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Sam Mendes Quotes and Sayings

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Now I'm back home, living in London,
running my theater.
I just want to enjoy all that.
- Sam Mendes

The movies that influenced me were movies that told
their stories through pictures more than words.
- Sam Mendes

For me, certain shots or scenes are keys in the movie.
- Sam Mendes

As a first-time director in America,
I feel I've been very fortunate.
- Sam Mendes

 

All I know is that I operate by going out to each of
them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate.
My language to each of them has to suit their brain.
- Sam Mendes

You've got to work.
You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes,
rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
- Sam Mendes

Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them.
They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
- Sam Mendes

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One movie is only one movie.
I want to have a lifetime of making films.
- Sam Mendes

You think about taking audiences on a journey.
- Sam Mendes

When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes,
and I don't want to see black and white.
- Sam Mendes

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors,
on small movies and big movies.
- Sam Mendes

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large
numbers to black-and-white movies anymore -
which is a great shame,
but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
- Sam Mendes

You freeze with the number of opportunities given to
you and just decide to do nothing at all.
- Sam Mendes

You're in the lap of the gods.
If people go, they go, and if they don't.
- Sam Mendes

Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles.
I think if you're there the whole time it just gets
out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.
- Sam Mendes

I still can't quite believe it.
Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer,
a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time.
- Sam Mendes

I'm certainly getting a lot more mail...
that's basically it.
- Sam Mendes

I don't think of it as a competition -
which might surprise you,
given the way movies are reported constantly.
- Sam Mendes

I think with Blair Witch and The Sixth Sense,
people are much more open to something that is different.
- Sam Mendes

If you lived through the shooting of Jaws,
you can live through anything.
- Sam Mendes

You've got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie's good enough,
it's going to survive; and if it's not,
well, it won't.
- Sam Mendes

I like throwing snowballs at small children.
- Sam Mendes

You just never know when movies are going to take off or not.
The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money,
and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me.
- Sam Mendes

The characters are trapped within the lifestyle.
It's about what goes on before the movie starts.
- Sam Mendes

I don't think good and evil are polarized.
- Sam Mendes

Kevin and Annette...
I wanted them to do it together.
They clearly wanted to work with each other.
- Sam Mendes

I wanted to keep exploring...
I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which
I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.
- Sam Mendes

It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do.
But there's one thing better than having a great actor,
which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do.
He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
- Sam Mendes

One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people
feel they know who he is...
I think working with an actor who the audience already
has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this.
- Sam Mendes

I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was
a huge challenge and was a big period film.
I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell
the story as much as the story itself.
- Sam Mendes

There's one thing better than having a great actor,
and that's having a great actor who's never done this
kind of role before and is hungry to do it.
They're testing themselves every day.
They want to get out of their trailer and get to work.
- Sam Mendes

It took me a long time to film the plastic bag,
and then I had to get the cut of the scene right.
But if you find it as beautiful as the character does,
then suddenly it becomes a different movie,
and so did he as a character.
- Sam Mendes

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly,
particularly movie actors.
In the theater, one is more used to casting people
against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.
- Sam Mendes

There's good and bad in everybody.
I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad.
This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago,
and he's learned to live with it.
He's tried to protect his family from it.
- Sam Mendes

This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next,
and I'm rather enjoying it.
Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt,
but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.
- Sam Mendes

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I live in the moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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