13 Total Quotes

Andrew Niccol Quotes

I needed the devil to be charming, ... and there's no more charming a devil than Nic. Something about him makes an arms dealer likable. He was drawn to the material and took a big pay cut to do it.
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#Devil

You have two choices when someone changes your work, ... You can either wash your hands of it or embrace it. I embraced it. Peter and I are good friends.
Andrew Niccol
#Choices

It's so startling to know that the permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations are the biggest arms dealers in the world, so they are really the
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#Nations

We live vicariously through celebrities. People used to say that celebrities are America's royalty; now I think celebrities are the world's royalty.
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#People

The Wild West mentality is still strong in America, ... especially if you go to a place like Texas, where it's alive and well, or maybe unwell: 'No one's taking away our guns.' In New Zealand, no one has a handgun, and they aren't saying, 'Gee, I wish I had one.' I hope the United States takes note that the murder rate is lower where gun availability is lower. It seems obvious to me.
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#America

It made hard-core people harder core, ... Ultimately it had a good effect because it made such nonsense of so many views about guns.
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#Nonsense

Nine out of 10 war victims die from a gun.
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#American Novelist #War

The U.S. is by far the biggest exporter of arms in the world. It was true during the Clinton administration, and it's true during the Bush administration. It's bipartisan.
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#American Novelist

You open a newspaper and see a picture taken in a war somewhere, and there's a gun in somebody's hand,
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#War

There's a vanity, ... Almost like Mafia guys who love 'The Godfather' and don't see it as an indictment against them. Some arms dealers will see this film and think it glorifies them. They'll just be questioning how authentic it is.
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#Love

We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction. But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns. It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction.
Andrew Niccol
#American Novelist

You have two choices when someone changes your work. You can either wash your hands of it or embrace it.
Andrew Niccol
#American Novelist