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Tobe Hooper Quotes and Sayings

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The original Return of the Living Dead,
I was attached to direct it, and I wrote the story.
Production was delayed.
In the meantime I went to London to do Lifeforce.
- Tobe Hooper

I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures
the spirit of the original film.
It's true to the tone of the original,
to the point that it's almost a companion piece.
- Tobe Hooper

I don't know when the Return of the Living Dead are happening.
That's been on the Internet for years.
- Tobe Hooper

If one sees the American Nightmare first and Chainsaw after that,
you'll see it in a different kind of light.
- Tobe Hooper

 

No matter where you're going it's the wrong place.
- Tobe Hooper

I had worked so hard for so long that I developed a speech impediment.
It happens when I get tired.
- Tobe Hooper

You need an R rating because without one,
you can't advertise and the film won't get shown.
- Tobe Hooper

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The influences in my life were all kind of politically,
socially implanted.
And then there was Watergate.
- Tobe Hooper

I don't believe in using too much graphic violence,
although I've done it.
It's better to be suggestive and to allow the viewer
to fill in the blanks in their minds.
- Tobe Hooper

I love music and I enjoy creating sounds.
I got into making music when I was a child,
starting with the spoons and the koto before moving onto the piano.
- Tobe Hooper

I wanted to make a human monster.
His name is Coffin Baby.
The idea is based on a group of people from Pasadena
whose names I can't mention.
His mother died and during the funeral,
this baby came out of her in the coffin.
- Tobe Hooper

Thousands of people come to LA every year,
and some of them just disappear.
Somebody gets them.
In the States around 100,000 people vanish each year.
I don't know what that means.
Maybe there's something that just pulls 'em out.
- Tobe Hooper

Law students have taken over Hollywood.
To them it's all about making money.
They know people want to see what they've seen before.
Also, remakes are places to showcase the new stars of tomorrow.
- Tobe Hooper

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

A mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for
thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.
The original meal has never been found.
- Calvin Trillin

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

The more powerful and original a mind,
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
- Aldous Huxley

Just because there is a problem doesn't mean that we have to solve it,
if the cure is going to be more expensive than the original ailment.
- Bjorn Lomborg

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those
which in some way met our original want;
the desire which formed in us in early youth,
undirected, and of its own accord.
- Willa Cather

When there is an original sound in the world,
it makes a hundred echoes.
- John A. Shedd

If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman,
please write to the original source,
myself,
for the truth, instead of second guessing.
- Bob Kane

I had no expectation that the Prince would offer me
the unprecedented and unfettered access to the original
and entirely untapped sources on which this biography is based.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

Religion is not only a part of education,
an element of humanity, but the center of everything else,
always the first and the ultimate, the absolutely original.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

If there's one thing for which I admire you,
it's your original discovery of the Ten Commandments.
- Thomas Reed

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative,
original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
- David Ogilvy

I started out as an opportunistic renegade.
By now, I've lasted long enough to become sort of an
American Original Respectable Renegade.
- Wolfman Jack

I signed on with Disney to star and choreograph an original film.
- Paula Abdul

Is it possible that the portrait of the divine Son
of God is an exaggeration,
at best, or a complete fabrication, at worst,
of the original Jesus?
- John Clayton

I really dig The Byrds.
I think they are the most underrated -
in their original form -
pop group.
- Bruce Johnston

When we discover that the truth is already in us,
we are all at once our original selves.
- Dogen

Robert Altman's Nashville is my all-time favorite film
because it covers all the bases -
it's original,
moving, and has something to say, but also funny and incredibly entertaining.
- Douglas Wood

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature,
wounded and bruised by original sin.
- Sargent Shriver

Regis and I were inducted into the original Bronx Walk of Fame.
- Robert Klein

You must capture and keep the heart of the original
and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.
- Andrew Carnegie

He (Marilyn Manson) has a woman's name and wears makeup.
How original.
- Alice Cooper

I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York,
spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented
and original people who were drawn to him.
- Gene Tierney

U2 is an original species...
there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art,
even the most original.
- Lukas Foss

War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition.
- Elihu Root

Original thought is like original sin:
both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.
- Fran Lebowitz

For me, the original play becomes an historical document:
This is where I was when I wrote it,
and I have to move on now to something else.
- August Wilson

To put away one's own original thoughts in order to
take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost.
- Barbara Tuchman

My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad,
she started dating one my teachers!
- Meg Cabot

Some of us have great original ideas and some of us depend on adaptations.
- Frank Darabont

An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write;
but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me,
Excepting Original Sin.
- Thomas Campbell

The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself.
It is also his most difficult task.
- Robertson Davies

What gets me excited is the original principle.
- Heston Blumenthal

I always say that my favorite game was Original Adventure,
published by both Microsoft and Apple Computer back in 1980.
- Roberta Williams

And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero,
probably whoever played percussion on that,
will never have It played better than that.
- Buddy Rich

Man's mind, stretched by a new idea,
never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else,
what do they need you for?
- Bernadette Peters

Dr. Larry and Viki are the only original characters left on the show.
- Michael Storm

The surest method of being incomprehensible or,
moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense;
especially words from the ancient languages.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I made sure no butt cheek hung out.
You know, the original Daisy, Catherine Bach's shorts were shorter than mine.
- Jessica Simpson

It's been a great honor for me to be a player for the Detroit Red Wings,
to play for an Original Six franchise.
I know I'm far from perfect, but I learned a lot.
- Steve Yzerman

I wrote the original Mike Hammer as a comic,
Mike Danger.
- Mickey Spillane

I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.
- Eli Wallach

Words derive their power from the original word.
- Meister Eckhart

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

I mean, there are only so many notes.
What makes something original is how you put it together.
- Lenny Kravitz

By definition a sequel can't be original.
So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit
more curiosity than some,
and went seeking out the original artists,
or in some cases searching up country music.
- Elvis Costello

There's no such thing as an original sin.
- Elvis Costello


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