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John McTiernan, the director, is not Ingmar Bergman. He does action-adventure movies.
Bergman
Director
Does
He
John
Movies
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.
Against
Assert
Create
Eternal
Grief
Happiness
He
Injustice
Justice
Man
Must
Protest
Universe
He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
Admired
Goes
He
Shall
Who
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Above
Accept
Defects
Exact
Failures
Far
Foretell
Go
Hand
He
Himself
His
How
How Far
Time as he grows old teaches all things.
All Things
Grows
He
Old
Teaches
Things
Time
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
Come
Free
Free Will
Happiness
He
His
Just
Lack
Never
Own
Ruin
Shall
Utter
Who
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
Back
He
His
Idea
Love
Man
Once
Precious
Small
Turns
I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn't talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.
Beautiful
Became
Because
Down
Elvis
Elvis Presley
Everybody
Far
He
I Think
Jerry
Knows
Lee
Lewis
I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, 'Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.' And when my wife showed up, He was like, 'You recognize her now?'
Almost
End
God
Going
He
Her
Here
I Remember
Lifetime
Like
Look
Lot
Me
Meet
When I was starting out, William Goldman took me under his wing, and he's still the person I show pages to.
He
His
Me
Out
Pages
Person
Show
Starting
Still
Took
William
Wing
Cheney is a terrorist. He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately.
Abroad
Cheney
Citizens
Enemies
He
Here
Home
Innocent
Our
Terrorist
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
Condition
Coward
Fool
He
Hope
Human
Human Condition
Who
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
Absolutely
Amount
Any
Assert
Because
Believe
Case
Cut
Evil
Good
He
His
Man
Mind
I don't hate Trump, but he's not somebody I admire.
Admire
Hate
He
Somebody
Trump
The only really committed artist is he who, without refusing to take part in the combat, at least refuses to join the regular armies and remains a freelance.
Armies
Artist
Combat
Committed
Freelance
He
Join
Least
Only
Part
Really
Refuses
Refusing
Regular
Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws what he is, and what he says. When the source dries up, the work withers and crumbles.
Artist
Crumble
Deep
Draws
Every
He
Him
His
Lifetime
Preserves
Says
Single
Source
Throughout
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
Cannot
End
Every
Friend
He
Heart
In The End
Poison
Springs
Trust
Tyrant
Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.
Air
Breathe
Children
Clean
Clean Air
Disenfranchised
Even
Every
Every Man
Get
He
Like
Lowest
Man
Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.
Along
Bush
Elected
Five
He
Judges
Lines
Party
Selected
Up
Voted
Washington
Who
'The Apprentice' was a huge success, and Trump was a huge television star who managed to trick people into thinking he was the guy from the show.
Apprentice
Guy
He
Huge
People
Show
Star
Success
Television
Thinking
Trick
Trump
Who
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Between
Except
Happiness
Harmony
He
Leads
Life
Man
Simple
A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
Confound
God
Guilt
He
House
Implants
Mortal
Utterly
Wants
Whenever
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Any
Credit
Dressed
Good
He
Man
May
Much
Spirits
Temper
Well
If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.
About
Better
Carry
Day
Does
He
Heaven
Him
Horse
Knows
May
Might
More
Poet
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
About
Any
Bad
Based
Before
Book
Books
Experience
Factual
Good
Good Book
He
Knew
Them
Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself.
About
Amusing
Anybody
He
Himself
How
Knows
Providing
Right
Talk
The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.
Able
Being
He
Himself
Others
Poet
Privilege
Wishes
The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply.
Dependent
Economically
Female
Food
Food Supply
He
Her
Homo
Male
Supply
The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things.
Astonishing
Because
Being
Believe
Crowd
He
Immense
Makes
Priest
Things
The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
Captain
Evening
He
His
Man
Posting
Prayer
Says
Sleep
Who
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Adversity
Hath
He
His
Knows
Met
Own
Strength
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Able
Another
Either
Gets
Getting
Got
Guarantee
He
Legs
Like
Make
Natural
Pay
Person
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
Alone
Courage
Faith
Hand
He
His
Left
Right
Right Hand
Who
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
Although
Becomes
Companion
Delightful
Doubtful
Flatterer
He
Him
His
Most
Other
People
Skillful
Takes
A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be.
Alone
Boy
Company
Grown
Grown Man
He
Man
Never
Used
World
Worst
Youth
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
Another
Credit
Gets
Guarantee
He
Pay
Person
System
Whereby
Who
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
Anything
He
Life
Lighthouse
Man
Quick
Said
Situation
Took
He would make a lovely corpse.
Corpse
He
Lovely
Make
Would
Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
Anguish
Ask
Because
Better
Celebrated
Each
Full
Grants
He
Individual
Itself
Knows
Language
Liberty
The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.
Could
Creates
Fair
Family
Find
Found
He
His
Impossible
Just
Life
Lovely
Lover
Makes
If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.
Diminished
Force
He
His
Moral
Objective
Poet
Poetic
Pursued
He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favor of two.
Eye
Favor
Had
He
Popular
Prejudice
Runs
Two
In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.
Among
Artist
Express
First
He
Man
Men
Must
Oppressed
Order
Rebellious
Resigned
World
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
Bleeds
Dangerous
Dangerous Thing
Good
He
Himself
Inwardly
Laughs
Man
Other
People
Thing
If a composer has a nice wife and some nice children, how can he let the children starve on his dissonances?
Children
Composer
He
His
How
Nice
Some
Starve
Wife
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Against
Awful
Cannot
Despair
Drop
Even
Falls
Forget
God
Grace
He
Heart
Learns
Must
After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
After
Deaths
Dreadful
Every
Except
He
Him
Most
Nothing
Promotion
Risk
Runs
Those
Whereas
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
Another
Burden
Burdened
Disease
Doubles
Groans
Happiness
Hatred
He
Heart
His
Near
Own
Poison
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
Creature
He
Man
Only
Refuses
The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Artist
Artists
Away
Beauty
Between
Cannot
Community
He
Himself
Judge
Midway
Nothing
Obliged
Others