Directed Quotes

Directed Quotes by Lee Hazlewood, Bryan Fogel, Sarah Paulson, Lawrence Bender, Stephen Fry, Mitt Romney and many others.

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Sweden was very nice. I did a lot of television. I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there.
Lee Hazlewood
I directed this movie ‘Jewtopia’ that was based on a show I wrote which played Off Broadway for a number of years. I was trapped in ‘Jewtopia’; it wasn’t the film I wanted to make.
Bryan Fogel
I started auditioning, and the first job I ever got was understudying Amy Ryan in ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’ on Broadway, directed by Daniel Sullivan. I was 18 years old.
Sarah Paulson
There are definitely strictly independent movies. ‘Gummo’ is one. Another is one I made, ‘Fresh,’ a $3 million movie which Boaz Yakin directed.
Lawrence Bender
Having been an actor and a writer for so long – 20 years or so – I felt that it would be daft to go to one’s grave without having directed. It’s a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
Stephen Fry
Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
Mitt Romney
I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called ‘The Last Good Time’. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn’t in it.
Bob Balaban
The Nobel prizes memorialize Alfred Nobel’s faith in the contribution that human thought, directed to science and art, can make to human welfare.
Herbert A. Simon
The vast majority of murdered whites are murdered by other whites. That’s why there’s no national outrage when a white person is killed by a black person: it’s not evidence of some underlying black violence problem directed against white people.
Ben Shapiro
I’m a strong believer in God. Always have been. I’ve always believed that he directed my path from the time I was a kid. He has always been my source of strength.
Philip Bailey
Well I actually came to shoot ‘Stranger Things’ straight from filming a movie called ‘Bridge of Spies,’ which is directed by Stephen Spielberg, so I was recommended to watch a bunch of his movies, like ‘E.T’ and stuff.
Noah Schnapp
The earth was probably born by accident; but, in accordance with one of the most general laws of evolution, scarcely had this accident happened than it was immediately made use of and recast into something naturally directed.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The current of emotion, which was formerly directed to gaining eternal bliss, is turned in socialism – in the same degree as the latter is permeated by evolutionism – towards the perfecting of earthly life.
Ellen Key
I’ve directed fragmentarily at the Herod Atticus, but never before a popular laiko unitals concert.
Mikis Theodorakis
The influence of John Hughes is fully felt in the melodrama ‘Donnie Darko.’ This first film written and directed by Richard Kelly is a wobbly cannonball of a movie that tries to go Mr. Hughes one better; it’s like a Hughes version of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Elvis Mitchell
‘Fast and Furious’ is the only franchise that I’ve directed that I did not create from scratch. So it definitely was an eye-opening experience for me coming to that world. I had to be respectful of the roles that had been established by the filmmakers before me, and I was cool with that.
James Wan
Mr. Clooney has directed six movies; five are set in the middle of the previous century. And ‘Suburbicon’ clarifies why. Race is a blind spot.
Wesley Morris
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
Billy Graham
No matter what, I’m in a very small club. There are very few women who have directed studio-level commercial films – very few.
Elizabeth Banks
You’re in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That’s one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
Francis Ford Coppola
These days, it’s more like me coming from playing a show and feeling the high from all the energies directed at me, to feeling a bit weird when I go home to the place where people know me from before all that.
Daniel Caesar
It was so satisfying for me – a great reward, just to see it done well. And it was beautifully directed by my daughter Susan Riskin. Imagine, a play about my mother directed by my daughter?!
Fay Wray
Noel Black, who directed ‘Pretty Poison,’ got me to play a film-making student in ‘Cover Me Babe.’ At least it wasn’t another tomboy.
Sondra Locke
The idea that the country should be led by white men goes back to antebellum slaveholders, who argued that the world was naturally divided between working drudges and elite leaders, who directed their workers and used the wealth the workers produced to promote progress.
Heather Cox Richardson
I got fired from a movie that ended up being called ‘Windows,’ which Gordon Willis, the cinematographer, directed. I got fired because he refused to cast Meryl Streep, who at the time was at Yale. I told him I thought he was an idiot, and he fired me.
Scott Rudin
Yes, I do realize that men in sports media also face criticism and backlash, but the vitriol that is directed at women, especially women of color, is far more severe.
Jemele Hill
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Jawaharlal Nehru
My freshman year, the hate was all directed toward Danny Ferry. And every year, there’s some new poor sucker at Duke who draws the ire of everybody.
Christian Laettner
All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
William Henry Harrison
A few months ago, a friend emailed to simply ask, ‘Do you get a piece of this?’ The message included a link to a site selling T-shirts emblazoned with ‘Directed by Robert B. Weide.’ My wife soon ordered two.
Robert B. Weide
People talk a lot about, ‘You’re a Disney princess! You’re Cinderella!’ and this and that. But for me, it’s all about the fact that I worked with Cate Blanchett and was directed by Kenneth Branagh. That’s the ‘Cinderella’ story for me.
Lily James
I had directed a short film called ‘Girvhi’ earlier, on child labour. It was a fictional story. At that time, I realised I could direct a film if given a chance.
Soni Razdan
Once you get within a few weeks of the show and it becomes WrestleMania season, the energy starts picking up, and the energy feels different. You can feel it in the air, and every show means a little bit more, and everything is a little more focused and directed. Everything’s directing toward that day of WrestleMania.
Dean Ambrose
Essentially, my parents directed me in the right path. They were all for me turning professional and starting that journey as a family with my golf career.
Tony Finau
I still think of Columbia as one Rita Hayworth movie a year, or maybe one a year directed by Frank Capra in the ’30s. To see how many really outstanding movies Columbia made, and all together, is kind of eye-opening.
Robert Osborne
I’ve directed a couple of times in the theater, but I wouldn’t make a habit of it because it’s too consuming.
Brian Cox
I love acting and directed. And Jonathan loved magic. Whatever we were passionate about, our parents supported us.
Drew Scott
In the time since I’ve done ‘Bad Teacher,’ I’ve produced an independent movie and directed two pilots. So I love to do all different types of things.
Jake Kasdan
I met Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu years ago during my college days, and I was in charge of international promotion of this movie festival he was invited to as part of the jury, and then he saw my work on a short film that was directed by a friend of mine.
Edgar Ramirez
There is no evidence of any kind except that is directed toward Oswald.
John Sherman Cooper
David Boreanaz is actually a very good director and he directed one of our episodes. Excellent director, knew exactly what he wanted. We never had long days with David. He was great, he knew exactly what he wanted and he’s a fantastic director.
Michael Clarke Duncan
I should have directed more but I am a lazy person and have taken a backseat.
Randhir Kapoor
My experience has been that actors always want to be directed.
John Wells
A great deal of my energy is directed toward battling the Los Angeles Animal Regulation Department.
Amanda Blake
But if one could go back in time, I’d love to have been directed by Howard Hawks, who’s one of my great heroes. One of the greatest directors there ever was. He directed probably one of the greatest westerns of all time in ‘Rio Bravo’.
Stephen Fry
Steven Spielberg had a tremendous influence on me through his early stuff. ‘E.T.’, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ – ‘Jaws,’ I think, is one of the most beautifully directed films ever.
Jeff Nichols
All labour is directed towards producing some effect.
Alfred Marshall
I wrote my first play as extra credit for my fourth grade English class. ‘Can Helen Stop Smoking’ was a satire on the ill effects of cigarette smoking. My friend Vicki Haugabrook played as Helen and I directed the show. At the time, my brother Vince was leading the campaign to get our grandmother to quit.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah
My heart’s toward youth ministry, but I don’t know. I never would have thought I would have written a book. And God kind of directed that. So we’ll see what the next is.
Tony Dungy
Some of our favorite films are obviously not written by the person who directed it. And yet a ‘Taxi Driver,’ or some Nicholas Ray movie, like ‘In a Lonely Place,’ seems so personal or obsessive or whatever.
Richard Linklater
Especially as a director on ‘West Wing,’ I directed a lot of different things in a lot of different ways and really stretched my wings.
Alex Graves
I myself have been the victim of some absolutely horrific speech throughout the years; I know how bad it can make you feel – and yet, I still believe firmly that no words directed at me could ever feel worse than having to worry about losing my right to use my own.
Kat Timpf
The whole tone now of TV is under 35 and directed toward males.
Sharon Gless
The commonly accepted definition of terrorism is that it is politically motivated violence directed at civilians by entities other than a state. These kind of attacks can come from the far right, the far left, racists of every stripe, as well as jihadists.
Peter Bergen
Well, I think that when you direct a movie or write it. And in the case of the two movies I did, I wrote and directed, they occupy a special place for you.
Sean Penn
I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
William Henry Harrison
I have never directed. But I think I could. I have thought about it. I’m a bit long in the tooth to start.
Angela Lansbury
And I didn’t grow up wanting to be a director. I grew up wanting to be a writer, so for me, that was always the goal – to be a novelist, not a screenwriter. And I think, again, if I didn’t have the novels, maybe I’d be much more frustrated by not having directed yet.
David Benioff
For female directors, there’s a whole other set of things we have to think about, particularly when we are casting men, because there are some actors who have never been directed by a woman. Crew members, too.
Ava DuVernay
I’ve just made a cancer drama, called ‘Now Is Good,’ directed by Ol Parker and starring Dakota Fanning. We filmed in Brighton and it’s about a girl dying of leukemia, although it’s not as depressing as it sounds.
Kaya Scodelario
Guilt is anger directed at ourselves – at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others – at what they did or did not do.
Peter McWilliams
If you ever ask me what my all-time dream character is, my answer will be Mia Tansen, the great composer-musician in Hindustani classical music. And ideally, the film should be directed by a person like Bhansali who is a great director and has a marvellous sense of classical music.
Jackie Shroff
If I can have the opportunity to go into an editing room, it’s like the golden ticket for me. All I want is to learn about everything else in the filmmaking process. I just directed a music video which just came out and that’d sort of be the area of the field that I’m going to move into, I hope.
Nikki Reed
In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
Ralph Adams Cram
I will watch any film directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Shweta Tripathi
So much of what you see now in Hollywood is written and directed by committee, and you can see it.
Trey Parker
There have been things over the years that didn’t work. ‘Body Of Lies,’ directed by Ridley Scott, which I did with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, is a really tight action thriller, but when it opened in the U.S. it was number two to ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua.’
Mark Strong
I directed a half hour comedy pilot, ‘Upgrade,’ and had one of the best times ever! I had such a great time directing; I would love to get to direct another project.
Daniella Alonso
New-Year’s Day arriving, and the ministers, to whom I wrote, remaining silent, I consider their silence as evidence, that they cannot prove what I said not to be from the Lord, and have therefore published as I was directed.
Joanna Southcott
Do whatever you’re directed to do, and leave the rest of that technical stuff up to the director.
Dennis Farina
I feel that Christian music is a subculture directed towards the Christians. It’s not really being exposed to non-Christians and it’s not really created for non-Christians, so non-Christians almost never hear any of this music.
Larry Norman
‘Get Out,’ of course, is the surprise hit movie that Peele wrote and directed about a black man named Chris, who discovers that his white girlfriend’s family is running a nasty racist conspiracy.
Wesley Morris
As I go through life, I can see why my mother directed me that way, or why my father counseled me in that way. But some things you’re open to when you’re young, and some things you need to find out for yourself. I think that that’s pretty universal.
Patti Smith
War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter.
Carl von Clausewitz
As soon as I walk down that sticky six-mile patterned carpet that welcomes you at Heathrow, I buy the Sunday papers and read the fashion supplements cover to cover. Even though hardly a single word in them seems directed at any male who ever lived, I find them compulsive reading.
Douglas Hodge
I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
William Henry Harrison
The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.
John Adams
The economic sanctions against Russia are madness, directed against a neighboring and friendly market.
Matteo Salvini
But I did on projects that I produced, that I directed, that I acted in because it was important. I want to be a filmmaker. I don’t want to be an actor who directs, I want to be a director. I want to be a filmmaker. So that’s a big difference.
Eriq La Salle
I was an integral part of school plays. And when I was in the ninth standard, Om Shivpuri directed me in a play called ‘The Miser.’ It was a huge hit.
Alok Nath
I wish I could have a recurring role on ‘Modern Family’. I think ‘Modern Family’ is the best comedy on television. It’s extremely well written, extremely well acted and directed.
Patti LuPone
When I was a young lad just out of college at the North Carolina School of the Arts, I directed several plays that I wrote. It was essential theater, meaning we had no money, so our set may be six stools and two chairs and eight cream pies.
Peter Hedges
One of my favourite films is called ‘Lacombe Lucien,’ directed by Louis Malle. The lead character in that film, like the lead characters in many ’70s and ’80s films, has a moral ambiguity to him.
Joe Cornish
All of the things I’ve directed, I’m really emotionally close to. That’s why I choose to direct them and spend years on them.
Nicholas Stoller
I love to produce, and I’ve directed two short films.
Kirsten Dunst
I’ve always been an actor, a lowly actor without power, so I’ve never been corrupted. I’ve never even directed.
Laura Fraser
The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23, and that was the greatest thing that could have happened.
M. Night Shyamalan
Most actors who direct do it because they’ve been directed by so many bad directors.
Adrian Pasdar
‘The Homesman’ is a really interesting movie that Tommy Lee Jones directed.
Marco Beltrami
I like to work, and I worked for years as a camera person before I directed.
Patty Jenkins
‘To the Bone’ is autobiographical. It’s written and directed by a woman; it’s starring all women, apart from me and Keanu, who are in lesser parts, and it’s produced by women.
Alex Sharp
A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.
Henry A. Wallace
‘Divergent,’ directed by Neil Burger, displayed an admirable seriousness and some grim verve in laying out the boundaries of novelist Veronica Roth’s dystopia – six segregated but ostensibly harmonious regions defined by their inhabitants’ skills.
Richard Corliss
Most of the approaches to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, have been directed at trying to resolve the most complex problems, like refugees and Jerusalem, which is akin to building the pyramid from the top down.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Al-Qaida became the new Soviet Union, and in the process, Bin Laden became a demonic, terrifyingly powerful figure brooding in a cave while he controlled and directed the al-Qaida network throughout the world. In this way, a serious but manageable terrorist threat became grossly exaggerated.
Adam Curtis
I love nothing better than a dirty cartoon. I think that it’s really, really funny to see adult themes in a genre that’s usually directed towards children.
John DiMaggio
There’s something very strange about associating me with that prize. I had hoped for it in a more directed way as a journalist. Somehow as a journalist you know there are Pulitzers out there and you can work hard and get one. To win it for Fiction seems unbelievable.
Jennifer Egan
We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
John Desmond Bernal
I wholeheartedly support the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for a democratic, free and just society where the rule of law prevails without corruption or government violence directed against citizens.
Marcy Kaptur
I have made movies on education and dance, have directed and choreographed legends of Bollywood. Now, I want to make a movie on martial arts. I myself am a black belt, so I am looking forward to do something on this.
Remo D’Souza
After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government.
C. L. R. James
I think when the president of the United States calls for military action, he should do it for a united people, especially when the methods have been so cruel, so explicitly directed at Americans.
Henry Kissinger
I usually do about five cuts as a director. I haven’t ever directed a film where I haven’t made five passes through the movie, and that takes a long time.
Steven Spielberg
Women consume, and they must be directed what to consume, or they may identify you as lunch.
John Patrick Shanley
For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me.
Andrei Sakharov
I’ve directed web series, music videos, film shorts, and theater. It’s just a hat I put on.
Malik Yoba
Count Dracula had directed me to go to the Golden Krone Hotel, which I found, to my great delight, to be thoroughly old-fashioned, for of course I wanted to see all I could of the ways of the country.
Bram Stoker
I’ve had albums out since the 1970s. I was in a musical, ‘The Boy Friend,’ directed by Ken Russell, and I was on Broadway in ‘My One And Only’ with Tommy Tune, so I’ve always been a singer, but I suppose people think of my modelling more.
As far as I know, there is only one other director who was a stuntman – guy named Chuck Bail who directed ‘Gumball Rally.’ Doing stunts isn’t exactly a common path to directing.
Hal Needham
I think that’s what keeps you grounded – having your own life that’s not directed by your job.
Phil Daniels
When you’ve written a film and directed it and it comes out exactly as you imagined it, it’s pretty boring.
Christopher McQuarrie
I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.
Christopher Columbus
I had racially prejudiced comments directed at me on different blogs. People think that just because you’re in the spotlight, you’re fair game. It’s hard, and I don’t think you’re ready at any age for it. Thankfully, I have some great fans who got me through it.
Kat Graham
Racism is one of the worst forms of torture because it’s directed at something you never asked for and something you can’t change.
Paolo Nutini
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Alfred North Whitehead
Go out and make something that reflects your interests, your taste, and your ideas. No one will pay you to make something until you have a few things you can show that you’ve directed. I got my start by making short films on my own.
Joseph Kosinski
I think every director’s different. Every director’s got his own style. I mean, when I directed, I basically just screamed for eight hours a day, twelve hours a day.
Michael Biehn
I have directed Amitabh in four films – ‘Kaalia,’ ‘Shahenshah,’ ‘Main Azad Hoon’ and ‘Major Saab’ – and we have always been hand-in-glove.
Tinnu Anand
I feel like I’ve made good friends with people I’ve worked with, but in terms of lasting inspiration, it is probably Matthew Vaughn who directed ‘Kingsman’ who’s been really supportive, loyal to me, and been a really good person to work with.
Taron Egerton
Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and was the family comedy king through the ’80s and ’90s – ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ ‘Home Alone,’ etc. – has acquired rights to ‘The Cypress House’ and is working on the script himself, with intent to direct.
Michael Koryta
After the success of ‘Smokey,’ my profit participation only went up on future movies I directed.
Hal Needham
The two most exciting things for me to get to work on ‘The Wolverine’ was getting to work with James Mangold, the director who directed ‘3:10 to Yuma’ and ‘Walk the Line’ as well as getting to work with Hugh Jackman.
Will Yun Lee
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
Friedrich August von Hayek
I did direct quite a bit when I was in school, and I directed some television afterwards.
Lee Unkrich
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
Carl Sandburg
David Benioff can hardly be classified as an underdog. The 2002 film adaptation of his first novel, ‘The 25th Hour,’ was directed by Spike Lee and starred Edward Norton.
Jonathan Miles
In Europe, it is not so unusual for directors to move between opera, theatre, and film, and I have at least three girlfriends I can think of who have directed in all three genres.
Phyllida Lloyd
It’s always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don’t come true?
Samantha Bond
It’s one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I’d be directed in a love scene – not even a love scene because it’s kind of a hard-core sex scene because it’s kind of just purely played for this carnal venting.
Thomas Haden Church
I’m not joking – it’s a top-three dream of mine to be on a comedy on HBO and to have it directed by Mike Judge and Alec Berg, and then on top of that, have it be with friends, two of them I’ve known for 10 years.
Thomas Middleditch
Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery.
Jane Goldman
A lot of the films I’ve done have links to other movies that I’ve directed in the past.
Kenneth Branagh
It’s irrelevant who or what directed a movie; the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don’t.
Kathryn Bigelow
After I directed, when I went back to being an actor, I was like, ‘God, this is the life!’ Because you only have to concentrate on one thing.
Campbell Scott
One good thing I’d like to say about divorce is that it sometimes makes it possible for you to be a much better wife to your next husband because you have a place for your anger – it’s not directed at the person you’re currently with.
Nora Ephron
Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live.
Isaac Rosenberg
I worked with Nick Hurran when I was 15 and had to remind him of this. I did a drama for ITV which he directed.
Jonathan Bailey
Sit down at your computer or open your nearest mobile device and Google these words: ‘Directed by.’ What’s the first predictive text that comes up? Martin Scorsese? Quentin Tarantino? Ingmar Bergman? Chances are the first name Google suggested was Robert B. Weide. That’s me. Sort of.
Robert B. Weide
One night, I just woke up and I went, ‘Killing Jesus.’ And I believe, because I’m a Catholic, that comes from the Holy Spirit. My inspiration comes from that. And so I wrote ‘Killing Jesus’ because I think I was directed to write that.
Bill O’Reilly
I signed ‘Lucknow Central’ because it was a story I wanted to be part of. I still stand by the fact that it was a well written, well directed film with some great performances.
Diana Penty
‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ is a British comedy-drama directed by John Madden. The film is based on the 2004 novel, ‘These Foolish Things’, by Deborah Moggach.
Tena Desae
I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.
Maria Monk
I wrote and directed a movie called ‘Two-Bit Waltz.’
Clara Mamet
I’ve written all of my songs, I directed all my videos. Every part of what I’ve done for music, from the visuals to the business, I did it. And I’m really proud of that.
Princess Nokia
I was used to theatre classes. I studied with my mother; she was a theatre teacher and directed, too, so it was very family-like. Then I studied with a great teacher in Paris, and she was wonderful; she pushed me, but she was a warm soul.
Juliette Binoche
Who directed the video ‘No More Drama’ for Mary J. Blige. I was actually kickin’ with J. Lo talking about some music that we’re gonna put together, and we were talking about great directors. She said she really, really liked that video and was wondering who directed it, so yeah, I looked it up!
When I directed my first short – ‘American Virgin’ – I had no idea if I could actually do it. Like, I might just get onto set, have everyone look at me and just completely freeze and have no idea what to do. But pretty much the opposite of that happened. I was like a fish diving into the sea.
Tamzin Merchant
It is easy to predict that some of the discoveries of research directed towards Grand Challenges – but only the most unexpected ones, and at the most unexpected times – will be the basis of revolutionary improvements in the way that we exploit the power of our future computing devices.
Tony Hoare
Sometimes directors may not give you words, you know? They may not talk at all! You’ve just got to use your radar to figure out how you can get to the center and not lose yourself, but still be directed at the same time.
Faith Prince
I was directed because I knew I wanted to be a novelist, but I didn’t have a very good job or a way of getting published. I found those years to be among the most difficult of my life.
Jeffrey Eugenides
I always sang in church always was in a gospel choir and directed choirs and always performed, but I never thought of it as a powerful thing.
Charles King
Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who had directed all his energies toward strengthening the Palestinians hatred toward Israel, Arafat could not afford to make peace.
Natan Sharansky
I directed a piece of theater in Italy. We took nine fables from the town and we created a play.
Vincent Schiavelli
Well I directed a few feature length things for HBO in the late eighties.
Harry Shearer
The United States should not engage in tit-for-tat polemics directed at its most important allies. That is as demeaning as it is destructive.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
I’ve followed Gary Oldman his whole career… I’ve watched the movies he’s directed, like ‘Nil by Mouth’ – I’ve seen that five times!
Joel Kinnaman
I would love to be directed by more women.
Melissa McCarthy
In Scotland, Catholics have raised their voices against sectarianism and intolerance directed against the Church. Clearly, these actions show that freedom of religious expression, a basic human right, is not upheld in our midst as widely and as completely as it should be.
Keith O’Brien
I’ve been in the director’s chair for ‘Battlestar Galactica’ since its first season. I directed the only comedy that’s ever been done in Galactica history.
Edward James Olmos
In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital.
C. L. R. James
Groups like the NAACP, The Anti-Defamation League, NOW and GLAAD, will respond to derisive language directed at their constituents. The price paid by those who cavalierly chose to verbally disrespect the dignity of African Americans, Jews, women and homosexuals is steep.
John C. McGinley
Hollywood usually doesn’t have strong woman in films like that, and it’s stupid, so for the most part they’re usually being directed and written by men.
Ryan Gosling
I was in a play directed by my father, and I was doing a fight scene, and the choreography went haywire, and I flew backward over a chair and ripped my thumb all the way to my wrist and had to have surgery to sew up all the tendons in there.
Jeremy Piven
I did a play back in 2005 called ‘The Pillowman,’ which Martin McDonagh directed, in which, at the very end of the run, I caught a case of shingles. I had something burst on my forehead, so I actually have a mark on my forehead from that experience. But it’s also an internal mark as well.
Michael Stuhlbarg
I wasn’t exactly sure where I wanted to take my music and how I wanted to be portrayed, and it was sort of, not done for me, but more directed.
Cody Simpson
I’ve been directing for 25 years almost, and I’ve only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful.
Harold Ramis
I’ve scored all the movies that Jacques Audiard has directed. It’s a long love story between us, trying to find a voice that would belong to his films only.
Alexandre Desplat
I played the role of Mitro in ‘Mitro Marjaani’ which was directed by Mr. B. M. Shah and it was really amazing because for the first time in Indian theatre, was a woman portraying someone who is bold about her physical needs and is proud of her body.
Himani Shivpuri
I guess once you’ve been acting for a long time, you glean the great bits of good directors and the bad bits from other directors, and you know the way that you would like to be directed.
Luke Evans
Writers don’t make good spouses. When I am writing, I’m not a good wife. I shut myself away, and all my emotions are directed towards what I’m trying to write.
Claire Tomalin
I do regret that when I went to college, I didn’t have a liberal arts education. I got a BFA in musical theater, so it was a very directed toward what I was doing. I wish that I had expanded my horizons a little bit.
Heather Dubrow
I did ‘Daddy’ when I was 17 years old. My father, Mahesh Bhatt, directed the movie, and he cast me.
Pooja Bhatt
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
Albert Schweitzer
I first met Kim Dae Jung when he was a Korean dissident whose life was threatened by the military regime ruling in Seoul. I was Ronald Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, and Kim was directed to me because the East Asia Bureau at the State Department had long shunned him.
Elliott Abrams
When I directed the ‘Ring’ cycle at the Metropolitan Opera in New York recently, there were people texting all through the show. But theatre isn’t a communication device: it’s a communion.
Robert Lepage
What we really need is compassion of the mind – compassion for others that is directed intelligently and produces truly compassionate results.
Harry Browne
I’ve directed seven movies and know a thing or two about dealing with unexpected crises.
Penny Marshall
The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling… How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do?
Josephine Baker
I think I subconsciously knew you needed life experience to direct, and the best films are directed by people who have really lived, with exceptions like Orson Welles, who just burst out of the gate. There are prodigies like that, but for me, personally, I thought I needed life experience.
Reed Morano
While my megalomania knows no bounds, directing is one thing I have never really done. I directed a couple of plays. That was the extent of it.
W. Earl Brown
It is reasonable that forces directed toward bodies depend on the nature and the quantity of matter of such bodies, as happens in the case of magnetic bodies.
Isaac Newton
Oh, come off it, I’ve only directed three plays for the RSC.
Edward Hall
Women should use pain medication only as directed and talk with their doctor about all drugs they’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. Store prescription drugs in a secure place and properly dispose of them as soon as treatment is over. And never share prescription drugs with anyone else.
Tom Frieden
Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.
Ivan Chermayeff
I have no style. There are certain people who just have a visual sense that defines their work. You could probably watch 30 seconds of anything they do and you’ll know exactly who directed it. I don’t have that skill.
J. J. Abrams
‘Imitation Girl’ is a feature written and directed by Natasha Kermani. She’s one of the founders of Illium Pictures who co-produced ‘Pod.’
Lauren Ashley Carter
The key to a resilient global recovery, where growth in each country advances growth in every country, is action directed at supporting demand at home.
Lael Brainard
I think you can be smart and directed and focused, without being obnoxious, and get plenty done.
Bill de Blasio
Being an actor, you know what it feels like to be directed, so when the chance comes for you to direct someone else, you know how to approach an actor without scaring them off, without making them clam up, without making them feel insecure, without getting them in their head.
Camila Morrone
Lee Marvin was my godfather and a very close friend of my father’s. My father directed the very successful ‘Point Blank’ in which Lee Marvin starred.
Charley Boorman
What government has been doing, we’ve got major programmes now, of billions of pounds, which are directed by central government into these areas of deprivation.
John Prescott
I don’t think anyone would object to Facebook selling ads or having ads directed at me, as long as people didn’t think those ads were manipulated by personal data.
Ro Khanna
The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.
David Icke
I’ve directed a fair amount of television series – so I’m always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I’m trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying.
Bob Balaban
I have 800 books of just Samuel Beckett’s work, tons of his correspondence, personal letters that he wrote. I have copies of plays he used when he directed, so all of his handwritten notes are in the corners of the page.
John Larroquette
I directed a movie and now, I’m going to do the editing.
Salma Hayek
I love being directed, and I feel so grateful to be able to get to work with some of the directors I’ve worked with.
Sheryl Lee
To a mind like mine, restless, inquisitive, and observant of everything that was passing, it is easy to suppose that religion was the subject to which it would be directed; and, although this subject principally occupied my thoughts, there was nothing that I saw or heard of to which my attention was not directed.
Nat Turner
I’m a writer and director. And the movie I’ve seen a million times is ‘Coming Home,’ directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jon Voight, Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern.
Jonathan Levine
I went to university in the north of England at University of Birmingham to do an English literature degree, and I knew I could do extracurricular stuff with theater and drama. I started a theater company, called Article 19, and I did it with a bunch of friends. I wrote and directed plays. I had a radio show.
Tom Riley
A boycott is directed against a policy and the institutions which support that policy either actively or tacitly. Its aim is not to reject, but to bring about change.
John Berger
I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it’s true. If I didn’t like that, I’d do something else.
Catherine Deneuve
The climax of ‘Johny Mera Naa,’ it’s one of the best climaxes ever written, ever directed. If I ever wanted to remake a movie, I’d try to do this one, just for the climax.
Farah Khan
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.
Chuck Jones
All my freakouts have been pretty private and directed at family pets and/or people I have been dating for too short a time to freak out at in that way.
Lena Dunham
I acted when I was young, but at 19, I had my own theater company where I acted but also directed. I also did some theater in Los Angeles. So I was always wanting to direct, even before I became an established actor.
Rob Reiner
When I directed the pilot for ‘Smallville,’ I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. ‘Arrow’ is a different show – darker and harder-edged – but it’s the same core idea.
David Nutter
I’ve also directed, shot, and edited several music videos.
Richard King
Jack Bender is a real actor’s director. Because he was an actor, and because he directed theater, he really enjoys that process.
Michael Emerson
I’ve never directed an opening episode of ‘GoT’ before, until season 8, but I think it’s really important to make a splash. You have to reset the table, put everyone back in their place, you have to take them to their next position. But you have to entertain, that’s what’s most important.
David Nutter
We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg’s great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.
Robert M. Hutchins
Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone.
Elizabeth Fry
I was lucky to work with Gamechanger Films, who are a consortium of investors financing films directed by women. This is a company that puts their money where their mouth is.
Karyn Kusama
‘Scary Movie’ was a different type of comedy than I’m used to. I’ve mostly done sitcoms, so working with David Zucker, who wrote the film and who directed the last two ‘Scary Movie’s and ‘Airplane’ and ‘Naked Gun,’ was a lot of help.
Ashley Tisdale
The American claim that the bombing of North Vietnam was directed against military targets does not withstand direct investigation.
Noam Chomsky
All of the significant art of today stems from Conceptual art. This includes the art of installation, political, feminist and socially directed art.
Sol LeWitt
A play is not a play until it’s performed, and unless it’s a one-person play that is acted, directed and designed by the author, many other people will be deeply involved in the complicated process that leads to its performance.
Terry Teachout
Well, the first two movies of any size that I did were a movie called ‘Everybody’s All American’ that Taylor Hackford directed – I was pretty diva on that – and then ‘Pretty Woman,’ which is probably my first real breakthrough.
James Newton Howard
Early in your career, you feel like there is a formula, a path you have to take. You have to do this movie because this person directed it and you have to be associated with these people. In some ways, I have thrown that out.
James Marsden
A cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s agenda has been to promote domestic energy production, create jobs and improve economic growth, and he has directed federal agencies to replace or repeal burdensome and outdated regulations that stand in the way of these objectives.
Andrew R. Wheeler
I don’t think there’s a part that I’ve played or something I’ve written or directed that hasn’t smacked of ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’ It’s the film all roads lead to for me.
Zawe Ashton
Henceforth, language studies were no longer directed merely towards correcting grammar.
Ferdinand de Saussure
Men directors somehow think it’s great to show heroes all unkempt and ungroomed. You’d be able to smell the hero’s aftershave lotion if a woman directed him.
Suhasini Maniratnam
I’ve been directed by other actors, and being an actor doesn’t make you a good director.
Laurie Metcalf
‘Tommy’ was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. I was 14. It wasn’t ‘the show’ that started that flame in me or anything, but it did excite me in a way no other show had. I’d never seen a show so brilliantly cast and directed.
Josh Young
I really loved ‘Fast Five.’ I thought it was a brilliant movie. I thought it was so well done, well directed. The action sequences were really well thought out. It looked fantastic.
Luke Evans
My Ready-Mades have nothing to do with the ‘objet trouve’ because the so-called ‘found object’ is completely directed by personal taste. Personal taste decides that this is a beautiful object and is unique.
Marcel Duchamp
I have directed all of my cabinet to work to prepare a transition plan for the incoming administration.
Scott McCallum
John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept.
Donald Pleasence
I’ve done five films directed by women. I did like it. They had qualities, particularly in the romantic tenderness of scenes. I felt sometimes they were a little bit soft, but maybe they were clever to get the guys working the way they wanted them to.
Jacqueline Bisset
No one was jumping up and saying, ‘Yeah, let me give you money.’ I had never held a camera in my hand – a home video camera, nothing. I had not directed.
Joey Lauren Adams
Poor people have to pay high rents to marriage halls for conducting functions like wedding. Therefore, to benefit them, I have directed constructing ‘Amma Marriage Halls.’
J. Jayalalithaa
One year, I went to Cannes with the film ‘The Indian Runner’ that Sean Penn directed. Everyone else in the film was all the same height, and on the red carpet, when they were taking photos, none of them would stand next to me, and I totally got it.
David Morse
Never met Levinson. Ever. He directed those American Express spots for us for Seinfeld, and I was off on some guest spot that I didn’t even want to do… and I got talked into doing it.
Patrick Warburton
It is impossible to anticipate all of the misdeeds engendered by the universal conflict of human passions. They multiply at a compound rate with the growth in population and the interlacing of particular interests that cannot be directed with geometrical precision towards the public utility.
Cesare Beccaria
There have been huge Muslim demonstrations against cartoons depicting Muhammad and any other perceived insult against Islam. But I am unaware of a single demonstration of Muslims against Muslim terror directed at non-Muslims.
Dennis Prager
It is true that I got recognition. But however good the comedies are, nobody will accept a good comedy director as a good director. That is the sad part of it. Nobody knows who directed the ‘Laurel and Hardy’ movies. They know only Laurel and Hardy. Directors will never get a good name if they direct a comedy film.
Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn’t a really challenging part for me. I’m not critical of the film: I just don’t think I gave a very interesting performance.
David Thewlis
I love to be directed. They can trust me and go.
Jeff Goldblum
To win Best Director at Sundance was beyond anything I could have imagined for myself. It’s still an incredible feeling to know I won. But as happy as I am about winning, I also know many other women of color have directed amazing films over the years that were equally deserving and didn’t win.
Ava DuVernay
Many people compare the agitation of MNS with Shiv Sena because of the mode of agitation. But the main difference is that while Shiv Sena launched an agitation for the poor Marathi unemployed youth, the agitation of MNS is directed against the ‘goondaism’ of North Indians.
Raj Thackeray
I would like to have directed Hollywood musicals in the ’40s and ’50s.
Matthew Bourne
I’m very laid-back, and I meet people just by accident – never through agencies or anything like that. I met Paul Morrissey, who directed me in ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein,’ on a plane from Rome to Munich. He asked for my telephone number and wrote it in his passport.
Udo Kier
I’m very proud of ‘That Kind of Woman’ with Sophia Loren, directed by Sidney Lumet, and I loved doing ‘Gunman’s Walk’ because I finally got to play a bad guy.
Tab Hunter
The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors’ possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
Peter Stuyvesant
I directed Bebe Neuwirth in ‘Here Lies Jenny’ at the Post Street Theatre. I was gobsmacked – the audiences were extremely knowledgeable, affectionate, interested, and not cynical.
Roger Rees
I don’t much like being directed. I enjoy being allowed to play.
Christopher Walken
There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
Robert Osborne
We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.
The movie I’ve seen a million times is ‘Steel Magnolias,’ directed by Herbert Ross, starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts.
Queen Latifah
I had been a real problem child, but once I got into acting, my parents never had any more trouble with me because all of that energy was directed in a positive way.
Patricia Richardson
Always when I directed the play, I was always trying to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters, but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had, some kind of soul for it.
Patrick Marber
Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed me in ‘Kings of Summer,’ which was his debut feature. I got to witness the passion and hunger that first-time directors bring to projects, and ever since, then I’ve been very intrigued when I’ve come across a project with a less experienced director.
Erin Moriarty
My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
Aldous Huxley
But at a certain point, and I don’t really know… people have asked me this. I don’t know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.
Peter Bogdanovich
The actor always must be in the scene, not above the scene. To communicate any larger ideas is my problem; it’s how the narrative is constructed and directed that hopefully does it.
James Gray
When I first met Alan Parker, who directed ‘Angel Heart,’ he’d heard so many horror stories about me that he was literally scared to death of me. Right away, he sat me down and said, ‘I’m very scared of you. I’ve heard you’re a very bad boy.’
Mickey Rourke
Monetary policy itself cannot sensibly be directed at reducing imbalances.
Timothy Geithner
Rid yourself of anything that is not directed toward God.
Johannes Tauler
The American education system couldn’t be more badly directed or poorly funded if the Secretary of Education were Ed Wood.
Dennis Miller
While these attitudes are more visible when directed at government, there is ample evidence that many working people distrust their own union as much as they do the corporation they work for.
Robert Teeter
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
Abraham Lincoln
If you ask me whether I can direct, I can. In fact, I have shot several songs, scenes and stunts. When certain directors of my movies were not able to be there for some reason and had asked me to help out, I have directed. But to helm an entire movie is a different art altogether.
I directed 24’s pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn’t always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise.
Stephen Hopkins
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
Ludwig von Mises
My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed, but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it. It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
Judy Davis
In fact, I had never imagined that seven years after my ordeal, the #MeToo movement will start and that I will be talking about it all over again. This is nothing but karma. Dibakar has directed six films, even though I didn’t get any films after I went public with my allegations.
Payal Rohatgi
Small science, which includes most research in the life sciences all over the world, is science directed usually by an individual senior scientist and a small team of junior associates, perhaps three, ten, fifteen, something in that order.
Daniel Nathans
Anyone can write an academic piece directed at other academics. To write something that delivers an argument and a gripping storyline to someone’s granny or eight-year-old takes the highest quality of your powers.
Simon Schama
I can only hope that the Democrats do tone down the rhetoric. The rhetoric has been outrageous: The finger-pointing, the tone, the angst, and the anger directed at Donald Trump, his supporters – really, then, some people react to things like that; people get angry as well, and you fuel the fires.
Chris Collins
I have a music video I was in coming out for M83 for their song ‘Claudia Lewis.’ It’s directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and I play opposite Lily Collins. It’s a pretty edgy intergalactic music video.
Israel Broussard
I’d never directed before and this movie’s too important to me to put in the hands of some guy who has never directed. Even if it’s me.
Paul Reiser
After a few years of intensive research, we found a way to use a pulsed laser directed into a nozzle to vaporize any material, allowing for the first time the atoms of any element in the periodic table to be produced cold in a supersonic beam.
Richard Smalley
I have seen ‘Sanju,’ and it is a well-made commercial film. However, it was left unexplored. I would have directed it with a different approach.
Mahesh Manjrekar
But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.
Melissa Bean
It is more important to engage the public positively with choice and competition to everyone than to be directed into a benefit for a minority.
Andrew Lansley
In the increasingly digital world, data is a valuable currency, yet as consumers, we control and own little of it. As consumers, we must ask what big companies do with our data, a question directed to both the online and traditional ones.
William Mougayar
I’m being photographed, worrying about my hair – and yet here I am, I’ve directed a feature film, why do I care about the way I look? Who cares? Does Tim Burton care? Does Joel Coen?
Nicole Holofcener
I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll.
Eli Wallach
I think we’ve shot scenes from every angle directors can think of to make it look like different villages. I’ve directed a couple shows on that set and believe me, it’s impossible not to duplicate some camera angles.
Vic Morrow
I’m such a fan of Daniel Waters, who wrote the script, and also Mark Waters, his brother, who directed. ‘Vampire Academy’ has, I think, an iconic director.
Sami Gayle
Wanted’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’, which I directed in Hindi, were remakes of Telugu hits. Telugu films have contributed to my growth in a big way.
Prabhu Deva
I’ve never actually directed anything I haven’t made up. I’ve never adapted anything.
Harmony Korine
Me and my roommate wrote and directed a little short comedy called ‘The Elevator.’
Heather Morris
The Intelligence Community Assessment concluded first that President Putin directed and influenced a campaign to erode the faith and confidence of the American people in our presidential election process. Second, that he did so to demean Secretary Clinton, and third, that he sought to advantage Mr. Trump.
James Clapper
Those are serious questions of war and peace, of freedom or tyranny, whether or not there is ever going to be a hope of us instilling some democratic systems in a part of the world that frankly is breeding hate and destruction directed right at us.
Zach Wamp
I’m an awful driver. I’m not going to lie about it. I’m not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There’s a lot of road rage and a lot of times it’s directed at something I’ve done on the road.
Kristen Bell
I spent years studying the teachings of Patanjali, and he reminded us several thousand years ago that when we are steadfast – which means that we never slip in our abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward others – then all living creatures cease to feel enmity in our presence.
Wayne Dyer
I saw Derek Jacobi play Hamlet when I was 17, and he directed me as Hamlet when I was 27, and I directed him as Claudius in ‘Hamlet’ when I was 35, and I’m hoping we meet again in some other production of Hamlet before we both toddle off.
Kenneth Branagh
Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
Henry A. Wallace