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July 21 at 8:30am

What Are Your Favorite Film Quotes?

By Ted Hope

Continuing on with my crowdsourcing of blog posts for you, I followed up my tweet of “What’s the first best lesson you learned about the film business” with one about what was your favorite quote. I didn’t get anywhere near as many suggestions, but the results are good. More suggestions are welcome.

Billie Burke On Hollywood: “To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony.” – (via Randy Finch)

Brian De Palma: “The camera lies all the time; lies 24 times/second. ” (via @rudra_banerji Rudra Banerji)

Werner Herzog: “You want to make a film, steal a camera, steal film stock, sneak in to a lab and do it. – from Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (via @wvfilmmaker Jason Brown)

Alfred Hitchcock: “”A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.” (via @rudra_banerji Rudra Banerji)

paraphrasing Mike Nichols: “Directing is like sex. You don’t usually get to watch other people doing it, so you are never sure you are doing it right.” (via @catsolen)

Graham Taylor: “What’s not boring is making shit happen.” (via dantherriault Dan Therriault )

Orson Welles: “A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.” (via TS86142 TAKAE)

Orson Welles: “I do try to keep the screen as rich as possible, because I never forget that film itself is a dead thing, for me at least — the illusion of life fades very quickly when the texture is thin.” (via @catsolen)

“Waste everything except Time” 1 of my carpentry mentors. (via @davepowersNYC Dave Powers)

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