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Alan Parker Quotes

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Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
- Alan Parker

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
- Alan Parker

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
- Alan Parker

 

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

Most directors have little lists in their heads of
people they really want to work with.
- Alan Parker

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Our favorite holding period is forever.
- Warren Buffett

If the human race wishes to have a
prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a
peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
- Winston Churchill

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
- A. P. Herbert

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
- Ambrose Bierce

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There's always a period of curious fear between the
first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
- Don DeLillo

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

My friend James Cameron and I made three films together -
True Lies,
The Terminator and Terminator 2.
Of course, that was during his early,
low-budget, art-house period.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I have gone through a period of seeking to understand
what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God.
- Peter Jennings

I'm not giving the president a blank check,
period.
- Jim McDermott

I'm very aware of what you're talking about as I was
involved with the radio in Africa in the same period
as I was doing Concrete -
I was doing both at the same time.
- Pierre Schaeffer

The reason I think I'm a good pitcher is I locate my
fastball and I change speeds.
Period.
That's what you do to pitch.
That's what pitchers have to do to win games.
- Greg Maddux

It appears that the present-day form of African American
English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery,
but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov

I mean that what makes me a professional,
but the market itself has been fabulous during this
whole period and I've got to give the market credit
before I give myself credit.
- Jim Cramer

The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period
from September 11th to September 20th,
I was seeing the policy for real, happening,
that we were talking about in the film.
- Timothy Bottoms

But no, I don't think I'm particularly drawn to the
period roles or the medieval roles.
- Hugh Dancy

I just try to be myself, whatever that is.
I don't think about how I'll be remembered.
I just want to be consistent over a long period of time.
That's what the great players do.
- Dan Marino

Well, I think that it is complicated in that the first
four albums were all with Universal so they have the
rights to that and therefore it is a lot easier for them to do that period.
- Geoff Downes

Yes, I know and then in the same time period within
those nine years I lost 150 pounds.
- Star Jones

The moment you give up your principles,
and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead,
your civilization is dead.
Period.
- Oriana Fallaci

Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization,
to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions;
but it produces nothing.
- Georges Sorel

The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then
by an incredible lightness,
freedom, and mobility.
- Martin Puryear

There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off.
This period does not last.
He returns headlong to his beard.
- Jean Cocteau

I bought a railroad during this period of time.
- Bill Janklow

We're trying to put ourselves in the best position to win,
period, if not this year, next year.
- Tom Hicks

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life,
looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and
forming Slayer when I was still 17,
not out of high school.
- Dave Lombardo

To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have
to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
- Neil Young

I remember that during the period leading up to independence in Angola in 1975,
I was the only correspondent there at all for three months.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I think a film should have a gestation period of at
least two or three years.
- Roland Joffe

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years.
Yet during that same period, more and more women and
children have slipped into poverty.
- Robert Casey

Ethical conduct is something that becomes inherent
in an organization over a long period of time.
- Lee R. Raymond

In order for a long piece of work to engage a novelist
over an extended period of time,
it has to deal with questions that you find very important,
that you're trying to work out.
- Donna Tartt

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment
of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly.
But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music,
obviously.
- Warren Zevon

In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy.
- Klaus Fuchs

For every SF reader of that period, Robert A. Heinlein was also a touchstone.
- Walter Jon Williams

I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends.
Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real.
There is no substitution for happiness.
Period.
- Suge Knight

The accepted definition of a serial killer is a person
who kills at least three times with a cooling off period in between his murders.
- Pat Brown

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most
enjoyable moment in writing.
It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life,
period.
- Nicholas Sparks

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe,
rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Future.
That period of time in which our affairs prosper,
our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
- Ambrose Bierce

IN trying to recall my impressions during my short
war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army,
I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused.
- Fritz Kreisler

The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism,
i.e.
they have their period of growth, of stationary,
maximum activity and then of aging decline.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

When something is not good, it's bad.
Period.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes.
It was the worst period of my life.
Neither Desi nor I have been the same since,
physically or mentally.
- Lucille Ball

Someone like John would want to end the Beatle period
and start the Yoko period.
He wouldn't like either to interfere with the other.
- Paul McCartney

So history is fertile territory for me and I think
I could feel happy with any period of history,
provided I had the right sources and the necessary
time for the initial research.
- Rose Tremain

I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago.
Human beings are all alike.
- Genevieve Bujold

The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to
a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
- Hugh Grant

If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do
for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship.
- Irwin Shaw

It was not really a career choice that I had to make.
It was something I knew right from the beginning.
I had to be an actress...
period.
- Christine Lahti

The 1st period is won by the best technician.
The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape.
The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.
- Dan Gable

But with period clothes, people know less so they accept
the pretty drawing that I give them.
- Julie Harris

This war on terrorism is going to continue for an indefinite period of time.
- Tom Ridge

I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting.
Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie.
Those concerns are incredibly immediate.
- Neil LaBute

The prehistorical and primitive period represents the
true infancy of the mind.
- James M. Baldwin

I married a wonderful doctor, and I was very happy -
period.
- Claudette Colbert

I think what happened there was just the budget would
be too big to build these sets because nothing really
exists here in New York of that period;
you have to build it all.
- Martin Scorsese

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked,
what didn't work.
- Josh Lucas

I think everyone needs to be a role model,
period.
- Barry Bonds

In theater, you have a rehearsal period and you know just who to be.
- Marcia Gay Harden

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more
in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.
- Brian Tracy


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