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Pedro Almodovar Quotes and Sayings

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I used this line to demonstrate how important colors are in movies:
It's not a caprice.
- Pedro Almodovar

In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle.
If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents
but all the ministers of the government.
- Pedro Almodovar

I think decor says a lot about someone's social position,
their taste, their sensibility, their work -
and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.
- Pedro Almodovar

All my movies are difficult to classify because they
are very eclectic in mixing genres.
- Pedro Almodovar

 

I think that the consciousness of passion makes you act very differently.
- Pedro Almodovar

Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make
an idealized portrait of her.
I'm fascinated more by her defects -
they are funnier than her other qualities.
- Pedro Almodovar

With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic.
I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and
in an entertaining manner.
- Pedro Almodovar

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Cukor is one of my favorite directors.
He was a master at directing women.
- Pedro Almodovar

The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions.
I also wanted to make something more realistic,
but not naturalistic or simple.
- Pedro Almodovar

The 1980s really ended for me in 1992 with the film Kika.
- Pedro Almodovar

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality,
while being entertaining.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar

I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema.
- Pedro Almodovar

I don't want to imitate life in movies;
I want to represent it.
And in that representation, you use the colors you feel,
and sometimes they are fake colors.
But always it's to show one emotion.
- Pedro Almodovar

Yes, women are stronger than us.
They face more directly the problems that confront them,
and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about.
I don't know why I am more interested in women,
because I don't go to any psychiatrists,
and I don't want to know why.
- Pedro Almodovar

I think it's a change that I did not intend at the
time but it is clear that,
from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films.
A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed
this to my growing maturity.
- Pedro Almodovar

Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time,
even if you are a visitor.
Time doesn't seem to pass in the same way in hospitals
as it does in other places.
Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.
- Pedro Almodovar

Whenever I arrive on a real location,
I have to move around and work out what the best angles are going to be.
When I was moving around with the lens,
I discovered things that the naked eye would not have.
- Pedro Almodovar

The challenge to me as a director was for the audience
to see the film as going on in a straight line,
so that they did not sense all of these break-ups.
I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images.
- Pedro Almodovar

The silent film has a lot of meanings.
The first part of the film is comic.
It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films.
But I think that the second part of the film is full
of tenderness and emotion.
- Pedro Almodovar

After the enormous success of All About my Mother,
all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a
movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before.
I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception.
- Pedro Almodovar

It's a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because,
after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears.
I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.
- Pedro Almodovar

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

I'm not used to feeling so human.
Is it always like this?
- Edward, from Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
- Mae West

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier


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