quote by Steve Kanaly

I had a traditional interview based on a phone call from an agent. He says there's a show and they would like to see you and its called Dallas. With very little knowledge I go over to this meeting at Warner Brothers.

— Steve Kanaly

Memorable Warner quotations

I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle;

I've been fighting so hard to have an education. It's been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros' pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.

I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.

(on Warner Brothers) This studio has more suspensions than the Golden Gate Bridge.

Locations are all tough, all miserable.

I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.


Independent films in this country are in the same position.

Miramax and Fine Line are not independent - they're with Disney! Come on. Or they're with Warner Brothers. They're all with somebody.

The Flaming Lips have been on Warner Bros.

forever, and certainly everything I heard growing up was on a major label in some way, from the Cure to Radiohead to Bjork.

I moved recently and I moved my cable and Internet and phone service which was all provided by Time Warner Cable. And you know, I made a plan with them where they'd come sometime between summer solstice and winter solstice and I would wait.

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 you go and you tell a studio and that it's an ensemble, that doesn't mean a lot to them. But, my hats off to Paramount and Warner Brothers, because when we told them that these were the kinds of people that we want to get, across the board, they were unbelieveably enthusiastic about it.


I've been lucky enough to be around some great coaches, all the way from Pop Warner to now.

I think more influential than Emily Dickinson or Coleridge or Wordsworth on my imagination were Warner Brothers, Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons.

The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words.

Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me.

My career at Warner Brothers consisted of one musical short subject.

I was running around in a bear skin. Very chic.

I was really disappointed that Warner Bros.

didn't think highly enough of my film or my filmmaking to ask me to make the new Superman.


If there was no Hollywood, no next movie, no deal at Warner Brothers, no place in Malibu or Venice, I would still be really happy.

If you're going to succeed, you've got to be like one of those punch-drunk fighters in the old Warner Bros. boxing pictures: too stupid to fall down, you just keep slugging and stay on your feet.

We're thrilled to expand our relationship, knowing that with the great team at the Music Group, Word, and Warner Bros., and with their proven record of excellence, we're looking ahead to an even brighter future for Curb.

Warner Bros offered me the next Batman, and the only reason that I didn't do it was because of The Saint.

Warner Bros. has talked about going out with low-cost DVDs simultaneously in China because piracy is so huge there. It will be a while before bigger movies go out in all formats; in five years, everything will.


That's a powerful lucky rabbit's foot.

I got the part in Gone With the Wind because of it. I got my Warner contract, thanks to it.

My first song was Hula Hoop Song, in 1955.

It was a novelty song. I had to find someway to reach out and it was with a novelty song. Now, all of my recording obligations have been taken care of. I made 14 albums for Warner Brothers. Five for United Artist before that.

America stopped making vinyl and phased out the single but Germany held out and refused. Warner's never phased out vinyl in Germany. Now America imports it!

I gave up on the big screen. The Witching Hour was at Warner Bros. for 10 years and it just didn't work out.

I was always involved in art and when I went under contract at Warner Bros.

at 18, it afforded me the possibility of never having to stop painting, never having to stop taking photographs and so on, and to actually live a cultural life.


I like the old-school Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons. I'm talking Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian!

Well, it's great to have a Sony Records or a BMG or a Warner Brothers pocketbook. Money is a challenge when you're funding your own start-up costs and everything. But I feel like it's doable. You just have to be very careful.

One of the things about working for an old school studio like Warner Bros.

is that there is an institutional culture and institutional memory, in terms of production design, camera work, and directors who understand how to do this kind of thing.

Warner Bros., where I spent pretty much most of my professional life, they continue to make a lot of movies but so many of the studios are pulling back.

I think that everyone who is going to really move up has got to go through some trauma...I'm much more respected in my new job, than I was as the head of the Warner Group, because I survived being thrown out the window, going splat on the concrete, and walking.


I'd always said never say never, because I knew that Warner Brothers wanted to do something with "Fantastic Beasts," and I did have kind of a yen to do that.

I'd like to own Intel... I'd like to own Microsoft... I'd love to have Warner Bros in my hip pocket.

One-hundred-ten years of history, great diversity, lots of new earnings drivers and I just became a grandpa - twins. And I'm buying JJ, Pfizer and Warner for their future college funds.

Most of the contract people at MGM stayed and stayed and stayed.

Why? Because the studio looked after them. Warner Brothers wouldn't - they were always spanking somebody or selling them down the river.

Time Warner has called and they want us all back on the couch, just consuming - not producing, not sharing - and we should say, 'No.'

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