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Roland Joffe Quotes and Sayings

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Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different
from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
- Roland Joffe

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Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

I try to address my audiences intelligently.
The man in the street counts, but sometimes he forgets that he counts.
- Roland Joffe

I don't really say much about reviewers.
It's a very tough job to get all of the depth of a movie all at once.
- Roland Joffe

 

Good directing is about getting the performance to
be just what's right for the movie.
- Roland Joffe

Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind,
including the mind of the Indian scientist,
the ability to think out of the box.
- Roland Joffe

Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top
of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare,
rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.
- Roland Joffe

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I've never wanted to do something where I'd berate the audience.
- Roland Joffe

In India, one has to plan according to the monsoons.
- Roland Joffe

Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it,
politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives.
- Roland Joffe

If the movie's well made and it's about things that count,
people will ultimately see the depth in it.
- Roland Joffe

They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story.
At first, I thought that was silly.
But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
- Roland Joffe

The history of the white man in India really jumped
up and bit me in the neck.
- Roland Joffe

I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history.
- Roland Joffe

I'm not a very serious person.
You know how they say that clowns are very funny in
public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind
of stupid at home and more serious in public.
- Roland Joffe

Music is a very integral part of the film,
but it will not be as full of music as a Bollywood film.
- Roland Joffe

When you look at our world, the truth is that we're
all under the influence of politics.
- Roland Joffe

I think a film should have a gestation period of at
least two or three years.
- Roland Joffe

The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
but the director's somehow trying to work the whole
thing into a much bigger picture.
It's like conducting an orchestra.
- Roland Joffe

I like cinema audiences.
I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know.
- Roland Joffe

Eventually, the tribe developed so much confidence
in me that they invited me to be their chieftain.
- Roland Joffe

I like DVDs so much - it's such a better format than VHS.
- Roland Joffe

Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past.
But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?
- Roland Joffe

It's hard to blame someone because they simply don't have time.
- Roland Joffe

I think the job of movie reviewing can be really tough.
If a film has layers that need to be thought about,
it's easy to get missed the first time around.
- Roland Joffe

I simply wanted to state that during this little slice of history,
this is what happened and these were the good sides of it,
these were the more dangerous sides of it,
and this was the result.
- Roland Joffe

If you spend a whole afternoon just eating popcorn and watching football,
there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
But if that's all you do, you get swept along with the tide,
without any idea of where you're going.
- Roland Joffe

I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe.
They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished.
When I asked them why they asked that,
they replied, Because you white men always do!
- Roland Joffe

Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life.
It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who
had gradually ceased to be a Marxist,
and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
- Roland Joffe

I think that will be a lot of fun for audiences to
get the same stream of consciousness that was going
through my head at the time.
It was very exciting to suddenly recall what I was feeling at the time.
- Roland Joffe

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh,
how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe.
All is system and gradation.
Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year
for cheating on my metaphysics final ...
I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next
to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

I loved the idea of Travolta sitting on the kid's swing,
pining away for his girlfriend.
- Randal Kleiser

Sitting down to eat in our house is about sharing,
you know, talking about the day you've had,
be it in school or work or whatever,
so that's very important to us.
- Liam Neeson

I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed
and selfish years when I just,
you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room,
doing bad things, whatever.
- Elton John

I'm an old-fashioned guy...
I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch,
looking at a lake or something.
- Johnny Depp

I'm a history buff, and right now we're sitting on
one of the most dramatic historical shifts that this
planet has ever seen and we have a front row seat for it.
- James Daly

I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you.
So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the
62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.
- Vernon Jordan

Definitely they write themselves.
It's an amazing experience.
It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting
on my shoulder talking to me,
telling me their tales.
- R. A. Salvatore

It's like the brooding hen sitting over a china egg.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing,
and we laugh at our own jokes.
- Adrian Edmondson

I'm an interpreter of stories.
When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.
- Nat King Cole

I'll do whatever it takes to win games,
whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel,
handing a cup of water to a teammate,
or hitting the game-winning shot.
- Kobe Bryant

There's nothing more fun than sitting in a circle playing
with people who are really into it.
- Kathy Mattea

Sitting at home the way I do, I'd just love the hear from people.
It'd be a great help in passing the time.
- Bud Abbott

The nice thing about New York is that you're finally
able to wear those winter clothes that have been sitting
in your closet in mothballs.
- Kyle MacLachlan

I don't like sitting around in my dressing room very much.
It feels a lot like theater.
- Jill Clayburgh

People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s.
Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it.
Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?
- Robert Wyatt

I thought it was a really good contrast to have a really sweet,
sincere, church girl sitting next to the church lady who seemed kind of,
you know, over the top.
- Victoria Jackson

If people don't sit at Chaplin's feet,
he goes out and stands where they are sitting.
- Herman J. Mankiewicz

There's a picture of the real Coach Gary Gaines in
the book and he's sitting in the locker room after a game,
and he just looks so much like Billy Bob,
that we went to him.
- Peter Berg

I still get nervous on dates.
I'll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to
excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can't breathe.
- Shannen Doherty

I was in London.
It's a long way to go for a very long party,
sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink.
It's a waste of time.
- Albert Finney

It is our people who are sitting in the dark because
of these cowardly and treacherous attacks,
not our occupiers.
- Iyad Allawi

Why can't we build orphanages next to homes for the
elderly? If someone were sitting in a rocker,
it wouldn't be long before a kid will be in his lap.
- Cloris Leachman

Life is to be lived.
If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well
better find some way that is going to be interesting.
And you don't do that by sitting around.
- Katharine Hepburn

The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire,
sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
- Thomas Hobbes

In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front
of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some
really weird kind of thing.
He told me he was writing a computer program.
- Jon Postel

In jail I was just like everybody else,
I was sitting there praying, feeling caged.
- Dennis Rodman

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to
have to learn a lot by yourself,
sitting alone in a room.
- Dr. Seuss

Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and
never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like.
Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song.
I would rather be in the middle of society,
whether it's growing or crumbling.
- Ric Ocasek

If the First Amendment means anything,
it means that a state has no business telling a man,
sitting alone in his house, what books he may read
or what films he may watch.
- Thurgood Marshall

Sitting around the house playing the wife and mother is driving me crazy.
- Patsy Cline


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