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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"I would advise my young colleagues, the composers of symphonies, to drop in sometimes at the kindergarten, too. It is there that it is decided whether there will be anybody to understand their works in twenty years' time"
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"Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song"
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"Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity"
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"The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same"
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"To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand"
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"We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound"
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"Let us take our children seriously! Everything else follows from this... only the best is good enough for a child"
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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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"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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"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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"I have always been fascinated by the corruption of power"
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"Every time I flicked channels, there I was, talking. I was talking too much and writing too little. So Naomi and I went to Hawaii. The phone was cut off and we lost touch. This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life"
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"I was six when we came to this country. When I was 14 or so, I still had a lot of trouble with it"
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"The Cube is an imitation of life itself - or even an improvement on life"
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"But thanks to my invention, my capitalist friends and I were able to bring the government to its knees"
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