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Barry Sonnenfeld Quotes

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It felt scary because there was no auditioning,
no rehearsing.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I haven't read a review of one of my films for the best part of 10 years.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

They want to let the audience figure things out and
let the reaction shot get the laugh.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy
go back to Tommy's old apartment.
It was a big mistake.
I hope not to be in the next movie I direct.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

 

Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I've ever worked
with where neither of them want to say any lines.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

Michael Jackson wanted to be in Men in Black II.
He told me he had seen the first Men in Black in Paris
and had stayed behind and sat there and wept.
I had to explain to him that it was a comedy.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

These movies are like my kids.
I just love them to death.
Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

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There's a series of children's books called A Series of Unfortunate Events,
which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl.
I hope to start directing it.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

When Frank the Pug is singing I Will Survive,
the only reason it's funny is that Will is in that
shot trying not to get angry.
A shot of a dog singing I Will Survive on its own will not get a laugh.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

Michael worked one day.
Everybody was a little freaked out and nervous because he's a really big star.
We were already working with really big stars,
but Michael is Michael.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I don't think Will does get upstaged because his reaction
is always funnier than what is actually happening.
That is also the reason Tommy is funnier than Will.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I was seeing a lot of really good things about Get Shorty when it came out,
and my wife pointed out that if you validate the good reviews,
you also have to validate the bad reviews.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

By definition a sequel can't be original.
So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I really wanted Michael Jackson to be in the first Men in Black,
but he didn't want to be considered as an alien!
- Barry Sonnenfeld

We should all relax about life because you don't have
a clue as to what's really going on.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I always felt that I had anxiety of survival in terms
of livelihood even when I was making plenty of money.
- Leonard Baskin

People think we don't give a toss about the game,
but when I walked out of Windsor Park that night I
felt lower than a snake's belly.
The reality is still there.
- Rio Ferdinand

He thought as a sage, though he felt like a man.
- James Beattie

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures,
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
- George Murray

That's sort of what I felt...
I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places.
- Joe Eszterhas

The Clinton administration hated us,
and it was a terrible struggle with them.
I think that they felt if they didn't play,
they could strangle us in our crib.
- Brit Hume

I never thought we'd catch him, and when I saw he was
ready to drop I felt sorry for him.
I wanted to show it's not true I'm trying to win it all.
My goal is the Tour of Spain.
- Laurent Jalabert

I'm still a kid.
I'm like six years old.
But it's just a matter of wanting to get up,
it's just a big journey.
I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey,
and I still am.
- Heath Ledger

I've always felt robbed of something by people not knowing I was a Jew.
- Piper Laurie

When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected
by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills.
Any fool could tell my hair is dyed.
- Felicity Kendal

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing,
that it can't really be felt, truly,
by one.
- Sean Penn

It really means a lot that I won the gold medal -
but I woke up the next morning expecting to feel different.
I felt the same.
- Dan O'Brien

I felt alone out there, like I was on a desert island.
I felt like Gilligan.
- Mickey Rivers

I used to watch dailies and felt I had to keep on top of the character,
but I don't feel that any more.
- Dianne Wiest

My father felt that children should make their own way.
- Ron Reagan

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
- Alfred Adler

Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.
- Meister Eckhart

Most people ask for happiness on condition.
Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Through every moment on stage for the first time,
I felt like I was finally right where I belonged.
- Peter Gallagher

It was dripping and, you know, and there was a whole
line of cameras and microphones.
I felt like - you remember the honor guards,
only it was a dishonor guard.
- Jim Bakker

I always felt I needed to teach to survive.
- Leonard Baskin

But then when he left, I realized that it was harder
to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band.
When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
- Anthony Kiedis

I never got to the point when I felt like running away from it all.
- Jamie Redknapp

I stayed away from mirrors when I was younger and I
didn't like having my picture taken.
I was tall and had braces and felt ugly.
- Kylie Bax

I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown
most readily available to adolescent girls.
- Kate Beckinsale

I've always felt that there's a point where a piece seems to be alive,
that is, living.
And that's the point where I know the composition is finished.
- David Tudor

For a while I felt very alone; sort of out there in the world of comics,
especially here in the States.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I have a very long relationship with America.
My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there.
I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
- Colin Firth

It was only literally hours after the wedding when
he felt he didn't have to keep up the facade.
- Trisha Goddard

I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more
control over my own medium than I did over photography.
- Ben Shahn

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that
pleasure that I find in Plato;
alas good folk,
they never felt what true pleasure meant.
- Jane Grey

I always felt that I was one of the women who helped
lay the foundation for rock and roll.
But I'd always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.
- Brenda Lee

I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous.
- Kim Weston

But, neither of these educational scenarios worked for us,
so when we started a family, we wanted a different school for our children.
And the other founders felt the same way.
- Daniel Greenberg

I obtained a job at the Library of Congress.
I loved books, so I felt at home.
I was going to end up, I thought, majoring in English
and teach at the college level.
- Tom Glazer

Much is said about the burdens and responsibilities of married men.
Responsibilities indeed there are, if they but felt them;
but as to burdens what are they?
- Ernestine Rose

I got involved in cocaine because I needed to lose weight.
I felt the pressure living here.
I took it to wake me up and keep me moving.
- Jessica Hahn

The vampires have always been metaphors for me.
They've always been vehicles through which I can express things I have felt very,
very deeply.
- Anne Rice

I really never stopped thinking about Ellen,
because I just haven't felt that kind of energy with anyone in my life.
- Portia de Rossi

Suddenly, I realised: this was what I wanted to do.
I didn't know how to do it; I just knew acting felt right.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

When I first skated here, I definitely felt small out
there because it is such a big surface.
- Kristi Yamaguchi

I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this,
I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born,
my first child, it felt like my heart broke.
- Tea Leoni


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