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You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
I am... a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.
I didn't show up at the ceremony to collect any of my first three Oscars. Once I went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, I remember, I was suddenly taken drunk.
I like, as a director and a spectator, simple, direct, frank films. Nothing disgusts me more than snobbism, mannerism, technical gratuity... and, most of all, intellectualism.
When in doubt, make a western.
Who better than an Irishman can understand the Indians, while still being stirred by tales of the US cavalry?
Love is the tyrant of the heart; it darkens Reason, confounds discretion; deaf to Counsel It runs a headlong course to desperate madness.
To be quite blunt, I make pictures for money, to pay the rent.There are some great artists in the business. I am not one of them.
Tell us, pray, what devil This melancholy is, which can transform Men into monsters.
Let them fear bondage who are slaves to fear; the sweetest freedom is an honest heart.
Electronics is clearly the winner of the day.
I love making pictures but I don't like talking about them.
Revenge proves itself to be its own executioner.
Physicians are the cobblers, rather the botchers, of men's bodies; as the one patches our tattered clothes, so the other solders our diseased flesh.
What is done, is done: Spend not the time in tears, but seek for justice.
Busy opinion is an idle fool.
A bachelor May thrive by observation on a little, A single life's no burthen: but to draw In yokes is chargeable, and will require A double maintenance.
Melancholy Is not, as you conceive, indisposition Of body, but the mind's disease.
Diamonds cut diamonds.
Love is a tyrant, resisted.
Sister, look ye, How, by a new creation of my tailor's I've shook off old mortality.
They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings.
It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.
How did I get to Hollywood? By train.
Truth is child of Time.
Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it.
The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
Affections injured by tyranny, or rigor of compulsion, like tempest-threatened trees, unfirmly rooted, never spring to timely growth
The joys of marriage are the heaven on earth, Life's paradise, great princess, the soul's quiet, Sinews of concord, earthly immortality, Eternity of pleasures.
Not only does God play dice with the universe, He's using loaded dice.
Why, I hold fate Clasped in my fist, and could command the course Of time's eternal motion, hadst thou been One thought more steady than an ebbing sea.
Whilst we strive To live most free, we're caught in our own toils.
Titles of honor add not to his worth, who is himself an honor of his titles.
Tis as manlike to bear extremities as godlike to forgive.
Revenge proves it's own executioner.
Love is dead; let lovers' eyes, Locked in endless dreams, The extremes of all extremes, Ope no more, for now Love dies.
He hath shook hands with time.
Revenge proves its own executioner.