quote by Darren Aronofsky

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was.

— Darren Aronofsky

Thrilling Doris quotations

Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, the voyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth. Joy, shipmates, joy.

I have a friend named Doris who argues, on good authority, that the single biggest cause of global warming is menopause.

As a dancer I couldn't outdance Ginger Rogers or Eleanor Powell.

As a singer I'm no rival to Doris Day. As an actress I don't take myself seriously...I'm the girl the truck drivers love.

They were grooming Doris Day to take over the top spot.

Jack L. Warner asked me to play her sister in one picture. I said, "Come on, Jack. No one could ever believe that I would have Doris Day for a sister."


When I had been a film critic for ten minutes, I treated Doris Day as a target for cheap shots. I have learned enough to say today that the woman was remarkably gifted.

One I'm deeply into is Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals.

" I was the only person in the US who hadn't read it.

I loved all those Doris Day visuals of her being a tomboy and then changing into this gorgeous girl in a ballgown.

Since Obama has expressed admiration for the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that Doris Kearns Goodwin paints in Team of Rivals, he could do the 16th president one better: He should name Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012. That would be both needed change and audacious.

Minerva save us from the cloying syrup of coercive compassion! What feminism does not need, it seems to me, is an endless recycling of Doris Day Fifties clichés about noble womanhood.


I was a pop-music junkie. My parents were into Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. They weren't too excited when I had Aretha or the Stones pumping.

We demand that the government of Canada force Stockwell Day to change his first name to Doris. "Why do this," you may ask? Because it'll be fun.

And, hey, I'm not under the illusion that everything's just going to be hunky-dory work-wise forever. I've never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow.

That’s what faith is, right?’ he says.

‘Believing in what can’t be known? Fall into my arms, Dori. I’ll catch you, every time, and I won’t let go.

I'm very hard on myself because I know how good my body can look.

Dorie has taught me to use less weight and more repetition so I don't become too muscular.


Jesus Christ! I would crawl over the mountains of Beverly Hills on my hands and knees if I could do a movie with Doris Day!

Oh Doris Lessing, my dear -- your Anna is wrong about orgasms.

They are no proof of love -- any more than that other Anna's fall under the wheels of that Russian train was a proof of love. It's all female shenanigans, cultural mishegoss, conditioning, brainwashing, male mythologizing. What does a woman want? She wants what she has been told she ought to want. Anna Wulf wants orgasm, Anna Karenina, death. Orgasm is no proof of anything. Orgasm is proof of orgasm. Someday every woman will have orgasms -- like every family has color TV -- and we can all get on with the real business of life.

I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.

Why don't you put that in the headline: 'He Only Did Three With Doris!' Set a lot of people straight.

You know, The Beach Boys' image is kinda like a group Doris Day, you know what I mean?


I was raised on The Beatles. I loved Led Zeppelin growing up. Judy Garland. Doris Day. That's where things began. I took a lot from the '60s and maybe from the '40s or '50s as well.

I walked out of the movie "Lincoln" and bought the book [of Doris Kearns Goodwin] at the bookstore next door.

It doesn't matter to me where Barack Obama goes.

If he wants to go to Hawaii because it's his home state, fine! Hunky-dory. Plastic banana, good-time rock 'n' roller dittos.

Some people know Rosa Parks, they know Daisy Bates in Arkansas, but every.

.. Ruby Doris Smith, Diane Nash, countless individuals.

I love Judy Garland, I love Doris Day, I love Marilyn Monroe.

I love everything that comes from that era. The music is just beautiful and powerful - and simple. That's what makes it so great.


Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals is instructive in painting a realistic portrayal of Lincoln and his methods for accomplishing his objectives. In fact, many good political biographies are useful in learning about power, strategy, and decision-making.

But me and my sister knew all the Doris Day and Frank Sinatra songs, too.

I'm always looking for insights into the real Doris Day because I'm stuck with this infatuation and need to explain it to myself.

Between the postwar fifties - domesticity, people happy to be alive after the Second World War, wanting to build a home, make a family, make a nest. Women were pushed back into the home after having been active in the Second World War. It was a big Doris Day moment for women, which didn't suit all women.

My generation had Doris Day as a role model, then Gloria Steinem--then Princess Diana. We are the most confused generation.


Sometimes I'm like Dory from Finding Nemo. I can't remember facts.

I'll remember this to my grave. We all walked into a room to see the screen tests. The first screen test was Marion Hutton's. Then came Janis Paige [who ended up with a part in the film]. Then on the screen came Doris Day. I can only tell you, the screen just exploded. There was absolutely no question. A great star was born and the rest is history.

I went down to London with the idea that I was going to do vocals over this crazy, crazy trip-hop digital beat. Within two or three months, I heard Hunky Dory by David Bowie and that changed me in one way, and I realized what I actually wanted was to have an E Street Band - individuals, not session musicians.

My last picture for Warners was Romance on the High Seas.

It was Doris Day's first picture; that was before she became a virgin.

If you make a feelgood film which is complete candyfloss, where everybody is good and everything is beautiful and hunky dory, it won't appeal to the audience.

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