A Dreamer Walking

Inspirational Quotes

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” Walt Disney

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller

“While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.” Helen Keller

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” C. S. Lewis

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mohandas Gandhi

“Oooey Goooey feelings is NOT what makes the marriage work.” My Mom

“No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world finally die away.” Terry Pratchett

“If you can get someone to believe in something that is inherently unbelievable, then that is the magic of movies.” Brad Bird (Pixar Director)

“I picked the most expensive medium that takes the longest time, that you can get. And, the reward is that you can play God. You can do anything you like with it. You have total control of all the elements.” Richard Williams (Animator)

“Walt Disney’s mantra was, “I don’t make movies to make money—I make money to make movies.” Brad Bird

“Pretending we have all the answers builds walls not relationships” My Mother

“is sometimes terrified by the shadow which light creates, but is far more frightened of darkness without a light to hope for.” Margaret (friend)

“What are you giving the audience to take home?” Joe Grant

“I dream for a living.” Steven Spielberg

“We can’t see our audience, but it is real and it is something to work for.” Walt Stanchfield

“Are you leading a life that satisfies that itch in you?” Pete Docter

“Tools isn’t what makes a great film it is what you do with the tools.” John Lasseter

“In 1940 (talking about the classic days of Hollywood), there was time to seduce the audience, letting us get to know a character before the plot kicks in.” Mark Mayerson

“I am totally addicted to Storytelling.” Floyd Norman

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Quality is the best business plan of all.” John Lasseter

“We believe our audiences are very, very smart. We aim for the highest common denominator in our movies, and we know the audience will be there.” John Lasseter

“A culture is as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists” L. Ron Hubbard.

“To get real suspense you must let the audience have information.” Alfred Hitchcock.

“Any art form is there for the artist to interpret it in his own way and thus create a emotion.” Alfred Hitchcock

“The art Frank Capra is very very simple, it is the love of people. Add two simple ideals to this love of people. The freedom of each individual and the equal importance of each individual, and you have the principle upon which I based all my films.” Frank Capra.

“‘the church’, to me, is not about getting my needs met, it is about
being part of a group of people who help me learn the ways of Jesus so that i can pass his love & heart on those i intersect with not just with words but with actions.” Kathy Escobar

“Movies are the memories of a life time. We need to keep them alive.” Martin Scorsese

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you want to see what someone is about you look at what people do. What they say is how they want to be seen.” David Fincher

“History is about life, about change, about consequences, cause and effect. It is about the mystery of human nature the mystery of time. And it is not just about politics, the military, and social issues, which is almost always the way it is taught. It is about music and poetry and drama and science and medicine and money and love…” David McCullough.

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others is immortal” Albert Pine

“We do not defeat sin by hating the sinner. We do not even defeat sin by hating sin. We defeat sin by taking away its sting. We defeat sin by lifting up, holding on to, encouraging, forgiving, listening to, and loving the sinner. in. each. one. of. us.” My Mom

“I want someone who has this burning desire to tell a story that they want to tell” John Lasseter

“Look for the unknown in the familiar” Unknown

“Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” Charlie Chaplin- The Great Dictator

“In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” — not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power — the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.” Charlie Chaplin- The Great Dictator

“A storyteller is someone who hides the truth in fiction so you can see it better.” Stephen Parolini

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The one ingredient I bring to all of my films is the ability to listen to anybody who has a good idea on the production. I’m very collaborative with actors, with my writers, with my editor, my cinematographer, with Johnny Williams who does all of my scores. And I just think from a very young age my parents taught me probably the most valuable lesson of my life – sometimes it’s better not to talk, but to listen.” Steven Spielberg

“For all our education we as a nation fail to think critically. For all our freedom we fail to function out side the box. For all our wealth we fail to be generous. And for all our religion we fail to look with compassion at “the other”. We are narrow minded, closed off, greedy, and self-centered and it truly does not matter on which side of the fence we sit, except for a couple “I”s in different places the character analysis is the same.” My Mother

“I don’t believe in old movies. If you have not seen them they are new” Peter Bogdanovich

“No camera move in classic film is arbitrary or for decoration.” Peter Bogdanovich

“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” John Ford

“There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.” Frank Capra

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Alfred Hitchcock

“If it`s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.Alfred Hitchcock

“You are going to fall down. But, the world doesn’t care about the number of times you fall down as long as it is one fewer then the times you get back up.” Aron Sorkin

“Lend me your eyes, I can change what you see. But your soul you must keep totally free” Mumford & Sons

“All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.” D. H. Lawrence

“Success isn’t about the amount of money you make, it is about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Michelle Obama

“The difference between Page two and Page Nothing is the difference between life and death.” Aaron Sorkin

“The difference between Page 2 and Page Nothing is the difference between life and death.” Aaron Sorkin

“When the church forgets the poor, it stops being the church. When the church focuses instead on getting money, numbers, power, & status, like Judas, it destroys itself.” Kevin Higgs

“As an artist, I feel that we must try many things – but above all, we must dare to fail. You must have the courage to be bad – to be willing to risk everything to really express it all.” John Cassavetes

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.” Martin Scorsese

“Films are subjective — what you like, what you don’t like. But the thing for me that is absolutely unifying is the idea that every time I go to the cinema and pay my money and sit down and watch a film go up on-screen, I want to feel that the people who made that film think it’s the best movie in the world, that they poured everything into it and they really love it. Whether or not I agree with what they’ve done, I want that effort there — I want that sincerity. And when you don’t feel it, that’s the only time I feel like I’m wasting my time at the movies.” Christopher Nolan

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

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Abraham Lincoln

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” Abraham Lincoln

“When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.” Abraham Lincoln

“Truth is the daughter of time.” Sir Francis Bacon

“I’ve forgotten who it was that said creation is memory. My own experiences and the various things I have read remain in my memory and become the basis upon which I create something new. I couldn’t do it out of nothing. For this reason, since the time I was a young man I have always kept a notebook handy when I read a book. I write down my reactions and what particularly moves me. I have stacks and stacks of these college notebooks, and when I go off to write a script, these are what I read. Somewhere they always provide me with a point of breakthourgh. Even for single lines of dialogue I have taken hints from these notebooks. So what I want to say is, don’t read books while lying down in bed.” Akira Kurosawa

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Maya Angelou

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” Lloyd Alexander

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sylvia Plath

“Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” Henry David Thoreau

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.” Stephen King

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft” Anne Lamott

“There is such a place as fairyland – but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize what they have lost; and that is the tragedy of life. On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over. Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again; and blessed are they above mortals. They, and only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” L.M. Montgomery

“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the tide starts coming in, we won’t really have lost anything, because actually only a symbol of it was there in the sand. Another part of us thinks we’ll figure out a way to divert the ocean. This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be.” Anne Lamott

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” Pablo Picasso

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Walt Disney

“Children see magic because they look for it.” Christopher Moore

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” Jonathan Swift

“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.” Frederick Buechner

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Mark Twain

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

“God has no religion.” Mahatma Gandhi

“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” Julian Lennon

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo

“I make films about things that I really find fascinating. In doing so, I may end up examining human nature. But if you try to present some kind of theory in your film, you’ll fail to depict anything”. Akira Kurosawa

“Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied… That’s why they can keep on working. I’ve been able to work for so long because I think next time, I’ll make something good”. Akira Kurosawa

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet”. Akira Kurosawa

“In all my films, there’s three or maybe four minutes of real cinema”. Akira Kurosawa

“Man is born crying. When he has cried enough, he dies.” Kyoami (From “Ran”)

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hope of its children…This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Just make sure that in any argument, EVERYONE is right. I want every single person arguing a righteous side of the argument. That makes interesting drama.” David Fincher

“No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.” Roger Ebert

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” Roger Ebert

“Characters in a film have their own existence. The filmmaker has no freedom. If he insists on his authority and is allowed to manipulate his characters like puppets, the film loses its vitality.” Akira Kurosawa

“An idea never shouts at you it only whispers. If I don’t listen to that whisper that idea is going to give up on me”. Steven Spielberg

“My Films emerge from my own desire to say a particular thing at a particular time. The root of any film project for me is the inner need to express something. What nurtures this root and makes it grow into a tree is the script. What makes the tree bear flowers and fruit is the directing.” Akira Kurosawa

“Every moment is the greatest gift you could possibly be given”. Unknown

“Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty”. William Archer

“Each shot has it’s own life, you need to figure out how to make it live”. Thelma Schoonmaker

“The problem with love these days is that society has taught the human race to stare at people with their eyes rather than their souls” Christopher Poindexter

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” Pablo Picasso

“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions” Claude Levi-Strauss


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