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Roger Ebert Quotes and Sayings

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Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
- Roger Ebert

Related topics: Movies

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
- Roger Ebert

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

The Academy is paranoid about its image.
- Roger Ebert

 

I'm kind of glad the web is sort of totally anarchic.
That's fine with me.
- Roger Ebert

No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.
- Roger Ebert

But the fact is, most people are not going to be rich someday.
- Roger Ebert

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Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will,
and you can't give somebody free will and then send
in a play from the sidelines.
- Roger Ebert

Class is often invisible in America in the movies,
and usually not the subject of the film.
- Roger Ebert

The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made
or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
- Roger Ebert

Because I don't give the studios advanced quotes or
an advanced look at my reviews.
I think the readers deserve to read my reviews before the studios do.
- Roger Ebert

I think that probably the - I don't give quotes to studios.
They have to get those out of the paper or from television.
So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day.
- Roger Ebert

All over the web there are some very good critics and
it's become for people who are interested.
It's become a very good way to get to reviews and involve yourself in discussions.
- Roger Ebert

We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
- Roger Ebert

Movies absorb our attention more completely,
I think.
- Roger Ebert

I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.
- Roger Ebert

The problem with being sure that God is on your side
is that you can't change your mind,
because God sure isn't going to change His.
- Roger Ebert

I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided
an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people
an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.
- Roger Ebert

You can have a movie with hardly any cuts,
or very few cuts, that is fascinating,
you can't take your eyes away from it...
Look at some of the long takes in Citizen Kane.
- Roger Ebert

I don't think Bush was legitimately elected President.
- Roger Ebert

If Hollywood stars speak out, so do all sorts of other people.
Now Hollywood stars can get a better hearing.
- Roger Ebert

I think we have to get beyond the idea that we have to categorize people.
- Roger Ebert

If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate,
they drop it.
Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product
has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
- Roger Ebert

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their
preexisting and not so noble needs and desires:
They just go to action pictures,
and things like that.
- Roger Ebert

It's a good question, because a movie isn't good or
bad based on its politics.
It's usually good or bad for other reasons,
though you might agree or disagree with its politics.
- Roger Ebert

I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of
Americans who took a civics class.
- Roger Ebert

I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews.
Most celebrities are devoid of interest.
- Roger Ebert

And I think both the left and the right should celebrate
people who have different opinions,
and disagree with them, and argue with them,
and differ with them, but don't just try to shut them up.
- Roger Ebert

We can now have action movies with two stars where
one might be African American and one might be Asian American.
One of them doesn't have to be white,
and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick.
We're way over that.
And I think it's happening in society,
too.
- Roger Ebert

I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment,
don't understand the idea of freedom of speech,
and don't understand that it's the responsibility of
the citizen to speak out.
- Roger Ebert

It's funny that there was so much disturbance about
having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy,
and when we finally get a religion in the White House
that's causing a lot of conflicts,
and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people,
it's in the Bush Administration.
- Roger Ebert

The right really dominates radio, and it's amazing
how much energy the right spends telling us that the
press is slanted to the left when it really isn't.
They want to shut other people up.
They really don't understand the First Amendment.
- Roger Ebert

By going to the movies, and because of other things,
too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends,
moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded
than the heritage I was born into might have suggested.
- Roger Ebert

Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old,
and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee.
During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman.
I know a lot about politics.
- Roger Ebert

If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours
your Social Security number and where your car is parked.
You are having a vicarious experience.
You are identifying, in one way or another,
with the people on the screen.
- Roger Ebert

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer


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