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Robert Wise Quotes and Sayings

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I think one of the major things a director has to do
is to know his subject matter,
the subject matter of his script, know the truth and the reality of it.
That's very important.
- Robert Wise

I've always been proud of being a Hoosier.
When I talk to people, I tell them that.
- Robert Wise

My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance.
You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker.
- Robert Wise

You can't tell any kind of a story without having some kind of a theme,
something to say between the lines.
- Robert Wise

 

A Mac is a closed box, so Apple can make decisions
about things that they don't include.
That makes, it in some ways, simpler for them.
- Robert Wise

The Sand Pebbles has always been one of my favorite films,
I suppose because its the most difficult film -
from a physical and logistical standpoint -
that I've ever made.
- Robert Wise

You look back on films sometimes and if they have not
been as all-out successful as you anticipated you try
to find reasons why maybe it didn't come off for audiences
as well as you would have liked.
- Robert Wise

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Of all the stars whom I worked with,
I think Steve knew better what worked for him on the screen than any other.
He had such a sense of what he could register,
and that helped a lot in terms of shaping the character and the script.
- Robert Wise

As I've always said, preproduction is so important.
When you cast the actors, you've done much of the work.
Now, you may need to guide them a little,
take it up or down, have them go faster or slower,
but the casting process is crucial.
- Robert Wise

You know, people always think if you start out as a film editor,
you shoot less footage.
Actually, just the opposite is true.
I tend to grab as much coverage as I can because as
a former editor I know how important it is to have those few frames.
- Robert Wise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

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

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

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

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

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

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)

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

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

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

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

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett


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