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I'd rather direct than produce. Any day. And twice on Sunday.
Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
I have actually directed over thirty plays and about one hundred commercials for cable TV, but have not yet had the opportunity to direct a feature film.
The American claim that the bombing of North Vietnam was directed against military targets does not withstand direct investigation.
The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct attack on democracy.
A nuclear-weapons armed Iran is not in anyone's human-rights interests. That is a direct threat to the lives and the livelihoods and the stability not only of the region but beyond.
I don't act, I don't direct, I don't design.
I go out and look for a good story to tell and if I like it enough and I decide to direct it, I become dangerously involved in becoming a part of that story.
I would love to do a musical. I would love that. I would have to find the right book, the right story, but some day I'm going to make one. I would really like to go off and direct a musical. That's what I would really like to do when I grow up.
I have fun acting, and I want to do more of it, and I want to direct my own movie.
Peace in this life is based upon faith and testimony. We can all find hope from our personal prayers and gain comfort from the scriptures. Priesthood blessings lift us and sustain us. Hope also comes from direct personal revelation, to which we are entitled if we are worthy.
James E. Faust
Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.
Eventually, it came to this place like, 'I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell.' 'Man of Tai Chi' became the story to tell.
I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing.
On set I keep myself to myself; I'd rather the director speak up. I'm not gonna direct a younger actor. I think the power of example works best, actually.
Let me put it this way: I would like to direct a successful film. An unsuccessful film I would not like to direct. Films are very difficult.
You can act in five, six, or seven films in the time it takes to direct one film.
It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration.
James Cash Penney
One thing I've learned to appreciate as I've gotten a little older is direct forms of communication.
If I was to direct Ron Howard, I guarantee you, I would put him through a living hell every day. I would demand so much of him. We wouldn't quit until he leaves the set crying. Weeping! Spent!
I've personally backed off from direct political involvement.
We do see Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun Fat, but it's very rare to see the Chinese male actor in Hollywood movies, which is something I take great umbrage with. You know, my son is Asian. He may want to direct one day; he may want to be an actor like his father - and I want that to be open to him.
My love of computers, besides being practical, is very direct and visceral. I love the way things look on the screen.
I've constantly done my best to get the best material I can get with the best directors I can get to direct me.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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