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Robert Redford Quotes and Sayings

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I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

Related topics: Environmental

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

I believe in mythology.
I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture
or society without mythology would die,
and we're close to that.
- Robert Redford

Filmgoers are starved for new ideas,
voices and visions.
- Robert Redford

 

I did not, like my children and people today,
grow up with television as part of my life.
- Robert Redford

Never revisit the past, that's dangerous.
You know, move on.
- Robert Redford

Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery
of new voices and new talent.
- Robert Redford

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I'm not interested in a film about golf but I am interested in golf as a metaphor.
- Robert Redford

Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it,
you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your
script there's no point to your story.
Story is the key.
- Robert Redford

You can't completely control the sport -
Tiger Woods comes close.
The test is against yourself and nature's own way.
I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story.
- Robert Redford

I'm not a facelift person.
I am what I am.
- Robert Redford

Golf has become so manicured, so perfect.
The greens, the fairways.
I don't like golf carts.
I like walking.
Some clubs won't let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart.
- Robert Redford

Because, you know, you're in Utah.
And because of its political conservatism,
if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
- Robert Redford

We program the festival, after 20 years,
exactly the way we did on the first day.
- Robert Redford

Generally speaking, I went through that.
I came to a place where I realised what true value was.
It wasn't money.
Money is a means to achieving an end,
but it's not the end.
- Robert Redford

Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life.
In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television
and leave something to see it.
- Robert Redford

The technology available for film-making now is incredible,
but I am a big believer that it's all in the story.
- Robert Redford

It's an honor putting art above politics.
Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.
- Robert Redford

Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life.
Of all the sports that I played - skiing,
baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf,
because you're playing against yourself and nature.
- Robert Redford

As an actor and as a person you come together with
being in familiar territory although that has not been my whole life.
That's been a part of it.
I think a lot of people associate me with the west because of Sundance.
- Robert Redford

I had just arrived in New York from California.
I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief.
I was an art student and an acting student and behaved
as most young actors did -
meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor,
'cause you yourself hadn't shown up yet.
- Robert Redford

I don't know what your childhood was like,
but we didn't have much money.
We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night,
then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library.
It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.
- Robert Redford

Well first of all it's a business and it's a tough business,
and you have to have the strength to survive all the
set backs all the failures that make this a mean business,
that's getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion.
- Robert Redford

There is nothing I can do about this stuff and I am
pretty well ok with the fact that I think Sundance
is not going to be stopped by it,
because he Festival is itself now, and doesn't need
me out there to talk about it like I did years ago.
- Robert Redford

Usually I like to improvise.
Sometimes, depending on the nature of the piece,
I like to improvise because I think it brings certain
freshness and a reality to it,
as long as it doesn't go too far out of the box.
- Robert Redford

I am a cynical optimist.
Big opening weekends are like cotton candy.
The films you will remember over time are the films
that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
- Robert Redford

He's meant to be that classic Homer,
Ulysses,
Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind.
He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that
is falling into darkness -
the temptations of life.
- Robert Redford

Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker,
to the corporate mind money is the end.
Right now, I think independent film is very confused,
because there's excess pressure in the marketplace
for entertainment to pay off.
- Robert Redford

In fact you've got your hands tied behind your back
when somebody chooses to take a low road in to you,
there is nothing you can do about it,
and so you just live with it and move on.
- Robert Redford

Once the festival achieved a certain level of notoriety,
then people began to come here with agendas that were not the same as ours.
We can't do anything about that.
We can't control that.
- Robert Redford

What I would do is when I was younger I would draw
in a sketch book something that happened in my life
and then write a little something on the side about
what happened or what the story.
- Robert Redford

It's hard to pay attention these days because of multiple
affects of the information technology nowadays.
You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind,
but I don't think it's necessarily broader or smarter.
- Robert Redford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

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

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky


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