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Robert Towne Quotes and Sayings

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And I think one way or another it's evident to those
who work with me that as a writer,
a director, a friend, as somebody's there that's very
anxious to get the movie made.
- Robert Towne

But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it.
Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie.
- Robert Towne

You're dumber than you think I think you are.
- Robert Towne

I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved
with their public lands and forests.
We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
- Robert Towne

 

Finally, Colin Farrell showed up on my doorstep,
only he wasn't Colin Farrell - he was just this Irish
kid who had read the script and wanted to do it.
- Robert Towne

One of the reasons for going back into the past is
that it's almost the only place that there's any drama.
- Robert Towne

Of course I'm respectable.
I'm old.
Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable
if they last long enough.
- Robert Towne

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You're torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces
and knowing that's really going to screw up the screenplay.
And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people
who really don't understand the process?
- Robert Towne

It was not possible to film in California,
because all the areas are heavily built up now.
Coming to Cape Town is an invitation to step into the
past and recreate Los Angeles of the 1930s.
- Robert Towne

Now they're attracted to one another,
but repelled by their ethnic origins,
so that there was something to overcome.
They had to overcome their own prejudices,
which had been imposed by the culture -
their own shame at being Mexican and Italian.
- Robert Towne

It made me alive to the fact that the most important
thing sometimes is what isn't said -
to prepare for moments of revelation that can be read
entirely on actors' faces without dialogue.
- Robert Towne

If you have a good ear for dialogue,
you just can't help thinking about the way people talk.
You're drawn to it.
And the obsessive interest in it forces you to develop it.
You almost can't help yourself.
- Robert Towne

But, uh, censorship at that time said that you just
absolutely couldn't do anything involving children
and so we had to go from there.
I don't remember what I changed it to.
Duvall is just excellent in it.
- Robert Towne

I think that those are the things that you can uniquely
do with film that are difficult to do anywhere else:
they can bring a picture to life,
give it a natural and historical context and make you
feel that everything else is suddenly credible.
- Robert Towne

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 PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

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

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

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

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

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

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace


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