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Robert Redford Quotes Page 2

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
#People

We were at 10,000 feet in Utah and I was running out of gas. I was in boots that were leather-soled. The bear was closing in. Now, he's supposed to be playing. Once I started to run, he got really excited. Pretty soon he was chasing me. And I said if this guy gets me, his idea of play is going to be the end of me. So I threw the rifle out and got on that tree so fast. Now, once it was done, I mean, I was sweating bullets. I said, not again. Not again.
Robert Redford
#Running

Filmgoers are starved for new ideas, voices and visions,
Robert Redford
#Ideas

We could create something that was criticized in the beginning as bound to fail because it wasn't commercial. And it has worked, and I'm happy with it.
Robert Redford
#Beginning

I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Filmgoers are starved for new ideas, voices and visions.
Robert Redford
#American Actor #Ideas

Weve poisoned the air, the water, and the land.<br/>In our passion to control nature,<br/>things have gone out of control.<br/>Progress from now on has to mean something different.<br/>Were running out of resources and<br/>we are running out of time
Robert Redford
#Passion

Generally speaking, I went through that. I came to a place where I realised what true value was. It wasn't money. Money is a means to achieving an end, but it's not the end.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Golf has become so manicured, so perfect. The greens, the fairways. I don't like golf carts. I like walking. Some clubs won't let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

I did not, like my children and people today, grow up with television as part of my life.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

I don't know what your childhood was like, but we didn't have much money. We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

I had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did - meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, 'cause you yourself hadn't shown up yet.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

I'm not interested in a film about golf but I am interested in golf as a metaphor.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

In fact you've got your hands tied behind your back when somebody chooses to take a low road in to you, there is nothing you can do about it, and so you just live with it and move on.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

It's hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don't think it's necessarily broader or smarter.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it, you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your script there's no point to your story. Story is the key.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played - skiing, baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

The idea was to set Quiz Show at this time of naive energy, when television's audience tended to believe what it saw as what really was.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

The technology available for film-making now is incredible, but I am a big believer that it's all in the story.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

There is nothing I can do about this stuff and I am pretty well ok with the fact that I think Sundance is not going to be stopped by it, because he Festival is itself now, and doesn't need me out there to talk about it like I did years ago.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Usually I like to improvise. Sometimes, depending on the nature of the piece, I like to improvise because I think it brings certain freshness and a reality to it, as long as it doesn't go too far out of the box.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Well first of all it's a business and it's a tough business, and you have to have the strength to survive all the set backs all the failures that make this a mean business, that's getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Well I like to work, it's just being as selective as you are at the time, when there's maybe less product out there that's available.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

What I would do is when I was younger I would draw in a sketch book something that happened in my life and then write a little something on the side about what happened or what the story.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there's excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off.
Robert Redford
#American Actor

You can't completely control the sport - Tiger Woods comes close. The test is against yourself and nature's own way. I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story.
Robert Redford
#American Actor