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Alex Winter Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alex Winter.

I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.
- Alex Winter

I'm really influenced by so many different things.
- Alex Winter

I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos.
- Alex Winter

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in
a way that's different than you imagine it.
- Alex Winter

 

I actually did use to sell shoes.
- Alex Winter

Hitchcock had to fight to the death to make his movies.
- Alex Winter

I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen.
- Alex Winter

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My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel,
Fellini and Charlie Chaplin.
- Alex Winter

Certain remakes are great.
Carpenter's The Thing is better than the original.
- Alex Winter

It's hard for a hit to be bad for your career.
- Alex Winter

I'm one of the few people who really like Eyes Wide Shut.
- Alex Winter

I get very driven by certain themes and ideas.
- Alex Winter

I take a lot from everywhere.
I take from music, architecture, novels,
and plays.
Anywhere that hits you.
- Alex Winter

But it is funny, because I saw Unbreakable recently
and it's a strange movie,
I didn't mind it, and it's got some interesting things going on.
- Alex Winter

The thing about movies these days is that the commerce
end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting
this enormous return on their investment.
- Alex Winter

Like I said about Freaked, people tend to find these films,
and I think that in the end the cool thing about a
movie is that it can be sort of burnt temporarily,
but then it's burnt into the fabric of your culture.
- Alex Winter

I think movies are good for getting into dream states
or exploring weird alternate states of thinking.
- Alex Winter

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to
not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made -
and that's a tricky balance.
- Alex Winter

Coppola has problems getting financing,
so why should I not have problems getting financing.
- Alex Winter

The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris,
like Alien had a lot of things that are similar,
although it's also got the horror element.
- Alex Winter

I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release,
but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually,
if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies
will hit and some just won't.
- Alex Winter

After living in LA for 8 years, I sort of wanted a change,
but there's not much production in New York,
which is where I primarily live, so I just sort of drifted over to London.
- Alex Winter

They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and
there were no pretensions about 'em.
- Alex Winter

The film, even when we were making it in that budget range,
which was really a coup - we got it made because we
pitched it to the studio head,
Joe Roth.
- Alex Winter

I really love sort of classical cinema where people
were telling stories with very little dialogue,
and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
- Alex Winter

Same thing, like my commercials are often times really
funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really
good amount of time to tell a joke.
- Alex Winter

With Fever, the film was so made for the screen,
and there's so much surround sound that was done for the film -
enormous detail paid to that.
I wasn't thinking video, because I didn't know how
it was going to turn out.
- Alex Winter

That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan
has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for
every movie to have these ridiculous endings.
- Alex Winter

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd


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