Quotes by Hungarian authors


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"I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing"
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"I aimed at the Archduke. I do not remember what I thought at that moment"
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"I only know that I fired twice, or perhaps several times, without knowing whether I had hit or missed"
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"This was such an extraordinary situation that I simply could not accept it"
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"Now, after the Cube, I still don't have any plans to make anything like it"
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"Like after a nice walk when you have seen many lovely sights you decide to go home, after a while I decided it was time to go home, let us put the cubes back in order. And it was at that moment that I came face to face with the Big Challenge: What is the way home?"
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"My father could have been deported because on his immigration application he said that he was a printer, obviously because he didn't want them to be checking his writings"
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"I have only one loyalty - to my writing. I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer"
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"I always wanted to be a rock'n'roll star"
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"The studios have been taken over by marketing people and accountants"
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"Fact is we went on to do other things. But we still wanted to do our success like rock'n'roll stars"
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"We turn the Cube and it twists us"
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"I do not truly consider myself an icon, but the Cube has been quite successful"
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"I did not plan to make the Cube"
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"And, not only in Budapest. I worked very closely with a very powerful government organization, which shall remain unidentified, to develop the mass marketed version of the Cube"
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"The terrible, diabolic thing with this disease is that you are always looking behind your shoulder every couple months with the most recent checkup to see whether there is any sign of it, and I thank God to say at this point there is not"
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"Now on a personal level with things like the California Tax Commission... I really think if people started banding together and saying no to this it could snowball and that could really help"
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"I just wanted to make sure that what I write is what appears on screen, to not have some idiot change it on its way to the screen"
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"I had read too many memoirs that were written after the writer or the director was past his or her prime"
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"From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing"
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"And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet"
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"Politics has become entertainment"
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"Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in front of the public as a star, politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie"
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"I have my own religious bond with the God in my own head"
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"That's sort of what I felt... I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places"
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"I was a militant smoker, and in my case, I think I particularly used smoking because what I felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking"
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"From what I've been able to determine, many of our big stars are addicted to tobacco. They want to smoke in movies for the same reason I smoked as I wrote, which is that they think their performance is going to be better"
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"Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour, they are a habit"
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"There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies"
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"I worry that we are approaching a time when that which is shocking is squeezed out by the Stalinism of political correctness"
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