly trying to learn and get better at it.
- Clive Owen


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