"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
Stephen King

"I am a part of everything that I have read."
Theodore Roosevelt

"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream."
Vincent Van Gogh

"It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book."
Cyril Connolly

"Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy."
Napoleon Bonaparte

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens."
Ellen Glasgow

"Sometimes, when you're on the streets, certain music inspires you, and then you have a vision. But, at the end of the day, it's a synthesis of visions, so you have to think, as a director, of a scene, or how to deliver a line, or how do this visually."
Wong Kar-wai

"To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence."
Quentin Tarantino

"Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
Claude Monet

"Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things."
David Lynch

"In movies, you shoot out of sequence, so the issue of reality is really taken out of it."
Rosie Perez

"A large social media presence is important because it's one of the last ways to conduct cost-effective marketing. Everything else involves buying eyeballs and ears. Social media enables a small business to earn eyeballs and ears."
Guy Kawasaki

"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."
Walter Hagen

"Style and structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash."
Vladimir Nabokov

"I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colours you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion."
Pedro Almodovar

"I think that in the realm of commercial, popcorn cinema, the amount of message or smuggling of ideas you can get in there is quite limited."
Neill Blomkamp

"Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre."
Roman Polanski

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You can mix in certain sensitivities as a filmmaker."
Peter Weir

"A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty."
Nadia Boulanger

"It's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies."
River Phoenix

"I quite like the drama of an encore. I think an encore is for those artists who are inclined to do dramatic gestures, and I certainly would say I am inclined towards them."
Florence Welch

"Every good painter paints what he is."
Jackson Pollock

"I never think that a film should answer questions for you. I think it should make you ask a lot of questions."
Edward Norton

"Good directors can bring certain things out of you, with their intensity or gentleness or sensitivity or understanding. They can make an actor feel he can do no wrong."
Robert De Niro

"To make a film is easy; to make a good film is war. To make a very good film is a miracle."
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

"Pick up a camera. Shoot something...Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director."
James Cameron

"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."
Steve Martin

"The best things that capture your imagination are ones you hadn't thought of before and that aren't talked about in the news all the time."
Steve Wozniak

"The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle."
Stanley Kubrick

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