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Robert Altman Quotes and Sayings

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What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.
- Robert Altman

Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
- Robert Altman

Men make clothes for the women they'd like to be with
or in most cases the women they'd like to be.
- Robert Altman

If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France.
- Robert Altman

 

If you don't have a leg to stand on,
you can't put your foot down.
- Robert Altman

Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films.
Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal
with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
- Robert Altman

It's all just one film to me.
Just different chapters.
- Robert Altman

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A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- Rita Rudner

We all knew the book well because it's the cult book in Latin America.
For me, this was a sacred territory.
I would not have ventured into it by myself.
- Walter Salles

Nobody's irreplaceable, including me.
I think for too long we've had a cult of personality
in this company and in this industry,
and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish.
- Bill Ford

I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first
because it's such a cult classic.
I'd seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those.
- Jessica Biel

Long Kiss Goodnight has a huge cult following.
They could make another version of that movie right
now and make a lot of money.
- Samuel L. Jackson

A cult is a religion with no political power.
- Tom Wolfe

I did the figure of Diana in V, a cult TV show seen all over the world.
- Jane Badler

The more I learn and read about the 10th Muse i realize
what a great fan base and cult following she has.
I'm going to try to live up to the fantastic image of the 10th Muse!
- Cindy Margolis

Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult
divide between journalists and corporate owners.
- Ken Auletta

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader -
you really have to be in your own religion.
- Courtney Love

A cult following is a nice way of saying very few people like you.
- Martin Mull

We met The Cult and were talking to them for a while.
We went a few places with Offspring.
- Daniel Johns

Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction
behaviour between cult members.
This trips the attention detectors.
- Keith Henson

I discourage a cult of personality.
- Newt Gingrich

I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play.
As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing.
- Eric Bogosian

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved
not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness
of the effort involved in getting there -
or failing to get there.
- Max Lerner

It is a truism that almost any sect,
cult,
or religion will legislate its creed into law if it
acquires the political power to do so.
- Robert A. Heinlein

These critics organize and practice in my case a sort
of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should
know how to question and above all,
to moderate.
- Jacques Derrida

When families observe a later, deeper stage of cult
involvement they may find it necessary to consider
the involvement of a professional such as myself in an intervention effort.
- Rick Ross

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

There's no point in lying saying I am doing really,
really well because I'm not; I'm cult level.
- Gary Numan

It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts,
and I made a lot of money for it.
- Don Adams

Men who care passionately for women attach themselves
at least as much to the temple and to the accessories
of the cult as to their goddess herself.
- Marguerite Yourcenar

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

I can't really say how big the cult is.
But I'm proud of it.
I'm proud that it has a life.
- Bob Odenkirk

Lost In Space is played on television somewhere in the world every day.
It's been a cult show.
- Mark Goddard

I like being infamous.
I think it is safe being a cult.
- Adam Ant

Cult recruiting methods based on dosing victims with
the brain chemicals released during capture bonding
would make cults even more of a problem than they are now.
- Keith Henson

What is going on in America is extreme.
The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid.
And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

In a cult intervention information is presented about
the group that the member is most often not aware of.
- Rick Ross

The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it.
- Gustave Flaubert

I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites.
- Kurt Russell

The drug or cult has major if not exclusive sources of brain rewards.
- Keith Henson

It was more of their quirky show.
It was more like a cult show.
The ratings weren't really that high.
- Amy Sedaris

The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people.
I like that.
I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've
got that sort of audience in the states.
- Tracey Ullman

Being on Oprah? You realize that there are a couple
of types of audience members.
There are like the cult people in the audience who
are just crying before she gets on.
And then there are the people who are playing it cool.
I definitely was somewhere in the middle.
- Genevieve Gorder

I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good.
It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities.
Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen.
- Peter Tork

Yes, there was a sort of underground cult following,
which came from nowhere, and grew, and grew.
It was quite surprising to us all, because all of us
had spent probably the previous five to ten years without it.
So it was quite overwhelming.
Overwhelming and humbling.
- Michael Giles

The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement
is preventative education.
If students and the public at large are more aware
of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand
and resist their recruitment efforts.
- Rick Ross

I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical.
It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system.
Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology,
but millions of people do it who are not celebrities.
It's not a threat or some cult.
- Giovanni Ribisi

They just expected it to you know...
Paul, Steve and I could have hired our own publicist,
if we wanted to, but I kind of liked the way it was
more of a cult thing and those that liked it,
liked it, you know what I mean?
- Amy Sedaris

I can understand why some of these drummers and bass
players become cult figures with all of their equipment
and the incredible amount of technique they have.
But there's very little that I think satisfies you
intellectually or emotionally.
- Ken Burns

It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct
technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists.
They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement.
They are a cult.
A suicide cult.
- Craig Bruce

People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts.
Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts,
neglecting children, destroying relations with family
and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult.
- Keith Henson

People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden.
They're trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult.
Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do,
but they're having mixed success at the job.
- Bruce Sterling

This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation.
This is what makes it so frightening.
This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion.
They don't want to confront this horror.
So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.
- David Brooks

If we could sell 100,000 units every album,
that would rock.
We'd have a big cult following, we'd have a built-in
fanbase so we could pretty much play anywhere,
people would show up and rock out.
- Dustin Diamond

We are given to the cult of personality;
when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us.
If by chance we think we have found one,
it will not be long before we destroy him.
- Constantine Karamanlis

The cult of individuality and personality,
which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself,
is really a business.
The greater the 'genius' of the personage,
the greater the profit.
- George Grosz

Willingness without action is a fantasy.
- Anonymous

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
- Barbara Sher

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
- Angela Merkel

In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat
if it looks like you're not cheating.
I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's
own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
- Marianne Williamson


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