quote by Stevie Smith

Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this.

— Stevie Smith

Floundering Woody quotations

There are, indeed, few merrier spectacles than that of many windmills bickering together in a fresh breeze over a woody country; their halting alacrity of movement, their pleasant business, making bread all day with uncouth gesticulation; their air, gigantically human, as of a creature half alive, put a spirit of romance into the tamest landscape.

I hated Woody Woodpecker and Scooby-Doo, but I was a cartoon freak.

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.

He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.

What I'm doing is basically the same as Bob Dylan did with folk songs and Woody Guthrie songs, the same as folk music's always done. I'm not going to sing about ploughing, but I'll write a song that sounds like it should be about ploughing.

Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear. I'm their biggest fan now!

Renaissance cowboy/raconteur Pop Wagner .

..deadpan funny ...his presence is like meeting Woody Guthrie and Will Rogers riding a single, many colored horse. Pop is a kind of 'textile genius' who is able to spin, at once, both yarn and rope.

In New York, you've got Donald Trump, Woody Allen, a crack addict and a regular Joe, and they're all on the same subway car.

Woody makes a movie as if he were lighting 10,000 safety matches to illuminate a city. Each one is a little epiphany: topical, ethnic, or political.

I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man.

It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is.

His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior.

All bad jazz sounds like Woody Woodpecker.

In the the late seventies and early eighties, I played background roles in thirty movies... Woody Allen movies, Scorsese films, you name it. Whatever was being shot in New York, I was doing stand-in and background work because I wanted to be close to the camera; I wanted to see what was going on.

Historically, Hollywood comedy has arrived in skinny envelopes.

From fence post Buster Keaton to herky-jerky Jerry Lewis to wiry nerve-bundle Woody Allen to hung-loose Richard Pryor to whippy contortionist Jim Carrey, its comics and clowns have tended to be sliced thin and bendable.

If Woody Guthrie set the bar for American songwriters, Bob Dylan jumped right over it. No one I know will ever come close to possessing the beauty of melody and the use of language that Dylan shares with us, with ease.

When Maimonides says that the Messiah will come but that 'he may tarry,' we see the origin of every Jewish shrug from Spinoza to Woody Allen.

Through movies, I have met nearly everyone I have wanted to, except Woody Allen.

Sometimes, when things go well on a set, or when you are working with somebody like Pedro Almodovar, Woody Allen, Rob Marshall or somebody so talented and so inspiring, it's really beautiful, what happens there.

I've always been attracted to sad. If you look at Woody Allen movies, he's often playing a sad clown, and it's always been interesting. And angry clown is even more interesting.

It was kind of scary because working with Woody Allen becomes sort of a big deal in your mind. He directs in that Woody Allen character some of the time - he has these idiosyncrasies that are really charming and funny.

I've worked with Woody Allen twice and he was like, "Whatever you want to change, it's up to you. If you want to change the words, make them your own."

I would love to have a long and serious conversation with the Pope.

And Woody Allen, whom I have never interviewed. Then, after those two? Steve Jobs.

I have two mini huskies called Woody Guthrie and Edison Guthrie.

Congratulations are in order for Woody Allen - he and Soon Yi have a brand new baby daughter. It's all part of Woody's plan to grow his own wives.

We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill.

The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.

I do not love the Sabbath, The soapsuds and the starch, The troops of solemn people Who to Salvation march. I take my book, I take my stick On the Sabbath day, In woody nooks and valleys I hide myself away. To ponder there in quiet God's Universal Plan, Resolved that church and Sabbath Were never made for man.

I'm so from the Woody Allen/Spike Lee school.

I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet. Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian.

Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there.

Scent is very important. Strong fragrances suit some men, while citrus types suit others. I like my men to smell fresh and woody, but also like a man.

Woody is so musical in his filmmaking.

I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely. He won't let you hit a false note.

Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today.

Woody Allen is kind of the one example I don't have.

Because the way he works and the amount of shooting time that I did on that film, I didn't really get to know him, so he kind of stays as "Woody Allen" to me.

Woody [Harrelson] and I actually worked together years ago on North Country.

So I felt completely at ease.

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