Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.— Angela Carter
Craziest Old Movie quotations
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
Think 'Game of Thrones.' In the old days, this sort of show might be considered bad writing. It doesn't really seem to be moving toward a crisis or climax, it has no true protagonist, and it's structured less like a TV show or a movie than a soap opera.
I've just grown a little disappointed with 'Muppets in the Old West', 'Muppets Under Water' and all these weird concept movies. I just want to go take it back to the early 80's, when it was about the Muppets trying to put on a show. That's what I'm trying to bring back.
I'm really proud of 'Moneyball.' To me, it's about feeling pride in a movie I made. I think when I'm an old man I'll be able to show it to my grandkids with pride. That's all I can really go for: making movies to please me.
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.
Know what you're talking about.
Objects of every sort are materials for the new art: paint, food, chairs, electric and neon lights, smoke, water, old socks, a dog, movies, a thousand other things which will be discovered by the present generation of artists.
There's an old saying that you don't ever finish a movie, you abandon it, and I really believe that. I never walk away from a take and pat myself on the back.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
I think a lot of African-American kids don't have fathers to teach them how to dress, so you end up being taught by pictures in magazine and movies. You see cowboys, Indians, old Hollywood films, Cary Grant. It has an effect on you.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
The disconnect between what's going on in schools and what's allowed to be shown in movies has gotten really bad because girls in junior high are having oral sex and getting bracelets for it, and in movies everybody's got to be 30 years old to have sex. It's very bizarre.
Old days won't open new doors.
A movie I must have seen 10 times is 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
' It's an old movie, but still such a beautiful message. If I had only one film I could take on my computer on a desert island, I would take 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull.'
I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen.
We're gonna try and bring on all the different aspects of horror movie making and bring on guests and show all these old '50's B movies. Not the real corny ones, the real cool ones.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life
In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better.
Old Rose: It's been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint.
The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
Old ways won't open new doors.
You know when you watch old movies, it's always the small parts you remember, the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air.
The comics of course, help the movies, because all of the comic fans want to see the movies. And the most amazing thing about it is these movies seem to appeal to young people, to old people, and to people all over the world. They're as popular in China and Latin America as they are here. That's really amazing and gratifying.
There are no “old” movies-only movies you have already seen and ones you haven't.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
New York was the glamorous town that you only see now in old movies and on Broadway stages. The sky was lit up with dancing neon signs. It was safe to walk out in the streets.
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.
Standardized testing has swelled and mutated, like a creature in one of those old horror movies, to the point that it now threatens to swallow our schools whole.
Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.
The liberal paradigm of regulation and license has led to a society where an 18-year-old girl has the right to public fornication in a pornographic movie - but only if she is paid the minimum wage.
I don't even know if it's possible, but if it were, I'd like to make those kinds of old movies where the women were articulate and intelligent and flawed and witty.
Poetry comes to me out of thin air or out of my unconscious mind.
It's sort of the way dreams come to us and the way that we get knowledge from them, through television, old movies, which I watch a lot of. Lines of dialogue suddenly seem to be part of a poem.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
I love the old movies from my past, when I was growing up.
I just have a special place in my heart for them. They kind of feel like comfort food to me, so watching them is just cozy and warm.
In the book, I tell the story of seeing old movies when I was young and acting out scenes at home. Now I get scripts, and I act them out.
It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
I have a daughter who's 11 years old.
Maybe she'll grow up independent and really really heavy and become a movie star and she'll play me in my life story.
A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys - they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys.
I love watching old movies anyway - I grew up with my mom watching old movies and being immersed in the history of old Hollywood.
I told my parents when I was three that I wanted to be in movies.
I don't know what I saw at three years old that would make me decide that's a job and I want to have that job. But I was very confident, very sure that's what I wanted to do. I didn't do anything about it. I didn't prove it to myself or anything. I just knew.
To be honest, I don't see myself acting forever.
I just can't imagine myself being a 70-year-old man fighting for roles. I would love to do small parts in my friends' movies or things that I'm directing myself. I do envision myself behind the camera as I get a little bit older.