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Lawrence Kasdan Quotes and Sayings
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Any story that Billy Wilder told, you can tell in a Western.
- Lawrence Kasdan

You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I mean, the trouble with some of the kind of relationship movies I've done,
is there's only so many ways you can shoot a conversation.
I was really tired of talking heads.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I tell you, I feel like a real novice as far as horror goes.
- Lawrence Kasdan

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Being a writer is like having homework every night
for the rest of your life.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I didn't really want to do another sequel.
I go to those movies, and I just sort of enjoy them like a viewer.
- Lawrence Kasdan

And you know, when you take on something like this,
you read a book like this, you know that it's going to be an adventure.
That's part of what draws you to it.
- Lawrence Kasdan


 

I loved Alien, and I loved Carrie, and I loved The Exorcist -
those were big movies for me.
They were just brilliantly done, and unusual,
and they all took horror to some new place.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I really liked Carrie a lot.
That was one of Brian De Palma's best movies.
- Lawrence Kasdan

What you hope for, like Unforgiven did a lot to give
you a chance to do it again sometime.
- Lawrence Kasdan

But, George and Steven asked me to write the Indiana Jones sequels,
and I didn't want to.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed,
since Dances with Wolves.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I want everything I do to have humor in it,
because it seems to me that all of life has that.
- Lawrence Kasdan

It's hard enough to get any movie made,
and when you take on these tough genres -
and I've done it a couple times -
it just makes the whole struggle more.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I mean, I really liked those guys and the experience
of doing Raiders was really good for me,
but I did not really want to be involved -
I only did Jedi,
as I really owed George a favor.
- Lawrence Kasdan

That was certainly true the first time,
when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed.
I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story,
and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked
about it was that it was so extreme in style.
- Lawrence Kasdan

With Westerns you have the landscape is important,
and it's empty, and only you populate it.
When you populate it, you can tell any kind story that Shakespeare told,
you can tell in a Western.
- Lawrence Kasdan

The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies,
and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know,
where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way.
I was looking for something like that.
- Lawrence Kasdan

You know, Stephen says, in the movies no one ever goes to the bathroom.
They shave, they brush their teeth.
He goes right at this sort of funny taboo we have about the bathroom,
and he turned it into this nightmare,
you know, your worst fear of what's in there.
- Lawrence Kasdan

The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western -
just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel,
and the way things develop sort of slowly -
it's almost the antithetical of what's currently going on in the movies,
you know.
- Lawrence Kasdan

The great thing about Stephen is that he sees the movie as a separate thing,
I think.
He wants it to capture the essence of the book,
and if he feels that's been done, then he's not too
particular about the details.
I think that's why he's happy.
- Lawrence Kasdan

But, I think that the reason I responded to this book,
sort of paradoxically, is that it starts out like The Big Chill,
sort of.
Four friends, who are not quite happy with their life,
and every year they get together for a week and look
for some comfort from each other.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I haven't seen Clones, which has been during this period
when I haven't seen much of anything,
but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it -
see,
first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies,
your attitude about the movies changes.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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