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Terry Zwigoff Quotes and Sayings

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And I sense it was a rather constructed,
almost half narrative fiction film in some ways.
A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those
things in there that I knew to be strong.
- Terry Zwigoff

Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing
for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch,
she to this day never gets credit.
It really kills me.
- Terry Zwigoff

I was inspired to do anything I could to get out of what I was doing...
today, I'm motivated to pay the bills.
- Terry Zwigoff

It makes it difficult to decide which to go see,
since no film about say, some tragic genocide in Africa
is going to get a bad review even if it's poorly made.
- Terry Zwigoff

 

Luckily, he was in the process of moving to France at the time,
anyway.
But if he had stayed in the States, I don't know how
he would have handled that,
because it was getting pretty crazy.
I mean, a celebrity which he really did not welcome.
And I can't blame him.
- Terry Zwigoff

Because I found myself telling the story of his family
to people without the visual aids that I was able to
employ by filming them eventually.
But I very much knew exactly what I was going to do.
- Terry Zwigoff

That would be getting up at 5 am...
I don't understand why film's shoot such brutal hours.
I think it'd be worth it to not be so strictly cost-effective and have an 8 hour day.
The film's would benefit in the end.
- Terry Zwigoff

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I think the other misconceptions when the film came out,
he was very upset that it was so widely released and so widely seen.
And neither one of us - well, I think I had hopes it would be,
'cause I really did think it was something special.
- Terry Zwigoff

Well, that was certainly - to me, until we could film in Charles' room,
I didn't even want to bother filming anything else.
And in fact, I did hold off and that was the first thing we filmed.
- Terry Zwigoff

So I told Robert from the start that if we couldn't
get Charles and Max to take part,
but especially Charles, that I didn't want to make the film.
So would he call his mother and talk to Charles and
see if Charles would at all be interested.
- Terry Zwigoff

I hope they get something of interest out of it,
but I'd rather they all hate it and I like it,
instead of vice versa...
I make films to please myself first,
and if the audience likes them,
all the better.
- Terry Zwigoff

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward PHOTO

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life,
choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's
spirit than when we win his heart.
- Eric Hoffer

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

One doesn't have a sense of humor.
It has you.
- Larry Gelbart

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I've always supported myself.
I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially,
but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
- Barbara Feldon

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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