10 Total Quotes

Christopher Moore Quotes

There's one painting that historically would have been better, ... because it was painted at the beginning of the Impressionist movement, and the one we're using is painted later. In the script they say, 'This is a very important painting because it was painted at start of the Impressionists,' and that's not really true. It was painted a few years later. But they selected the painting for purely visual reasons -- that they would capture better on camera, that it was more appealing, that it would catch the eye better.
Christopher Moore
#Beginning

Finding a new map in the brain is a truly exciting experience. It's a little like traveling to an unexplored island. It's literally charting new territory.
Christopher Moore
#Brain

It was a catastrophe, of course. We had no clients, no nothing. Nobody understood the idea of doing reproductions.
Christopher Moore
#Catastrophe

I don't expect you to have any leniency or even believe a word I say. I have to stop lying to myself.
Christopher Moore
#Believe

There are some elements that are tonal and some are not. But nothing so far out you can't grasp it. It's appealing music.
Christopher Moore
#Elements

In the movie, the painting is supposed to be worth $100 million. No painting is worth $100 million. But for the movie, $100 million is a number that any person can understand as expensive. If you say $50 million nowadays, it's not enough.
Christopher Moore
#100 Million #Painting

I did the one with the big butt. They said they want something that looks like a Renoir with the face of a 19th-century painting, so we had to do a grotesque painting. It was done in four days.
Christopher Moore
#19th Century

Collectors say, 'I hate reproductions. It's awful. Why would anybody do that?,' ... That's what they say officially. But behind the scenes they use our copies. On the walls they have our copies. All their paintings are in vaults.
Christopher Moore
#Paintings

I came back to San Francisco and spent more time in the neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Mission that I hadn't been in much before. I tried to get a feel for all parts of the city, so when I wrote the book, the neighborhoods would be like characters. There are scenes where all Charlie does is walk through neighborhoods, and it's like an Impressionist painting.
Christopher Moore
#San Francisco