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Quote Left In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock. Quote Right
Quote Left A film is never really any good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet Quote Right
Quote Left In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. Quote Right
Quote Left Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senat. Quote Right
Quote Left Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate. Quote Right
Quote Left Captain Quinlan: When this case is over, I'll come around some night and sample some of your chili. Tanya: Better be careful. May be too ... Quote Right
Quote Left A poet needs a pen, a painter a brush, and a filmmaker an army Quote Right
Quote Left I don't pray because I don't want to bore God. Quote Right
Quote Left I rather think the cinema will die. Look at the energy being exerted to revive it -- yesterday it was color, today three dimensions. I don't give it forty years more. Witness the decline of conversation. Only the Irish have remained incomparable conversationalists, maybe because technical progress has passed them by. Quote Right
Quote Left Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions. Quote Right
Quote Left The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism. Quote Right
Quote Left If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girl friends. And they tolerated it and let us go ahead and play with our toys. Quote Right
Quote Left Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature. Quote Right
Quote Left There are three intolerable things in life - cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women. Quote Right
Quote Left I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act. Quote Right
Quote Left Gluttony is not a secret vice. Quote Right
Quote Left Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid. Quote Right
Quote Left I would just like to mention Robert Houdin who in the eighteenth century invented the vanishing birdcage trick and the theater matinee - may he rot and perish. Good afternoon. Quote Right
Quote Left Thatcher: Now tell me honestly, my boy. Don't you think it's rather unwise to continue this philanthropic enterprise, this Inquirer that's cos... Quote Right
Quote Left I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. Quote Right
Quote Left I Schweiz har dom haft broderskärlek, femhundra år av demokrati och fred - och vad har dom åstadkommit? Gökuret! Quote Right
Quote Left Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. Quote Right
Quote Left A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. Quote Right
Quote Left I passionately hate the idea of being with it. I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. Quote Right
Quote Left Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there. Quote Right
Quote Left My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. Quote Right
Quote Left The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left. Quote Right
Quote Left I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. Quote Right
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