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19 timeless Robin Williams quotes

19 Aug

1.”You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”


2. “Do you think God gets stoned? I think so … look at the platypus.”


3. “See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.”


4. “When in doubt, go for the dick joke.”


5. “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.” (John Keating- Dead Poets Society)


6. “You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married say ‘It’s the same sex all the time.'”


7. “Never fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.”


8. “Comedy is acting out optimism.”


9. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” (John Keating- Dead Poets Society)


10. “In America they really do mythologise people when they die.”


11. “Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.”


12. “Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money.”


13. “It’s a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you- when he comes down from the mountain and you see he’s this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead.”


14. “But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.” (John Keating- Dead Poets Society)


15. “I believe that once we are all gone, Keith Richards will still be here…with 5 cockroaches saying ‘you know I smoked your uncle, did you know that?'”


16. “People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.”


17. “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.”


18. “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”


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True Detective: 24 greatest Rust Cohle’s quotes

20 Mar



1. “It’s Thursday and it’s past noon. Thursday is one of my days off. On my days off I start drinking at noon. You don’t get to interrupt that.”


2. “This is a world where nothing is solved. You know, someone once told me time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.”


3. “People incapable of guilt, usually do have a good time.”


4. “…to realize that all your life, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain, it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream you had inside a locked room- a dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there’s a monster at the end of it.”


5. “The world needs bad men. We keep other bad men from the door.”


6. “I think about my daughter now, and what she was spared. Sometimes I feel grateful. The doctor said she didn’t feel a thing; went straight into coma. Then, somewhere in that blackness, she slipped off into another deeper kind. Isn’t that a beautiful way to go out, painlessly as a happy child? Trouble with dying later is you’ve already grown up. The damage is done, it’s too late.”


7. “I know who I am. And after all these years, there’s a victory in that.”


8. “People out here, it’s like they don’t even know the outside world exists. Might as well be living on the fucking moon.”


9. “I think the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming. Stop reproducing. Walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight. Brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.”


10. “There is no such thing as forgiveness. People just have short memories.”


11. “I see a propensity for obesity. Poverty. A yearn for fairy tales. Folks puttin’ what few bucks they do have into a little wicker basket being passed around. I think it’s safe to say nobody here’s gonna be splitting the atom, Marty.”


12. “I contemplate the moment in the garden, the idea of allowing your own crucifixion.”


13. “Look, as sentient meat, however illusory our identities are, we craft those identities by making value judgements. Everybody judges all the time. Now, you got a problem with that, you’re living wrong.”


14. “I sure hope that old lady was wrong. About death not being the end of it.”


15. “My life’s been a circle of violence and degradation as long as I can remember. I’m ready to tie it off.”


16. “I’ll send you a letter. Yeah. Fuck this. Fuck this world. Nice hook, Marty.”


17. “And you could just let go. Finally know that you didn’t have to hold on so tight.”


18. “In eternity, where there is no time, nothing can grow. Nothing can become. Nothing changes. So death created time to grow the things that it would kill and you are reborn but into the same life that you’ve always born into. I mean, how many times have we had this conversation, detectives? Well, who knows? When you can’t remember your lives, you can’t change your lives, and that is the terrible and secret fate of all life. You’re trapped, by that nightmare you keep waking up into.”


19. “Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.”


20. “This place is like somebody’s memory of a town, and the memory is fading. It’s like there was never anything here but jungle.”


21. “The newspapers are gonna be tough on you. And prison is very, very hard on people who hurt kids. If you get the opportunity, you should kill yourself.”


22. “Well, once there was always dark. If you ask me, the light’s winning.”


23. “I’m through talking to you like a man.”


24. “I don’t sleep. I just dream.”


21 great quotes about screenwriting

26 Nov

1. “There is only one plot-things are not what they seem.”

– Jim Thompson


2. “Everything I’ve written is personal- it’s the only way I know how to write.”

– Charlie Kaufman


3. “I could be just a writer very easily. I am not a writer. I am a screenwriter, which is half a filmmaker….But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art.”   

– Paul Schrader

4. “When I was sixteen or seventeen, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright But everything I wrote, I thought was weak. and I can remember falling asleep in tears because I had no talent the way I wanted to have.”

– Francis Ford Coppola


5. “Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.” 

– Unknown


6. “I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn’t happen in real life is what I’m interested in. as a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I’m really interested is people.”

– Joss Whedon


7. “We’ve all been burned by bad feedback. Rude, insensitive, bossy, arrogant, wrong-headed, cruel even.”                      

– Julie Gray


8. “The screenplay is the child not only of its mother, the silent film, but also of its father, the drama.”                                 

– Terrence Rattigan


9. “Screenwriting is an opportunity to fly first class, be treated like a celebrity, sit around the pool and be betrayed.”

– Ian McEwan


10. “I don’t think screenplay writing is the same as writing- I mean, I think it’s blue printing.”                                                      

– Robert Altman


11. “Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.”

– Robert McKee


12. “One of the big things you have learn is who to listen and when; and you can’t listen to everybody.”

Amy Holden Jones


13. Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket…the least understood and the least noticed.”

-Frank Capra


14. “It is better to write a bad first draft than to write no first draft at all.”

– Will Shetterly

15. “But George and Steven asked me to write the Indiana Jones sequels, and I didn’t want to.”

– Lawrence Kasdan


16. “The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.”

– Robert Bresson


17. “Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. actually, it isn’t, but it should be.”

– Hugh Laurie


18. “People are going to laugh at your attempt to write a really romantic scene. So what can you do to protect yourself? You can shock people…”

Andrew Kevin Walker

19. “Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”

– Billy Wilder


20. “The easiest thing to do on earth is not to write.”

– William Goldman


21. “I think about the audience in the sense that I serve as my own audience. I have to please myself that way, if I saw the movie in theatre, I would be pleased. Do I think about catering to an audience? No.”

– Shane Black



20 great quotes about filmmaking

24 Jul

1. “I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today’s movies. They believe everything they’re hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up.”
– Christopher Nolan


2. “If a Million People See My Movie, I Hope They See a Million Different Movies.”
– Quentin Tarantino


3. “If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.”
– Kathryn Bigelow


4. “You see so many movies… the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there’s no sense of film grammar. There’s no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It’s just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy.”
– Peter Bogdanovich

5. “I’m a storyteller – that’s the chief function of a director. And they’re moving pictures, let’s make ‘em move!”
– Howard Hawks


6. “Casting is 65 percent of directing.”
– John Frankenheimer


7. “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.”
– Roman Polanski


8. “A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.”
– Billy Wilder


9. “In England, I’m a horror movie director. In Germany, I’m a filmmaker. In the US, I’m a bum.”
– John Carpenter


10. “My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.”
– Robert Bresson

11. “The wide screen reminds me of a roll of toilet paper.”
-Yasujiro Ozu


12. “I like tits and ass. Mostly tits.”
– Paul Verhoeven


13. “The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.”
– Orson Welles


14. “Films are always pretentious. There’s nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker.”
– John Milius


15. “Censors Tend to Do What Only Psychotics Do: They Confuse Reality With Illusion.”
– David Cronenberg

16. “A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”
– Stanley Kubrick


17. “All I Need to Make a Comedy is a Park, a Policeman and a Pretty Girl.”
– Charlie Chaplin


18. “I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.”
– Darren Aronofsky


19. “A Film is a Petrified Fountain of Thought.”
– Jean Cocteau

20. “Every edit is a lie.”
– Jean-Luc Godard


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