Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.

Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer.

For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism;

but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.

I won't quit until I get run over by a truck, a producer or a critic.

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As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most, since I was a director originally.

Part of the advantage, and part of the result of trying to be a producer and director, are the practical things, you find. It's so advantageous to go to a place that you already have a feel for, a literal and spiritual familiarity.

Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people like to see a stock company of actors.

At that time, I was signed to Columbia Records as an Independent Producer.

I spent many weeks forming, auditioning, rehearsing and recording demos for Kenny, who was finally signed to Columbia Records.

Imagine the thrill for us going on the Ed Sullivan Show, especially when they told us it was the biggest show ever. I still remember one of the producer guys coming into our dressing room just before we went on and saying

What a country wants to make it richer is never consumption, but production.

Where there is the latter, we may be sure that there is no want of the former. To produce, implies that the producer de_sires to consume; why else should he give himself useless labor? He may not wish to consume what he himself produces, but his motive for producing and selling is the desire to buy. Therefore, if the producers generally produce and sell more and more, they certainly also buy more and more.

I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer.

An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.

Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it.

What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent.

The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the government of this country they have accepted and admitted.

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production;

and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.

I hope to be a producer, a musician, a painter, a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as many things as I can and see where it goes.

I do think I'm lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen.

I am an old, old friend of Aaron Sorkin's, who is the executive producer and writer. He had been talking about doing a political show for a long time and I had been interested in it for a long time. The moment I became available, he called me last year and asked me if I wanted to do it and then I just had to audition for the powers that be, and I got it.

What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.

Nobody taught Picasso how to paint - he learned for himself.

And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can't learn what's right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you.

If no producer, no movie.

If I was going to do anything, I'd be a producer, only because I'd like to have a say in what gets made and what doesn't.

I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me.

TV is very much a producer and writer or creator-driven machine in the States.

And I'm the kind of actor that needs to be pushed and have someone on my case a little bit, so I suffer from that.

The only thing they really get to pick is the single.

But I get to pick the producer, the songs on the record, the final masters, the artwork. Basically, I hand them a record.

I came home in the afternoon to sleep, and there was this e-mail from Comedy Central saying they were interested in having me be part of this new show called 'Jump Cuts'! So I called them right away, and the producer started laughing and said, 'We sent that e-mail one minute ago - you're so fast!'

When I was 17, my producer Rodney Jerkins was working with Michael Jackson at the time. He knew how much I wanted to meet Michael Jackson, so he says, 'Would you like to come and meet him?' I'm like, 'Are you serious? Of course I want to meet Michael Jackson! Where do I meet you? Where do we come?'

You know, when you're a producer, you're a bit of a lackey.

You're just making cups of tea and making sure they've got newspaper, stuff like that.

I'm a producer... I am a Hollywood producer. That is so weird. And it's not lame. But it's just like, how did that happen?

I'm thinking about a few weeks in Montreal to work with a producer I met there.

You know, what a producer does is one of the great mysteries in life, so anyone can be one.

I will never become a director or a movie producer.

I was always looking at picture directing because I didn't know what to do! You can't be a movie director without real preparation.

Food was always a big part of my life.

My grandfather was one of 14 kids, and his parents had a pasta factory, so as a kid, he and his siblings would sell pasta door to door. After he became a movie producer, he opened up De Laurentiis Food Stores - one in Los Angeles and one in New York.

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.

Texas has long been known as the nation's largest energy producer, but we are equally proud of our distinction as the nation's leading energy innovator.

We had some marvelous outtakes, but the producer had destroyed them all.

Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass, but he really knows how to treat his actors.

I just always want a new producer. I'm going to have a new producer on the next one. Because I'm the same person, and I feel like, I know I'm going to bring to it a certain sensibility that's me, and I want to have something different coming out on each album.

Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies - I have movies I'm developing, and things that I'm interested in.

I have come close to producing films.

But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance.

I can't wait to work for Rick Kaplan.

He's a great producer. I would host an infomercial if he would produce it.

It was immediately apparent that it was full of tricky ingredients to balance.

In fact, I found it very intriguing. What held me back from saying yes to the producer was that I wasn't sure who could play Truman.

He's a TV producer, a theatrical impresario, and he wants to be treated as Mr.

Windsor but when the going gets rough he wants to be treated like a member of the Royal Family.

What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means.

I still can't quite believe it. Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer, a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time.

I've already felt that I want to direct.

Being an executive producer is like the best job in the world because you make all these executive decisions and then you leave the money to other people. You don't have to be on set and counting beans.

The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop.

Our agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley continues to face historically low prices and producer income, as well as losses due to weather and other disasters.

If you're a producer, you always spend too much money because you want that shot - and you're willing to spend a bundle to get it.