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Vincente Minnelli Quotes and Sayings

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West Side Story was terribly important because of the
style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.
- Vincente Minnelli

I've worked with an awful lot of people.
Katy Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.
- Vincente Minnelli

Cedric Gibbons was the grand cardinal of the art department.
- Vincente Minnelli

Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.
- Vincente Minnelli

 

But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles.
It's fantastic looking.
- Vincente Minnelli

American films are terribly popular all over the world
and American movie stars are terribly important.
I don't know why.
- Vincente Minnelli

I use colors to bring fine points of story and character.
- Vincente Minnelli

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Color can do anything that black-and-white can.
- Vincente Minnelli

But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects.
- Vincente Minnelli

I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment.
And I didn't resist it.
- Vincente Minnelli

I seem to be drawn to things that actually happen.
- Vincente Minnelli

I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical
things actors bring to stories make it not work.
- Vincente Minnelli

I always have coffee without sugar, you know.
Just cream.
- Vincente Minnelli

I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater.
- Vincente Minnelli

Designing Woman was written for the screen.
- Vincente Minnelli

No, I only like whether I like the story or not,
essentially see something in it that isn't completely there.
- Vincente Minnelli

I see wonderful films by Bertolucci,
Visconti,
and Fellini.
- Vincente Minnelli

It's the story that counts.
- Vincente Minnelli

Nowadays the audience has changed.
No one can anticipate the audience.
- Vincente Minnelli

If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book,
different pictures compete in their minds.
- Vincente Minnelli

We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
- Vincente Minnelli

The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way,
is Father of the Bride.
- Vincente Minnelli

I learn new things all the time.
- Vincente Minnelli

Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and
he sat in on so many story conferences.
He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
- Vincente Minnelli

I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that.
- Vincente Minnelli

It's always the story that interests me.
- Vincente Minnelli

I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer.
- Vincente Minnelli

That's what I think musicals will come to.
No backstage stories, nothing of that sort.
- Vincente Minnelli

But surrealism is present in most of my pictures.
- Vincente Minnelli

In the Thirties, when I was in New York,
I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine.
- Vincente Minnelli

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

A broken bone can heal, but the wound
a word opens can fester forever.
- Jessamyn West

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West PHOTO

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

At times one feels that what is being said in the West
is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind,
stupid terrorism.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

My hero wants to belong too, but he doesn't want to
give up all the things he came to value in the west.
- Orhan Pamuk

When I die, my only wish is that Cambodia remain Cambodia and belong to the West.
It is over for communism, and I want to stress that.
- Pol Pot

I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights.
I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense.
So, together, let us grab the reins of history.
- Joe Manchin III

Look your best - who said love is blind?
- Mae West

Restless, and in desperate need of adventure,
I quit my job at an insurance company to travel west
with a couple of guys I smoked pot with,
scandalizing my family.
- Mink Stole

In most recent times, as the West started being hostile to us,
we deliberately declared a Look East policy.
- Robert Mugabe

While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people,
reggae and calypso were big influences early on but
Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself.
- Roland Gift

I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic.
The desert, the empty space, the drama.
- Ang Lee

One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow.
It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West,
out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I have a West Coast rhythm section and a New York rhythm section.
I've got them spread out all over the place.
- Marian McPartland

The United States dollar took another pounding on German,
French and British exchanges this morning,
hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.
- Gordon Sinclair

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

England and France were rivals, not only on the continent,
but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Go West, young man.
- Aaron Burr

I used to have a list of things from my school buddies
of what kind of art material they wanted.
I'd go up to the West End of London and spend the whole day knocking stuff off.
- Ronald Biggs

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country.
In the West the land was level, and there were no trees.
The grass grew thick and high.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize
him for fear that he would support the other side.
He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The Odyssey is, indeed, one of the greatest of all stories,
it is the original romance of the West;
but the Iliad,
though a magnificent poem, is not much of a story.
- George Saintsbury

All my roots are still in the prarie country of the Middle West.
- James Norman Hall

Ang Lee was educated in the West and his English is good.
- Zhang Yimou

I think we're entering a very dangerous time.
The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge,
not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
- Thom Yorke

The way Japan had tried to build up a modern state
modelled on the West was cataclysmic.
- Kenzaburo Oe

I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending
from north to south five leagues,
and the other side which we coasted along,
ran from east to west more than ten leagues.
- Christopher Columbus

But the West did not last long enough.
Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of
Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
- Christopher Dawson

But the West of the old times, with its strong characters,
its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness,
can never be blotted from my mind.
- Buffalo Bill

It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise
you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of
Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren

The real war is not between the West and the East.
The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.
- Marjane Satrapi

At the beginning of the twentieth century,
every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west,
and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.
- Karen Armstrong

Although native Africans domesticated some plants in
the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa,
they acquired valuable domestic animals only later,
from the north.
- Jared Diamond

In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder.
It could have been made to point in any direction -
north,
south, east or west.
- Kit Williams

Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.
- Horace Greeley


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