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Terry Gilliam Quotes and Sayings

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John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus,
who had come to New York, and we became friends.
Years later that produced a certain team effort.
- Terry Gilliam

It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it,
but adults have more trouble.
This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.
- Terry Gilliam

At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that
we went around and around about.
Then we had our second screening.
It played better.
It's almost a reasonable length film now!
- Terry Gilliam

I was getting frustrated with America.
It's interesting how as simple a thing as,
like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days.
- Terry Gilliam

 

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country...
dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
- Terry Gilliam

We did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors.
After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to,
which was making movies.
- Terry Gilliam

You get trapped by stories.
Though I've got this reputation for being out of control,
it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.
- Terry Gilliam

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I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War.
Police were losing control because they were up against
a world they really didn't understand.
- Terry Gilliam

Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god,
after all.
Or maybe it's a different one.
The old one got fired.
- Terry Gilliam

Literally overnight, I became an animator...
and one that was well-known.
- Terry Gilliam

It's 85 million dollars and they got to be really careful
because they are going to need me.
- Terry Gilliam

People used to think we just faked all that stuff...
it was all written, rehearsed.
The fact that it looks as cobbled together as it does
is just that we weren't very good.
- Terry Gilliam

It was lights, camera, inaction.
- Terry Gilliam

Hyperbole is something I'd better avoid.
- Terry Gilliam

In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client.
It was the only time I really worked in a proper office,
and I didn't like it-simple as that.
- Terry Gilliam

There was a perverse side of me, with things like Van Helsing coming out.
I didn't want to go down that route.
- Terry Gilliam

There are moments when television systems are young
and haven't formed properly,
and there's room for lots of original stuff.
Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives
who are trying to guarantee the success of things.
- Terry Gilliam

I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to
the point where I felt I was going to have to start
making and throwing bombs.
I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker.
- Terry Gilliam

They make Spy Kids, they make Scream,
they make A Scary Movie.
This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage.
I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because
we're just finishing editing.
- Terry Gilliam

I keep referring to them in the plural but all I'm dealing with is Bob.
I don't know where Harvey fits in the equation.
He was very present at the beginning,
winding his brother up.
I don't know where he is now.
- Terry Gilliam

We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus.
I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group.
I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm,
and in it went.
- Terry Gilliam

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock PHOTO

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier PHOTO

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

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

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

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- John F. Kennedy

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

All you need is love.
- John Lennon

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Imagine...
- John Lennon


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