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Alexander Payne Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alexander Payne Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

You just never know when you're living in a golden age.
- Alexander Payne

I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film
with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better
than a well-crafted stale script.
- Alexander Payne

I think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three.
- Alexander Payne

But it's just that the whole country is making generally
lousy films these days and has been for quite a while.
That's the big problem that we all have to think about.
- Alexander Payne

 

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's
also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired
of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
- Alexander Payne

I mean, look, I love movies, not just the ones I make...
In fact, I don't like the movies I make very much.
- Alexander Payne

That's how I like to do it with actors,
have them really go for it and I'll tell them when it's too much.
It's always easier to bring it back then to push it further.
- Alexander Payne


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Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and
it's up to us to try to change it...
I feel like a preacher!
But it's really true.
I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema.
Me personally.
- Alexander Payne

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Work as smart as you are able.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha


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