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Walter Salles Quotes and Sayings

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That's why I have always admired documentaries,
because they open windows that can make you understand
much better where you come from,
much better than fiction, I think.
- Walter Salles

There are still 500,000 persons afflicted with leprosy in Latin America,
so it is still very much present.
- Walter Salles

My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I
jumped from country to country and culture to culture.
- Walter Salles

On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity
of imperfection coming into the film.
- Walter Salles

 

Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create
incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to
be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa.
- Walter Salles

I'm much more interested in living specific experiences in films.
- Walter Salles

The Peruvian faces are completely different from that
faces in Argentina and in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

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I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making.
We're a very young culture, and I think that things
are not yet crystallised.
- Walter Salles

I went to Cuba maybe eight or nine times.
- Walter Salles

So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country.
- Walter Salles

The Sundance Institute has been vital to the film communities of Latin America.
- Walter Salles

We all knew the book well because it's the cult book in Latin America.
For me, this was a sacred territory.
I would not have ventured into it by myself.
- Walter Salles

A filmmaker can never be distant from his roots.
- Walter Salles

I come from Brazil, which is a Portuguese speaking part of the continent.
- Walter Salles

When I come to London, I always like to see what's playing at the NFT.
- Walter Salles

So when I was very young, I longed for Brazil.
- Walter Salles

But I also think that the more you reason collectively
about what the project should be at the beginning of the process,
the more you can improvise later.
- Walter Salles

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo.
So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
- Walter Salles

The other aspect is that you become much more aware
of the structural problems that pertain to that continent.
You feel the need to act to try and solve them.
- Walter Salles

I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films.
- Walter Salles

It was a complex endeavor so without Robert Redford's
constant support we wouldn't have gotten to the end.
- Walter Salles

No, I worked a lot for European television,
doing documentaries in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time,
I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly
original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve
in the direction I wanted.
- Walter Salles

Also, I knew that the impact of Motorcycle Diaries
was going to be so resonant for all of us who went
through the experience of making it that I didn't want
to do anything that could reflect it.
- Walter Salles

The necessity to conceptualise has to come very early on,
and defining a vector of development for that film
also at the beginning of the process will allow you
much more freedom as you go along.
- Walter Salles

So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil,
but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures
which are really wonderful and so much closer to us
than what we do see on our screens.
- Walter Salles

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

I am a miracle, and that's why I'm ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
- Judy Garland

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
- Helen Keller

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is serious? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know why families were created with all their imperfections.
They humanize you.
They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally,
so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
- Anais Nin

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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