20th-century Film Producer Quotes
My background in music came from me playing drums and piano as a young child. My grandmother was a pianist and I was influenced by her and my parents were playing rock records which influenced my drumming. I was a fan of film scores, rock, classical, jazz, and hip-hop in my early years and tried to learn as much about each of those genres as possible. I began writing music in a serious way in my teen years while I was playing in various bands and orchestras.
It's not enough to be Hungarian, you must have talent too.
Variant: It's not enough to be Hungarian, or a Jew, you also need some talent.
Adams' first law of television:The weight of the backside is greater than the force of the intellect.
After losing his shirt on a period drama about Napoleon:Never, never, will I do another play where a guy writes with a feather.
Like an enemy I knew as intimately as any friend, I came to know the nagging, constant emptiness of the incongruent life. I ignored myself and lived for people, purposes, and goals that weren't my own. I betrayed who I was and instead accepted a fictional substitute that was defined from the outside in.
Asking Graham Greene if he would revise the last part of the screenplay for a remake of 'Ben Hur':You see, we find a kind of anticlimax after the Crucifixion.
A child who had been introduced to misery in Saudi Arabia, a teenager who went to wage jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan, a deeply devout Muslim who had graduated with honors in medicine, a man who had fed a stranger to wild dogs in Damascus, a zealot who had dosed three foreigners with smallpox and watched them die in agony, gave thanks to Allah for the blessings that had been bestowed upon him.