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John Milius Quotes and Sayings
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Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

Related topics: Movies

Most artists think they're frauds anyway.
- John Milius

Films are always pretentious.
There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker.
- John Milius

I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%,
you know? I think it's just that he has never...
he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him.
- John Milius

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Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

Most of the good executives do pretty well.
Because to be a good executive you have to be strong,
and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about -
courage.
- John Milius

Matter of fact, the style that people use today,
I invented in a way.
- John Milius


 

I've always been able to survive by writing,
though.
- John Milius

You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip...
The people that really pass judgment on you really
have nothing to do with what you do,
usually.
- John Milius

I mean, the old film critics just excoriated me.
- John Milius

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to
have been the darling of critics or something,
but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
- John Milius

I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.
- John Milius

Also, they don't understand - writing is language.
The use of language.
The language to create image, the language to create drama.
It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
- John Milius

The filmmakers always have a great level of control.
- John Milius

I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on.
Just heavy and leaden.
- John Milius

I also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry.
- John Milius

Writing requires a great deal of skill,
just like painting does.
People don't want to learn those skills.
- John Milius

I've always had trouble with authority.
- John Milius

A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization.
- John Milius

'm a general, I do something.
I go out and fight wars and win them.
- John Milius

No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller,
or you're not.
- John Milius

You know, I find it very strange when movies that I
made that were just excoriated -
I mean that I was just vilified for -
are now looked at as classics.
- John Milius

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
- John Milius

Yeah, I think that's it...
It's like Jesse James.
He became really popular because he lasted so long.
You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact
that time will dignify anything,
too.
- John Milius

Yeah, there's absolutely.
I mean, remember when The Searchers came out,
it was a relatively big hit for a Western,
and I think it made 5 million bucks -
I don't even think it made that.
- John Milius

There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity
today that there wasn't back in the days when they did 'Cleopatra,'
where everything looked like a giant motel.
People want to have it be authentic in the look,
and authentic in the way people behave.
- John Milius

I became a loner.
I became a mountain man.
A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work,
help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact,
but they don't make it very easy to live your life.
- John Milius

A lot of directors don't know what they want to do.
Every director I've seen that was a good director that
I've admired knew exactly what he wanted to do.
They didn't sit there and think about it.
- John Milius

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
- Finley Peter Dunne

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else.
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
- Ken Venturi

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

Everybody likes a compliment.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be.
Everybody has their own path.
It's laid out for you.
It's just up to you to walk it.
- Justin Timberlake

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

There is only one boss.
The customer.
And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down,
simply by spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Everybody is a teenage idol.
- Barry Gibb

When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody
celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
- Gloria Stuart

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Everybody's a dreamer.
- John Lithgow

About astrology and palmistry: they are good because
they make people vivid and full of possibilities.
They are communism at its best.
Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell

I think women are natural caretakers.
They take care of everybody.
They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs,
and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.
- Reese Witherspoon

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them.
But obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Anybody can become angry - that is easy,
but to be angry with the right person and to the right
degree and at the right time and for the right purpose,
and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
- Aristotle

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast.
The Sultan claimed the liver, which,
when dried and powdered,
is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine.
- Isabella Bird

She is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want.
She is the friend that everybody deserves.
I don't know a better person.
- Oprah Winfrey

It's going to you know, I can't go out there and shoot par and win.
Everybody is playing well, and I think you'll have
to go out tomorrow and have 4 ,
5 , 6 under par probably.
- Raymond Floyd

Everybody is a True Believer.
Everybody has a little nugget they're convinced of
that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side.
And they're convinced it's fact.
- Jane Haddam

In order to get somewhere in life, you need to have a vision.
The vision brings you to the table.
Without a vision, you just do what everybody else does and you are just there.
- Michael Schenker

I think there's something great and generic about goldfish.
They're everybody's first pet.
- Paul Rudd

Everybody has fights with their sister.
- Joe Williams


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