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Julie Taymor Quotes: "When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality."

When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality.




Julie Taymor Quotes: "I think we all see the world from our own little unique bubble."

I think we all see the world from our own little unique bubble.




Julie Taymor Quotes: "I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting."

I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "There is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence."

There is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence.




Julie Taymor Quotes: "When you break into song, it's not about dialogue, it's not about how you would speak in a naturalistic sense-it's about expressing your inner torment or your inner joy."

When you break into song, it's not about dialogue, it's not about how you would speak in a naturalistic sense-it's about expressing your inner torment or your inner joy.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry."

Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "What I don't have in theater is editing."

What I don't have in theater is editing.




Julie Taymor Quotes: "An artist is an entertainer, number one - a storyteller who takes people someplace, who gives them what they didn't know they wanted."

An artist is an entertainer, number one - a storyteller who takes people someplace, who gives them what they didn't know they wanted.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Limitations force you to find the essence of what you want to say, which is one of the most important things to know for an artist."

Limitations force you to find the essence of what you want to say, which is one of the most important things to know for an artist.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I lived in Indonesia for four years and I understand trance and magic and where it comes from."

I lived in Indonesia for four years and I understand trance and magic and where it comes from.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I want to experience a performance on all levels - I want goose bumps and I want to leave the movie or play arguing about something that's unresolved."

I want to experience a performance on all levels - I want goose bumps and I want to leave the movie or play arguing about something that's unresolved.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Some people become dullards, but as children we are all creative. It's in the programming, the socialization, that we lose our sense of play."

Some people become dullards, but as children we are all creative. It's in the programming, the socialization, that we lose our sense of play.




Julie Taymor Quotes: "I'm not going to spend two years on a film or four years on an opera if I don't feel like I can put my own self into it. That doesn't mean it has to be about myself."

I'm not going to spend two years on a film or four years on an opera if I don't feel like I can put my own self into it. That doesn't mean it has to be about myself.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way."

I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Some of my ideas for film or theater come to me in dreams. I'm also very creative when I'm talking to others. I believe in collaboration."

Some of my ideas for film or theater come to me in dreams. I'm also very creative when I'm talking to others. I believe in collaboration.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "My God, it transformed me. My life changed."

My God, it transformed me. My life changed.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "What I don't know for sure is what's next for me - and I don't mind that. I know for sure that whatever happens will be interesting and will challenge and excite me."

What I don't know for sure is what's next for me - and I don't mind that. I know for sure that whatever happens will be interesting and will challenge and excite me.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "It's people who are repressed and cannot express their fears that are dangerous."

It's people who are repressed and cannot express their fears that are dangerous.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "That's my policy - to be positive, to just hope that something will happen. If you start with all your fears, your receptivity is for the negative."

That's my policy - to be positive, to just hope that something will happen. If you start with all your fears, your receptivity is for the negative.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "In America, the word art has become like the word adultery. It's this big scarlet letter. When you say you're an artist, people are like, "Ugh.""

In America, the word art has become like the word adultery. It's this big scarlet letter. When you say you're an artist, people are like, "Ugh."



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I call myself a playmaker sometimes - but that's just a word. I don't feel like I have to have a title or a job description."

I call myself a playmaker sometimes - but that's just a word. I don't feel like I have to have a title or a job description.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "In a way, artists are shamans, facilitators who take what's there, channel it through themselves, then put it out there for people to appreciate."

In a way, artists are shamans, facilitators who take what's there, channel it through themselves, then put it out there for people to appreciate.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Creativity is a gift, but if you don't know how to use it you might not even know it's there. There's a lot of creativity in the air, but it's meaningless if you're not open to receiving it."

Creativity is a gift, but if you don't know how to use it you might not even know it's there. There's a lot of creativity in the air, but it's meaningless if you're not open to receiving it.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "People will justify whatever for a good cause."

People will justify whatever for a good cause.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I've had male executives say that my lead character was unlikable because she slept with a lot of guys."

I've had male executives say that my lead character was unlikable because she slept with a lot of guys.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I believe that if you really have a strong idea, you can say, "What do you think? Let's see how my idea plays off yours.""

I believe that if you really have a strong idea, you can say, "What do you think? Let's see how my idea plays off yours."



Julie Taymor Quotes: "A performance can have amazing visuals and special effects, but it has to tell a good story, even if that story isn't original."

A performance can have amazing visuals and special effects, but it has to tell a good story, even if that story isn't original.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I am, to be quite honest, sick of hero stories."

I am, to be quite honest, sick of hero stories.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "You program music with an image and then people are desensitized."

You program music with an image and then people are desensitized.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling, too - not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, to do the richer Shakespeare. People will come to this and not know the story."

And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling, too - not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, to do the richer Shakespeare. People will come to this and not know the story.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I think that both musicals and opera have a capacity to get to an inner emotional landscape."

I think that both musicals and opera have a capacity to get to an inner emotional landscape.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I have never had a problem with people not being able to understand the words and the meanings in Titus."

I have never had a problem with people not being able to understand the words and the meanings in Titus.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I love directing Shakespeare on film. It's fantastic that the actors would do exactly the same thing and be true to their part."

I love directing Shakespeare on film. It's fantastic that the actors would do exactly the same thing and be true to their part.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Directing is much more psychological-it's a lot like being a general. And you have to be organized. While you're making a film, you have between two and 500 people asking you a billion questions."

Directing is much more psychological-it's a lot like being a general. And you have to be organized. While you're making a film, you have between two and 500 people asking you a billion questions.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Children have an easier ability to tap into the surreal than adults do, in a funny kind of way."

Children have an easier ability to tap into the surreal than adults do, in a funny kind of way.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "What I adore is the juxtaposition of high tech and low tech. It's sort of like I love the sacred and the profane. I love to put these extremes in the same hopper."

What I adore is the juxtaposition of high tech and low tech. It's sort of like I love the sacred and the profane. I love to put these extremes in the same hopper.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I am creative in my living space - the designer in me helps that out."

I am creative in my living space - the designer in me helps that out.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "When I was growing up, there were a lot more arts in the public schools. Politically, America has screwed up on that."

When I was growing up, there were a lot more arts in the public schools. Politically, America has screwed up on that.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "I'm a firm believer in the idea that theater excels over film and TV in its ability to let people play with poetry."

I'm a firm believer in the idea that theater excels over film and TV in its ability to let people play with poetry.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "The idea that all violence in movies is okay simply because it happens is bull. Directors and writers have a responsibility."

The idea that all violence in movies is okay simply because it happens is bull. Directors and writers have a responsibility.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "You just have to throw fear out the window. If there's anything that's going to hold you back, it's fear."

You just have to throw fear out the window. If there's anything that's going to hold you back, it's fear.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "People have become so literal because they're used to reality-based television."

People have become so literal because they're used to reality-based television.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "We're really having a problem right now in our culture. I haven't seen one movie lately in which the story and visuals have been equally good."

We're really having a problem right now in our culture. I haven't seen one movie lately in which the story and visuals have been equally good.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "Everything amounts to nothing if you don't love someone or something."

Everything amounts to nothing if you don't love someone or something.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "You don't have to patronize your audience, and you can mix art and commerce in a profound way. You can simultaneously play to the sophisticated, 60-year-old theatergoers and to 4-year-olds."

You don't have to patronize your audience, and you can mix art and commerce in a profound way. You can simultaneously play to the sophisticated, 60-year-old theatergoers and to 4-year-olds.



Julie Taymor Quotes: "You have to stop yourself from even thinking about failing."

You have to stop yourself from even thinking about failing.