65 Total Quotes

Robert Redford Quotes

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
Robert Redford
#American Actor #Conscience

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Robert Redford
#American Actor #Defense

We’ve poisoned the air, the water, and the land.In our passion to control nature,things have gone out of control.Progress from now on has to mean something different.We’re running out of resources andwe are running out of time
Robert Redford
#Control

We are pleased to bring to New York the spirit of Sundance. Our collaboration with BAM is the keystone of our 25th Anniversary celebration plans during the year.
Robert Redford
#Collaboration

Accuracy was the big, big objective in making the film. We had to be accurate, otherwise we would fall under that perception that Hollywood was messing around with a very vital event.
Robert Redford
#Accuracy

I'm not a facelift person. I am what I am.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

This was made before 'Million Dollar Baby'... but this was put on the shelf for so long.
Robert Redford
#Babies

We program the festival, after 20 years, exactly the way we did on the first day.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

We don't program (the festival) for commerciality. We program for diversity.
Robert Redford
#Diversity

As San Francisco holds a special place in my heart and is one of the nation's great centers of independent film, I am particularly excited to have found such a perfect home for Sundance in this city.
Robert Redford
#Heart

I would go into life for a year. Go on the bum, so to speak.
Robert Redford
#Life

It seems everyone in Hollywood is getting pinched, lifted and pulled. I'm looking weird because I'm not.
Robert Redford
#Hollywood

All these years went by and nobody came up with any ideas that were anything but corny and kind of low grade so we just decided probably that wasn't going to happen.
Robert Redford
#Ideas

Ideas aren't real estate, they grow collectively and that knocks out the egotistical loneliness that generally infects art.
Robert Redford
#Loneliness

People have been so busy relating to how I look, it's a miracle I didn't become a self-conscious blob of protoplasm.
Robert Redford
#Appearance

Never revisit the past, that's dangerous. You know, move on.
Robert Redford
#American Actor #Past

I didn't think about that because I didn't have to. We were in Canada in a very remote place and we were working there as actors. She was just Jennifer.
Robert Redford
#Canada

As an actor and as a person you come together with being in familiar territory although that has not been my whole life. That's been a part of it. I think a lot of people associate me with the west because of Sundance.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

It is OK for some people.
Robert Redford
#People

Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery of new voices and new talent.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

The business has changed, ... The business is what it is; it's a business. Therefore, it's hard to do the films like 'An Unfinished Life' that are more humanistic. I've always been selective, and usually like to do my own things. But as that narrows down, it becomes more and more difficult. But I love it. My love is performing and directing.
Robert Redford
#Business

You have to go someplace and get in touch with it. You can't put those kinds of words on the screen without some kind of reference. It would be impossible. It wouldn't make any sense. I know that territory, by association, not necessarily personal experience, but by association.
Robert Redford
#Words

That's too bad, I was working so hard,
Robert Redford
#Hard

There's going to be a lot of films in there that people are just not going to like at all. That's part of the deal. I don't think it's changed. What has changed is now, instead of 350 people there, as it was the first year, there's 40,000, 45,000.
Robert Redford
#People

Because, you know, you're in Utah. And because of its political conservatism, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Once the festival achieved a certain level of notoriety, then people began to come here with agendas that were not the same as ours. We can't do anything about that. We can't control that.
Robert Redford
#American Actor