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Ted Demme Quotes and Sayings

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I tried to stick to my game plan, which was always
being aware of what my A story was -
the love story between a father and his son,
and that son and his daughter.
- Ted Demme

But my humble opinion is, I'm not quite sure where
I stand on the legalization of drugs -
though,
if tequila is legal, pot should probably be legal.
- Ted Demme

There are a lot of films that are drug dramas,
and we didn't want to tell Scarface again.
- Ted Demme

I'm at Miramax now, where I've actually been treated like a Prince.
- Ted Demme

 

The older I get the more I realize there's no real
good guys or real bad guys,
and I'm curious about how the good guys got good and
how the bad guys got bad.
- Ted Demme

The thing that's great about those guys at Miramax
is the Weinstein brothers.
They are the two funniest guys I've ever met in my life.
- Ted Demme

I was influenced by European movies,
old Fellini,
old Kurosawa - any sort of foreign film.
- Ted Demme

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That's why I'm really trying to produce my own stuff.
This film was so good, because I produced it myself,
and developed it, and made it with New Line,
which is a smaller studio, so I was in control of a
lot of stuff that I wasn't in control of for my other films.
- Ted Demme

I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios
should start to tuck it in a little bit,
because films wouldn't have the pressure they have
if the word wasn't out about how expensive they were.
- Ted Demme

What I think happens today is that a lot of filmmakers
look at other films that are retro pieces,
like L.A.
Confidential, and say, oh, that's period.
We didn't want to do the stereotypical stuff.
- Ted Demme

You know, I think everything I do cinematically for
the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan.
But I love him to death.
He's like my best friend and my big brother.
- Ted Demme

I felt that as long as we were being honest,
and that we didn't bend the truth to accomplish another goal,
to be entertaining or to be a happy ending,
I was confident that we'd be able to tell the story the way it happened.
- Ted Demme

And then we watched an amazing number of movies from the late '60s and '70s,
which is my favorite time, and we studied their camera movements,
their stocks, the way they lit stuff,
the colors they used.
- Ted Demme

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I tried to play something and screwed up,
I'd hear some other note that would come into play.
Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it.
- Dimebag Darrell

God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty
thanks for all your attention to me.
Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more
than death can now terrify me.
- Jane Grey

I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had,
even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly
on giving information about the results of my own work.
- Klaus Fuchs

I saw a drummer play once when I was a kid and I thought,
that's really cool.
You know, you're moving.
You're using your arms and fingers.
So I tried it and I loved it.
- Bill Kreutzmann

I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and
I did take lessons for a while.
At first I tried to write fiction by making up things
that were completely alien to my life.
- Amy Tan

Since this was the first and only series I had ever produced,
I was unaware of what the "Normal" environment was for a studio.
I tried to run it as I did in my SF studio.
- Joe Murray

I always tried to hit the ball back through the box
because that is the largest unprotected area.
- Rogers Hornsby

It wasn't until '94 when I tried to commit suicide
that I realized that it wasn't about the money.
- Vanilla Ice

That's not the part of the story that I'm interested in,
anyway.
The part that I'm interested in is all the personal stuff.
I tried to base the powers on family archetypes.
- Brad Bird

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose
the criminal folly of Hitler.
- Wilhelm Canaris

Have you ever tried to split sawdust?
- Eugene McCarthy

All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four
of us who've tried show business.
Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun,
who does liturgical dance.
- Bill Murray

Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station.
- Orlando Bloom

We tried to make a movie that had sex and violence
because we like sex and violence.
- Larry Wachowski

On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince
the American president not to go to war.
I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening.
- Silvio Berlusconi

I then realized my appearance was a bit odd.
My right leg was no longer with me.
It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as
I tried to leave my Spitfire.
- Douglas Bader

I've never tried to define my states of mind when I write.
- Adrienne Kennedy

I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made,
and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of
the things God tells us are important to Him.
- Jesse Helms

I tried painting for a short time and realized that
I was not a child prodigy at painting.
- Kim Weston

I have tried to make the music a bit easier for them to understand.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

I once tried thinking for an entire day,
but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.
- Xun Zi

Yes, actually ever since I saw his films and tried to write about them,
Sirk's been in everything I've done.
Not Sirk himself, but what I've learned from his work.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder

I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance,
but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.
- Xun Zi

I thought I did well for someone who has been out for 10 or 11 months.
Then I was sub against Liverpool and tried to play
for the guys and work on my fitness.
- Paul Gascoigne

It was a very emotional dinner...
Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave
her words of encouragement and inspiration.
Everyone tried to remain positive.
- Lil' Kim

I had tried to get focused on other things.
But I always ended up back in the same place,
and it wasn't making me happy.
I needed to get the focus back.
- Kate Moss

Jerry Rice made the decision and we honestly tried
to accommodate him the best way we can.
- Al Davis

I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone
tried to tell me what to do,
I'd tell them where to put it.
- Dolly Parton

I tried not to make God this big deal in Joan's life.
She treats God like a friend: she's nice to him some days,
and other days mean, and then cries when she needs help.
- Amber Tamblyn

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.
- Donald Knuth

I know quite a few farmers all over the United States
who have tried this and have said the opposite,
that they have to use more herbicides,
not less.
The same holds true with BT.
- Jeremy Rifkin

I tried to do the commercial thing.
But I don't want to keep shoving Twinkies down everyone's throat.
People are hungry for something of more substance.
- Lili Taylor

Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident,
because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you.
- Neil Armstrong

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his
property at the resurrection,
and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
- Samuel Butler

I've never tried to manipulate my image.
- Alan Alda

I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
- Francois Rabelais

The Stones always tried to do the odd smaller gig when they could.
- Bill Wyman

Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love.
He tried to break racial barriers.
- Wyclef Jean

As a male writer, women are always what men pursue,
and their world is always a mystery.
So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women's worlds.
- Gao Xingjian


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