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Brian De Palma Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Brian De Palma.

It's always great to discover a new star of tomorrow.
- Brian De Palma

I don't see scarey films.
I certainly wouldn't go see my films.
- Brian De Palma

However, I spent most of my time in a Quaker school.
- Brian De Palma

It's always great when you discover someone.
- Brian De Palma

 

You know, I listen to contemporary music all the time.
- Brian De Palma

You really are as hot as your last movie.
And it goes away really quickly.
- Brian De Palma

I do like directing other people's material.
- Brian De Palma

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When you make a movie outside the system and it's successful
critically or a moderate financial success,
you usually have to go back into the system and make a big hit.
- Brian De Palma

But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work
in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
- Brian De Palma

If anyone's been around some very long cocaine evenings,
there's nothing that's in SCARFACE that we all haven't seen before.
- Brian De Palma

You know, when people want to get any information,
research information, it will all exist on these Web sites.
- Brian De Palma

However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian,
and went to a Quaker school for twelve years.
- Brian De Palma

I guess what's most surprised me in most of the reviews
is that they don't seem to get the noir story in the dream sequence,
so they analyze it like a straight noir movie.
- Brian De Palma

I've been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while,
and I try to create material that allows me to explore it.
- Brian De Palma

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling.
Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects
of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
- Brian De Palma

I've dropped myself into straightforward character
pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values.
But you are sort of restricted visually when your first
requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story.
- Brian De Palma

And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale,
because I like these characters.
They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative,
they're dangerous.
- Brian De Palma

Well, like any time you're shooting documentary stuff,
you've got to be in the moment, and you've got to be
able to be in control enough to capture what's happening.
- Brian De Palma

Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie,
based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.
- Brian De Palma

I mean, I don't mind promoting a movie,
or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way.
- Brian De Palma

You know it's always amazed me - I think the most startling
thing that's happened in the last couple of decades
is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore.
- Brian De Palma

Godard is incredibly brilliant, the things he says.
Apparently here in France, the most interesting thing
when a new film of his is going to come out are his press conferences,
because he's so brilliant.
- Brian De Palma

I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time,
just letting an ensemble do really good character acting,
having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures.
- Brian De Palma

Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases,
and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio
process of making and releasing films.
- Brian De Palma

The real trouble with film school is that the people
teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't
give the students an idea of what's happening.
- Brian De Palma

That's what noir feels like to me.
It feels like some kind of recurring dream,
with very strong archetypes operating.
You know, the guilty girl being pursued,
falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.
- Brian De Palma

And we've become very doubtful of our information sources,
because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations.
- Brian De Palma

I'm always looking for a kind of new musical entity
to sort of move into a motion picture venue.
- Brian De Palma

The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly,
with friends and people the directors know.
Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.
- Brian De Palma

I've been sort of traveling around the country for
ten years talking about independent features.
- Brian De Palma

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

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.
- the movie The Lion King

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay


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