Ok, so on a bit of a lighter note, several of you have also asked me what some of my favorite film-related quotes are and why. Alright, so first off, it’s important to note that most of my favorite quotes don’t actually come from films, rather from the filmmakers themselves (though I do have many favorite lines from movies). This is by no means a comprehensive list, as I hear so many wonderful remarks on a daily basis from people I work with, but here are a few I’ve really appreciated, and connect with:
“I dream for a living” – Steven Spielberg
…I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s both sad and amazing how true this statement is:
“In Hollywood, it ain’t real until the check clears the bank” – Laurence Andries
Simply well said:
“Sometimes there just aren’t enough rocks” – Forest Gump
One of the best directing notes I’ve ever heard:
“Do it again, but this time… better.” – Chris Chulack directing “ER”
…you just had to be there – oh, and I don’t recommend using that one on your own set unless you know your actors as well as he does .
Ok, this isn’t from a filmmaker, but it’s certainly one of many excellent quotes to live by:
“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person that makes things happen.” – James Lovell
And a popular one in my own little world that I’ve thought through way too much:
“Filmmaking is kinda like squirrels, they look all cool, cute and fun on the outside, but when you really get to know them, you find out how evil and frustrating they all really are. But hey, that doesn’t mean you stop loving ‘em, it just gives you a valid reason to throw more rocks.”
- JC’s deep thoughts.
There are so many both wonderful, and simply hilarious statements I’ve heard in this industry, some I can repeat, others I can’t (but really, really wish I could). I’ll try to post more at some point down the line.