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Neil LaBute Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Neil LaBute.

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

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I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me.
- Neil LaBute

In a relationship you have to open yourself up.
- Neil LaBute

We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
- Neil LaBute

 

I have a healthy view of what one can do with art.
- Neil LaBute

And with Aaron, I'd have to find a reason not to work with him.
- Neil LaBute

Unrequited love is always a great thing.
- Neil LaBute

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.
- Neil LaBute

And I've got some screenplays and plays ready to dip into when I need to.
- Neil LaBute

I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.
- Neil LaBute

Everyone has a story.
- Neil LaBute

Everybody has the ability to be manipulative,
to be hateful and deceitful.
- Neil LaBute

I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character,
the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.
- Neil LaBute

We live in a disposable society.
It's easier to throw things out than to fix them.
We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
- Neil LaBute

I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive
came from that original discussion with critics and
reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing.
Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about
how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.
- Neil LaBute

Relationships in general make people a bit nervous.
It's about trust.
Do I trust you enough to go there?
- Neil LaBute

There is a lot of absurdity sometimes,
not just in Mormonism but often in other religions
that want to pretend that no bad happens in their church,
rather than taking care of what bad does happen.
- Neil LaBute

If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors,
we'll come up with some scary stuff.
- Neil LaBute

I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought
my movies were like science fiction.
- Neil LaBute

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain.
On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change.
Feminism has got to be part of that.
- Neil LaBute

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

But for me, it feels like a natural extension of what I've been doing:
exploring relationships.
Here you have two relationships and we can explore
how difficult it is for people to be together.
- Neil LaBute

My business is can I create a world that's possible
and could happen? I think that's the only thing that I have to do,
and I think that I have done that each time.
- Neil LaBute

Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies,
which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture
that is fascinated and informed about the box office
in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even.
- Neil LaBute

People think my work is therapeutic.
I don't see it that way.
It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy
visit by writing down my life.
- Neil LaBute

I'm more than open to hope, but I think men and women
have a difficult time dealing with each other and often take the low road.
- Neil LaBute

With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly.
In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit,
because getting women into the theaters was difficult.
- Neil LaBute

I think Christine and Chad are on the opposite extremes of the spectrum.
Christine is a model victim, and Chad is a model perpetrator,
and Howard is closer to the middle.
- Neil LaBute

My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me.
We're all protective of the self.
- Neil LaBute

You start as an audience member and create a world you're interested in,
and then you move into the telling of those stories,
bringing what has interested you as an audience member.
- Neil LaBute

Without In The Company of Men, I could still be teaching,
so who knows if this would've existed.
- Neil LaBute

Everyone has a little bit of Howard and Chad in them.
I think there's Christine in all men as well.
- Neil LaBute

I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much
in the telling as in the watching.
- Neil LaBute

I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking
and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them,
because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.
- Neil LaBute

People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the
most part movies are a just bit of escape.
- Neil LaBute

But even with a character like Cary who is relatively outlandish,
at the end of the movie he's in a place where I wouldn't
have expected him to be -
taking on the responsibility of a woman who is pregnant
and who used to be his best friend's wife.
- Neil LaBute

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

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

The most central ingredient in the recipe
for living Simply An Inspired Life
is to Make Joyful CHOICES.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you make a world tolerable for yourself,
you make a world tolerable for others.
- Anais Nin

Inner peace is a choice -
make that choice today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Every decision you make ...
is a decision about Who You Are.
- Neale Donald Walsch

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

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

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

I am a being of free-will,
and I CHOOSE each and every action I make,
every thought I think, and every emotion I feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

It's your life - live your own goals,
your own values, your own life.
Be of service to others,
but make your own decisions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I make my own choices.
I decide what I will and will not do.
I am proud of my independence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen


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