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I'm very direct. It's part of my personality. I've actually grown into that.
When someone at the State Department proclaims Facebook to be the most organic tool for promoting democracy the world has ever seen - that's a direct quote - it may help in the short run by getting more people onto Facebook by making it more popular with dissidents.
The film is a direct mirror of the director. If your director doesn't know how to dress, there will be an aesthetic of the film that won't come through - whether it's in the costumes if he doesn't know exactly what he wants or the look of the film.
I have turned away from the thought of writing fiction in the past through what I suppose is, actually, fear. The direct, raw invitation for the reader to come in and explore my imagination is fairly scary for me so I have busied myself with so much else.
There are direct paths to a successful career. But there are plenty of indirect paths, too. So many young people I speak to nowadays think that the only way to get to such a career is by the direct path; but that really only makes sense in certain circumstances.
Hunger is almost like something the West does. It's almost like the direct result of the way the West performs.
An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.
Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we've been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam.
Vice presidents are at times tasked with issuing direct broadsides against enemies while the top guy stays above the fray. But never before has a vice president served as an attack dog against his own party's voters.
I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation.
I think that horror films have a very direct relationship to the time in which they're made. The films that really strike a film with the public are very often reflecting something that everyone, consciously or unconsciously feeling - atomic age, post 9-11, post Iraq war; it's hard to predict what people are going to be afraid of.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
James Lane Allen
I avoid Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and if I need to communicate with someone, I email direct.
The words that come direct from the people are the greatest... If you substitute one out of your own vocabulary, it disappears before your eyes.
I'm not sitting around saying, 'Man, I'd really love to direct a western.' That's just not something I'm probably going to do, mostly because I'm allergic to horses.
The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.
Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don't eat.
Any direct experience that I have with indigenous peoples and their plights may feed into the nature of the story I choose to tell. In fact, it almost certainly will.
I do other sorts of things. I act in other people's movies. I direct operas. I write books.
Gosh, I'd like to direct Our Town on stage.
A lot of critics sometimes get into analyzing the way actors direct versus non-actors directing. And they really always miss it. It's one of those things where, by not being practitioners, they just came up with something that made sense to them.
You begin a film more with questions than with direct intentions. It's more of an exploration and discovery.
I love to direct! I get really jazzed by directing, but directing is not the same kind of personal expression, the same kind of personal intimate expression that writing is. Because when you're directing, you're basically managing, basically getting out of people doing their job, except when you see them going astray.
Your typical business just measures the metrics that have to do with the profitability of the business one way or another. But you can have metrics that measure employee happiness and the morale. You can also do direct customer surveys; you can track it over time. You can do supplier satisfaction scores as well.
I don't like to direct myself.
John F. Kennedy
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