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Sergei Eisenstein Quotes and Sayings

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Language is much closer to film than painting is.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Even in a less exaggerated description,
any verbal account of a person is bound to find itself
employing an assortment of waterfalls,
lightning rods, landscapes, birds, etc.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater
and painting rather than the methodology of language,
which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise
from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?
- Sergei Eisenstein

The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one;
that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge
that will make him a better film director or human being.
- Sergei Eisenstein

 

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract
elements of line and color,
while in cinema the material concreteness of the image
within the frame presents -
as an element -
the greatest difficulty in manipulation.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language
where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.
- Kathy Acker

Language should find itself in the physical world,
and not end up locked in an idea in somebody's head.
- Robert Smithson

Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited,
classified and explained except in the light of the
tasks which they perform in language.
- Roman Jakobson

If our language, our programs, our creations are not
strongly present in the new media,
the young generation of our country will be economically
and culturally marginalized.
- Jacques Chirac

Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language.
- Ed Markey

Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.
- Robert Morgan

Learning another language is not only learning different
words for the same things,
but learning another way to think about things.
- Flora Lewis

In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led
some Chinese students in Cornell University to take
up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
- Hu Shih

We die.
That may be the meaning of life.
But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives.
- Toni Morrison

The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
- Maxim Gorky

The music of language became extremely important to me,
and obvious to me.
By the time I was seven I was writing myself.
I was a poet.
- June Jordan

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
a way of concealing motives and thoughts,
as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and
preventing communication.
- Abraham Maslow

In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.
- Miguel de Icaza

Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.
- Eliza Cook

God has stated in clear and concise language how He
created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word.
- Walter Lang

Fools, most linguists.
Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another
and say damn all in that.
- John le Carre

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush,
who proved you can be a successful politician in this
country even if English is your second language.
- Conan O'Brien

No statement about God is simply, literally true.
God is far more than can be measured,
described, defined in ordinary language,
or pinned down to any particular happening.
- David Edward Jenkins

Certainly, because the computer and computer language
was still not as common as it is today.
That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as
popular back then as it is today.
- Bruce Boxleitner

There is a pride in speaking this language.
- Bernard Pivot

One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home,
the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
- John Berger

Language is an archaeological vehicle...
the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.
- Russell Hoban

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry.
A way with language would be a bit of help.
- Thom Gunn

Tears are the noble language of the eye.
- Robert Herrick

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics,
but he's actually trying to create his own language.
- Leo Ornstein

I want do a Mandarin language movie.
It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next.
- Quentin Tarantino

Well it is sometimes difficult to act in another language.
- Sophie Marceau

Restoring the Welsh language in Wales is nothing less than a revolution.
It is only through revolutionary means that we can succeed.
- Saunders Lewis

The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
- Don DeLillo

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the
essential process by which that intellect is cultivated
beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
- Charles Scribner, Jr.

When a language creates as it does a community within the present,
it does so only by courtesy of a community between
the present and the past.
- Christopher Ricks

If language did not affect behavior,
it could have no meaning.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Music is the greatest communication in the world.
Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in,
they still know good music when they hear it.
- Lou Rawls

In order to figure out how to make atoms compute,
you have to learn how to speak their language and to
understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
- Seth Lloyd

Yes, living voices in a living language,
so it seemed to us.
- Robert Fitzgerald


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