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Harold Ramis Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Harold Ramis

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The first comedy screenplay that I wrote was Animal
House and I always thought I could and should be a
director but no one was about to give me that opportunity on Animal House.
- Harold Ramis

We are all several different people.
There are different aspects of our nature that are competing.
- Harold Ramis

That's one of the great things about DVD:
In addition to reaching people who didn't catch the movie in theaters,
you get to have this interaction of sorts.
- Harold Ramis

How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
- Harold Ramis

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My characters aren't losers.
They're rebels.
They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules.
- Harold Ramis

If Chevy Chase had not been an actor,
he might have been a very popular guy in advertising
or whatever field he would have gone into,
because of his charisma.
- Harold Ramis

You can't not have feelings about country clubs,
whichever side you're on.
- Harold Ramis


 

I never read Playboy before I started working there
and stopped reading it the day I quit.
- Harold Ramis

I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual
trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along.
I don't believe in anything.
I'd seen mediums and readers.
- Harold Ramis

I had a lot of fun working with John Candy.
We had a pretty good rapport.
- Harold Ramis

I'm not a believer in the pratfall.
I don't think it's funny just to have someone fall down.
- Harold Ramis

I've been directing for 25 years almost,
and I've only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful.
- Harold Ramis

Acting is all about big hair and funny props...
All the great actors knew it.
Olivier knew it, Brando knew it.
- Harold Ramis

First and foremost, you have to make the movie for yourself.
And that's not to say, to hell with everyone else,
but what else have you got to go on but your own taste and judgment?
- Harold Ramis

I believe things happen that can't be explained,
but so many people seem intent on explaining them.
Everyone has an answer for them.
Either aliens or things from the spirit world.
- Harold Ramis

Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more
than enjoying success with someone.
- Harold Ramis

The cutting room is where you discover the optimal length of the movie.
- Harold Ramis

Whenever a critic mentions the salary of an actor,
I'm thinking, He's not talking about the movie.
- Harold Ramis

I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work.
- Harold Ramis

My job is to come up with something that you like and
you agree with that you would play wholeheartedly.
If we disagree, I may not be doing my job correctly.
- Harold Ramis

Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh.
He's got 30 years on stage...
there's no telling him what's funny.
- Harold Ramis

I'd like to think I'd never do a gratuitous fart joke.
- Harold Ramis

I never work just to work.
It's some combination of laziness and self-respect.
- Harold Ramis

Multiplicity was a movie that tested really well.
People seeing the movie really liked it,
but then the studio couldn't market it.
We opened on a weekend with nine other films.
- Harold Ramis

You just make sure you don't screw it up.
It's going to work as long as you don't mess it up.
Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy.
- Harold Ramis

No matter what I have to say, I'm still trying to say it in comedic form.
- Harold Ramis

It's like the old rule-if you introduce a gun into the first act of a play,
it's going to be used in the third act.
So if you do a movie about criminals,
you have to accept there's going to be Some action.
- Harold Ramis

As much as we'd like to believe that our work is great
and that we're infallible,
we're not.
Hollywood movies are made for the audience.
These are not small European art films we're making.
- Harold Ramis

With both Caddyshack and Vacation, it's not like the
subjects were serious enough that they engaged my interest for another round.
I love the characters, and the actors were great,
but I didn't see the need to make another Vacation movie.
- Harold Ramis

There's a personal story of my own that I will write at some point,
and it's a film that I will happily make.
It could very well be the next thing I do,
unless someone shows me something great.
- Harold Ramis

A psychologist said to me, there are only two important
questions you have to ask yourself.
What do you really feel? And, what do you really want?
If you can answer those two,
you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.
- Harold Ramis

We all wish we could be in more than one place at the same time.
People with families feel guilty all the time-if we
spend too much time with our family,
we feel we're not working hard enough.
- Harold Ramis

We were tremendously encouraged by the testing of Analyze That.
Audiences loved it.
They were telling us that they liked it as much as the original.
We recorded the laughs in the theater.
- Harold Ramis

I feel a big obligation to the audience,
almost in a moral sense, to say something useful.
If I'm going to spend a year of my life on these things,
I want something that I feel that strongly about.
- Harold Ramis

My first few films were institutional comedies,
and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing
with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced:
college,
summer camp, the military, the country club.
- Harold Ramis

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb


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