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“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

― Peter Lindbergh

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”

 ― Pablo Picasso

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

― Graham Greene

“And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”

 ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“As we democratize the production and distribution of film, we’re going to see more and more women, more and more young people, more and more people outside of the United States.”

 ― Ted Leonsis

“Art is art. Everything else is everything else.”

 ― Ad Reinhardt

“There’s no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living.”

― Nelson Mandela

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”

 ― Ingmar Bergman

“There’s not one exec in Hollywood who knows what audiences want to see next year. So write what you want to see.”

 ― Brian Koppelman (Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders, Runaway Jury, The Illusionist)

“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”

― Stanley Kubrick


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