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Penelope Spheeris Quotes and Sayings

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This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

Related topics: Teen

I live on this nice three acres in Hollywood.
- Penelope Spheeris

Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money.
That, and I sold a lot of drugs.
Kidding.
Don't print that.
- Penelope Spheeris

I love punk rock, but I also love metal.
- Penelope Spheeris

 

Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer,
you should write up a treatment and register your show
with the Writers Guild of America.
- Penelope Spheeris

There are thousands of directors in Hollywood.
- Penelope Spheeris

Arnold and Jamie Lee must have worked over the years
with directors that did 50 takes,
because I'd get like three takes or so and say,
Ok, that's it, we're done.
- Penelope Spheeris

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I was always into music.
I think everyone is when they're a teenager,
as a way to drown out the world.
- Penelope Spheeris

In other countries, it's a common thing to have outcast
children running around the streets in packs,
and I don't think we're so far away from it here.
- Penelope Spheeris

Big studio comedies are such a headache.
- Penelope Spheeris

I can't believe I actually was in my own movie.
- Penelope Spheeris

Your best protection is to have an established agent make the contact.
- Penelope Spheeris

If you are looking for a producer, try to contact established producers.
Don't let the fear of theft paralyze you,
or you will never get anywhere with it.
- Penelope Spheeris

I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once.
I walked out without paying.
- Penelope Spheeris

When men have money and power they get turned on,
sexually.
They get horny as hell.
Can't imagine why, though.
- Penelope Spheeris

I really feel kind of guilty spending 80 million dollars.
People are starving in the world.
- Penelope Spheeris

I got IRS records to finance what I wanted to do.
- Penelope Spheeris

Those movies, Decline I and II and Suburbia,
are dearly loved, but they never made any money.
I didn't even have the rights for some of them.
- Penelope Spheeris

Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera.
- Penelope Spheeris

It is fun to try figure out the things that really
are real and the things that aren't.
- Penelope Spheeris

It is the idea that it's a movie in a movie.
So I did it.
- Penelope Spheeris

Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film
about a new form of music.
- Penelope Spheeris

Nobody wanted to touch Decline III when they found out what it was about.
- Penelope Spheeris

Different parents have different standards for their children.
- Penelope Spheeris

The first Decline I did was out of sheer love and appreciation for the music.
In 1977, it was more about bands, because punk was a new form of music.
It was groundbreaking and political.
- Penelope Spheeris

Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book,
No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks.
We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen
at some point in our careers.
- Penelope Spheeris

When we did Wayne's World, it was 14 million dollars
and they didn't bug us too much because they just thought
it was some little movie that nobody was ever going to see.
We showed them.
- Penelope Spheeris

For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets.
They don't do anything under 30 to 40 million.
When you have that much money at stake,
you have so many people breathing down your neck.
- Penelope Spheeris

It's really hard to imagine there ever being the kind
of impact there was when punk rock happened in the late 70's.
I wish there would be one big change like that again,
but I don't know if that'll ever happen.
- Penelope Spheeris

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

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

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize.
This is about the third generation for me.
And when kids that small recognize me,
it really pleases me, very gratifying.
- Dick Van Dyke

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated
in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
- Spiro T. Agnew

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation,
a ship going to discover the New World.
And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.
- John Lennon

I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation,
really.
- Christine Keeler

Women will only have true equality when men share with
them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This might be the first generation where kids are dying
at a younger age than their parents and it's related
primarily to the obesity problem.
- Judy Davis

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.
- Logan P. Smith

The information that is passed from person to person
and from generation to generation is the primary factor
that gives humans a competitive advantage over other animals.
- Keith Henson

As major orchestras around the world are gripped in
various kinds of crises and upheaval,
we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation.
- James Levine

I never threw an illegal pitch.
The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't
never been seen by this generation.
- Satchel Paige

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding
it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation.
You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.
- Ronald Reagan

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
- George Murray

I never got away from the war.
Not because I was obsessed with it in those years,
but because it was the event of my generation and I
started out covering it so I stayed with it.
- Neil Sheehan

According to the Small Business Administration,
more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not
survive through the second generation,
and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
- Kit Bond

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation,
it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
- Charles M. Schulz

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism,
and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation
who went to war against fascism.
- P. D. James

It's shortsighted not to view the education of a future
generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans.
- Mel Martinez

Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
- Allan Bloom

Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world,
with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal.
- Dorothy Denning

I created Punk for this day and age.
Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no.
That's what I do.
I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
- Avril Lavigne

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

I'm not of this generation.
- Charles Manson

What is sad for women of my generation is that they
weren't supposed to work if they had families.
What were they going to do when the children are grown -
watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
- Jackie Kennedy

The new generation of consoles has as much power to
do the kind of games that we do as the PC does.
- Will Wright

Today's younger generation is no worse than my own.
We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are,
but nobody listened to us.
- Al Capp

There is good news in the data the strongest support
for priests is to be found among the younger generation.
- Andrew Greeley


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