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American Director Quotes

A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong - that's healthy.
Robert Townsend
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If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.
Billy Wilder
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Frank Capra
My advice to young film-makers is this: Don't follow trends, Start them!
Frank Capra
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Tim Burton
Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
Tim Burton
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Woody Allen
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen
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Bryan Singer
I'm actually part of a number of minorities. I grew up being a horribly awkward kid. A terrible student. And now I find myself as a filmmaker, and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're separate from everyone else.
Bryan Singer
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Woody Allen
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.
Woody Allen
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Stanley Kubrick
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Stanley Kubrick
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Frank Capra
I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
Frank Capra
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Frank Capra
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra
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Woody Allen
I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian.
Woody Allen
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The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.
Robert Townsend
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Woody Allen
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Woody Allen
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People tend to work in teams, in a collaborative way, in an informal network. If you create an environment like that, it's much more effective and much more efficient.
Jim Mitchell
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Woody Allen
Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness.
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.
Woody Allen
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Cameron Crowe
Great music is its own movie, already. And the challenge, as a music fan, is to keep the song as powerful as it wants to be, to not tamper with it and to somehow give it a home.
Cameron Crowe
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Woody Allen
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
Woody Allen
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Woody Allen
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Woody Allen
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I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school.
Ray Harryhausen
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I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
Martin Scorsese
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Robert Altman
If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France.
Robert Altman
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Woody Allen
My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.
Woody Allen
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