American Producer Quotes


517 American Producer quotes:



"I think there are two ways to depict a family. One is what it's really like, and one is what the audience would like it to be. Between you and me, I think the second one is what I would prefer."
"We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes by the end of the ninth season... It's impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market."
"It's a prizefight. Get off the stool, take your beating, go back to your corner, rest, and take a beating again. Believe in your own talent. Marry well."
"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything."
"You look back on films sometimes and if they have not been as all-out successful as you anticipated you try to find reasons why maybe it didn't come off for audiences as well as you would have liked."
"Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life."
"Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go."
"Don't dumb it down. The audience is smart and gets what you are doing."
"I think one of the major things a director has to do is to know his subject matter, the subject matter of his script, know the truth and the reality of it. That's very important."
"You know, people always think if you start out as a film editor, you shoot less footage. Actually, just the opposite is true. I tend to grab as much coverage as I can because as a former editor I know how important it is to have those few frames."
"I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern, where you take all that heat from critics. What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me."
"He can thread a needle with a well-turned phrase."
"Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve."
"A Mac is a closed box, so Apple can make decisions about things that they don't include. That makes, it in some ways, simpler for them."
"There are a couple of things that I'm sure people don't think are important, but I do. I don't like hair changes unless there's a reason for it. Clothing-I don't like to see an outfit worn more than one time in an hour-you can wear it again a few weeks later."
"Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with."
"I realistically eat every hour and 15 minutes. I watch the clock to see when I eat again. I'm almost upset that I'm not eating now."
"The Sand Pebbles has always been one of my favorite films, I suppose because its the most difficult film - from a physical and logistical standpoint - that I've ever made."
"My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker."
"I'm delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect."


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