Leadership is not for the faint of heart— Bill Hybels
Provocative Movie Business quotations
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.
My mom and dad - they were always there.
They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn't the end-all. They weren't out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about 'What can we do as a family.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
I don't blame the people for the fact that so many movies are bad.
I think there's a corrupt, perverted, lazy and sloppy attitude that's pervasive in the movie business. The whole entertainment business is kind of crumbling around us.
The movie business has always been like the wild-catting oil business. Everyone wants a gusher.
The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible.
So I'll play in bands and record and play songs with other people, but for me it's a form of expression that all I need is me. I don't need cameras or agents, I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
When you look at movies, the lead girl is always gorgeous and thin.
There is a stereotype that you need to look a certain way and when you get in the business you really feel the pressure.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
I have never had anything that I can remember in the business - and that includes all the movies and the stage shows and everything - that I didn't enjoy. I didn't like some of the small-time vaudeville, because we weren't going on and getting better. Aside from that, I didn't dislike anything.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
I'm gonna make sure everybody get their justice.
This the year for business, this the year for my book, this the year for the movie and this the year for getting even. I'm on my way.
It's very eclectic, the way one chooses subjects in the movie business, especially in the commercial movie business. You need to develop material yourself or material is presented to you as an assignment to direct.
There is, of course, a world of difference between cricket and the movie business ... I suppose doing a love scene with Racquel Welch roughly corresponds to scoring a century be fore lunch.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
When the first movie to show the anger people have about the war is a grade Z zombie movie, that tells you all you need to know about how afraid of ruffling anyone's feathers people in the movie business are today.
If there's anything disgusting about the movie business, it's the whoredom of my peers.
Trust the Universe. Trust and believe and have faith. I truly had no idea how I was going to bring the knowledge of The Secret onto the movie screen. I just held to the outcome of the vision, I saw the outcome clearly in my mind, I felt it with all my might, and everything that we needed to create The Secret came to us.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
For me the greatest source of income is still movies.
Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses - makes more money for me than making movies.
I fell in love with Bruce Lee after I watched his movies, and I wanted to become a kung-fu practicer, and I would like to be someone like Bruce Lee. That's why I learned kung-fu, and that's why I picked the wing chun style, because it's his style. That's why I decided to be an actor, to go into show business, because of him.
I've been around the movie business, so I can play it cool and all that, but when people are different they have that off thing about them. Their whole presence is just a little innocent, I think.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services - from movies to agriculture to national defense.
Life is not for the faint of heart.
We don't make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
Either get busy living or get busy dying.
You're lucky if you're in three great movies, or even one great movie.
I've been so lucky. But if you rely on the business to dictate whether you're happy, it gets really complicated. You just can't do that. There have been times in my life that I've done that, and I've found it depressing.
The geniuses who conduct the motion-picture business killed glamour when they decided that what the public wanted was not dream stuff, from which movies used to be made, but realism.
The average movie set is the least political arena on Earth.
Nobody bothers talking about politics because, one, we all love the job so much. You don't talk about current events. You talk about old show business stories and whether or not there's gonna be French onion dip at the craft services table that day.
Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Clause!
I left Mexico for artistic survival. If I had stayed, I would have been forced by the government, who control the movie business, to direct TV shows or commercials or infomercials for the government.
Horror found me. I got into the movie business to make westerns.
Focus on being productive instead of busy.
If you're good at something, never do it for free.
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business.
You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work.
In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I've mostly been successful.
Joy is the serious business of heaven.
Westerns was why I got into the business.
I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies.
Everyone is so preoccupied by youth. People talk about how the movie business is a microcosm of the bigger picture, or life imitating art, but the business is guilty for getting women out of the way.
You're not going to stay in business, the business of making movies very long because you need the resources in order to keep going. So you have to try and find a niche audience or some kind of audience that has the same likes, dislikes and aesthetic sensibilities that you have.
The views of the Earth are really beautiful.
If you've ever seen a space IMAX movie, that's really what it looks like. I wish I'd had more time just to sit and look out the window with a map, but our science program kept us very busy in the lab most of the time.
The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.