Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Directors
"In a relationship you have to open yourself up"
"Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile"
"I think they quite like me when I work because I'm one of the safer directors to back, because even if my films don't bring their costs in back home, once they're shown outside of India they manage to cover the costs"
"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"
"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"
"I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis"
"I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much in the telling as in the watching"
"Everyone has a little bit of Howard and Chad in them. I think there's Christine in all men as well"
"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"
"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"
"My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We're all protective of the self"
"If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff"
"I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction"
"Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful"
"People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the most part movies are a just bit of escape"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me"
"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"
"I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"And I've got some screenplays and plays ready to dip into when I need to"
"Relationships in general make people a bit nervous. It's about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there?"
"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"
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