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Bill Condon Quotes

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It's an odd thing to go to New York to shoot a movie that is set in Indiana.
- Bill Condon

Actually, I loved Chucky.
It's one of the strangest movies I've ever seen.
- Bill Condon

A scientist is an unlikely character to put at the center of a movie.
- Bill Condon

We knew that there was a certain kind of interest in
Whale among a genre crowd.
- Bill Condon

 

Kinsey thought that Freud in his own way was as dangerous as the Catholic Church.
- Bill Condon

Kinsey would identify himself with Galileo in moments
of feelings of persecution.
- Bill Condon

Kinsey was six foot five, and he had this leader of men quality.
- Bill Condon

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I think it would be fun to write about movies again.
- Bill Condon

Problems emerge and some people try to sweep them under the rug.
- Bill Condon

Kinsey himself collected absolutely everything.
- Bill Condon

I'm a horrible public speaker.
- Bill Condon

I wanted to make connections between Whale's past and present.
- Bill Condon

One of the people that became a major source was Clarence
Tripp who worked with Kinsey.
- Bill Condon

While that wasn't first and foremost in my mind,
you can't get into this without being struck,
on one side, by how far we've come, and then the other side,
by how little things have changed.
- Bill Condon

It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain
actors they have to live in a way that you think of
nobody living anymore except for in small towns.
They have such elaborate double lives.
- Bill Condon

Kinsey kick started a lot in shocking people with how
much homosexual activity there is.
- Bill Condon

Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically,
get rid of the overlay of culture and religion.
- Bill Condon

I really think the biopic thing so rarely works,
because people's lives don't have a dramatic shape that can be satisfying.
- Bill Condon

I do think that's so much a part of what being a director is -
in working with actors -
to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs
to get to where he wants to be.
- Bill Condon

We made connections between the monsters created by
war and the monsters he created,
the typical outcast that Whale was attracted to,
and the monster in himself, that's inside all of us.
- Bill Condon

Because his basic idea that he got from the study of
gall wasps is that everyone's sexuality is unique.
- Bill Condon

First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the
movie business at that time,
no one had Mexican maids.
- Bill Condon

And Kinsey thought that anybody who defined themselves
based on their sexual acts was limiting themselves.
- Bill Condon

In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black,
English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids.
- Bill Condon

But the imposition of morality onto science,
- where it does not belong - has become rampant in recent years.
- Bill Condon

Our relationships, relationships between adults,
how all those pieces fit together - that's the most
complicated thing we all face.
- Bill Condon

I know a little more about Kinsey than I know about
sex because that is his subject not mine.
- Bill Condon

When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes
in the last fifty years -
which are the gay movement and the women's movement -
I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those.
- Bill Condon

I think that finding a way into somebody's life that's
sort of off from a side angle can tell you more about
that person than a greatest hits approach.
- Bill Condon

There's no question that Whale's movies are classics.
They were wonderful, and successful.
- Bill Condon

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew,
who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I suppose you can say I became an odd-job man.
- Lord Mountbatten

That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part
and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks
back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world.
- Robyn Davidson

It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives
a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
- Lord Byron

I find it odd that there's such strong objection to
what is a clear way to assure that our elections are
reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions.
- Joan Blades

My older son who is, I think, here tonight,
is forty-one years old.
Which is odd because so am I. - Robert B. Parker

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical
wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
- Aleister Crowley

It is astonishing what a lot of odd minutes one can catch during the day,
if one really sets about it.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

We've managed to keep a spirit of fun,
I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting
angles to the ways of life to put on the stage.
- Adolph Green

Why one man rather than another? It was odd.
You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just
because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I've always had a love for poetry,
and when I got signed to a record label I thought,
"How odd that I'm doing a record before a book of poetry."
- Jewel

Anybody who's been married to a man for forty odd years knows he's all talk.
- Michael Parkinson

It's an odd state to be in, blowing the whistle on your home country.
- Michael Ondaatje

If you think spreading money around by force seems
like an odd definition of fairness,
you're not alone.
- Arthur C. Brooks

We are on Sunday night because that is where they put us 30-odd years ago.
I think we became a habit.
- Morley Safer

Maybe I just never learned my harmony part,
because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me.
- Elvis Costello

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain
a few odd volumes of Shakespeare.
I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for
the first time in a log cabin.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Look, I'm not odd.
I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star,
an actor.
- Montgomery Clift

That's a very odd notion because it involves seeing
money up there on the screen -
if something cost $5 million to make,
they want to see that $5 million up there.
- Atom Egoyan

I didn't spend a whole lot of time here,
but I had the seven best years of my career in this
city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years
later is pretty special to me.
- Paul Coffey

All men are homosexual, some turn straight.
It must be very odd to be a straight man because your
sexuality is hopelessly defensive.
It's like an ideal of racial purity.
- Derek Jarman

I've been in the movies for 50 years,
I've made 130 some-odd movies.
- Tony Curtis

In 40-odd years in show business, some years I could do no wrong,
and some years I could do nothing right.
Show business.
I owe it everything - it owes me nothing.
- Patsy Kelly

When I look back over my novels what I find is that
when I think I'm finished with a theme,
I'm generally not.
And usually themes will recur from novel to novel in odd,
new guises.
- Richard Russo

I'm perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it's all women.
I always think it's kind of odd, but then,
more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.
- Diane Wakoski

I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons,
where I'm given the illustration first.
- Jack Prelutsky

I was looked at as weird, odd, not fitting in with the Hollywood crowd.
- Morgan Brittany

I then realized my appearance was a bit odd.
My right leg was no longer with me.
It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as
I tried to leave my Spitfire.
- Douglas Bader

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
- Virginia Woolf

There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner

When I say "work" I only mean writing.
Everything else is just odd jobs.
- Margaret Laurence

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm,
use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
- Travis Barker

I was involved in school plays, but when I left school
I did a couple of odd jobs as a baker's apprentice
and then as a fruit market porter in Manchester.
- John Thaw

I am the odd man out in the family.
- Loni Anderson

In a way, certain sections of the media always wanted
to knock me because I had captained my country and
been skipper at Old Trafford.
It was all a bit odd really.
- Bryan Robson

The Stones always tried to do the odd smaller gig when they could.
- Bill Wyman

Many filmmakers pretend that they never see anything,
which has always seemed odd to me.
- Jacques Rivette

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

It's odd being an American now.
Most of us are peaceful, but here we are again,
in our fifth major war of this century.
- Pete Hamill

Money is only useful when you get rid of it.
It is like the odd card in "Old Maid";
the player who is finally left with it has lost.
- Evelyn Waugh


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