„Extravagant in movie terms but stingy in emotional ones, it embodies all of [director Steven] Spielberg's bad impulses and almost none of his good ones: It's a grand display of how well he knows how to work us over, and yet the desperation with which he tries to get to us is repulsive.“
„Spielberg had done his best with Schindler's List, but his best left some of us wondering just how useful a contribution it was, to make a movie about how some of the Jews had survived, when the real story was about all the Jews who hadn't.“
— Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939
'Glamourising terror', on The Baader-Meinhof Complex.
— Tsunetomo Yamamoto Samurai 1659 - 1719
Context: Military affairs are not matters for one person alone, regardless of how useful he tries to be. Money is something that one can borrow from people, but a good man cannot suddenly be come by. One should sustain a man kindly and well from the first. And in having retainers it will not do to nourish oneself alone. If you divide what you have and feed your lower ranks, you will be able to hold good men.
„Who would have thought that [director] Cameron Crowe had a movie as bad as Vanilla Sky in him? It's a punishing picture, a betrayal of everything that Crowe has proved he knows how to do right.“
— Stephanie Zacharek American film critic 1963
Review http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2001/12/14/vanilla/index.html of Vanilla Sky (2001)
„There are those who would say that it is unfortunate that his campaign for the presidency did not turn out like one of his movies--for in 2004, it appeared that the villains had won the day. As his spokesperson then, I know that he would have told us not to lose hope for, like in the movies, good will ultimately triumph over evil.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
„Yet let us say that it is at all times difficult to know what he is, or how to account of him and receive him!“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
Context: It was a rude gross error, that of counting the Great Man a god. Yet let us say that it is at all times difficult to know what he is, or how to account of him and receive him!
— Amy Hempel, Reasons to Live
„He [God] lends us a little of His reasoning powers and that is how we think: He puts a little of His love into us and that is how we love one another.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Context: He [God] lends us a little of His reasoning powers and that is how we think: He puts a little of His love into us and that is how we love one another. When you teach a child writing, you hold its hand while it forms the letters: that is, it forms the letters because you are forming them. We love and reason because God loves and reasons and holds our hand while we do it. Book II, Chapter 4, "The Perfect Penitent"
„Hannibal was victorious, but he did not know later how to make good use of his victorious fortune.“
— Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar and poet 1304 - 1374
Canzone 103, lines 1–2
„Movies make hash of the schoolmarm’s approach of how well the artist fulfilled his intentions. Whatever the original intention of the writers and director, it is usually supplanted, as the production gets under way, by the intention to make money — and the industry judges the film by how well it fulfills that intention. But if you could see the "artist’s intentions" you’d probably wish you couldn’t anyway. Nothing is so deathly to enjoyment as the relentless march of a movie to fulfill its obvious purpose. This is, indeed, almost a defining characteristic of the hack director, as distinguished from an artist.“
— Pauline Kael American film critic 1919 - 2001
„Adam was a super being when God created him... he had dominion over the fowls of the air which means he used to fly... well of course how could you have dominion over the birds and not be able to do what they do. Adam flew into space, with one thought he would be on the moon.“
— Benny Hinn American-Canadian evangelist 1952
„He was more than willing to instruct me, and in my notebook he actually wrote in his own hand the three commandments he considered sufficient to make any firm prosper: 1. There’s no need for a man to know how to work, but if he doesn't know how to make others work, he is doomed. (2) There is only one great regret: not having acted in one's own best interest. (3) In business, theory is useful, but it can be utilized only after the deal has been made.“
— Italo Svevo Italian writer 1861 - 1928
P. 52; p. 63.
„It's possible [director Jody] Hill has a style, of sorts. But he doesn't work from the heart, or from the gut, as a good comedy director generally needs to. He operates from one guiding question: "How disturbing can we make this shit?"“
— Stephanie Zacharek American film critic 1963
Review http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2009/04/10/observe_report/index.html of Observe and Report (2009)
„Of four things therefore it is His will that we have knowing: the first is, that He is our Ground from whom we have all our life and our being. The second is, that He keepeth us mightily and mercifully in the time that we are in our sin and among all our enemies, that are full fell upon us; and so much we are in the more peril for we give them occasion thereto, and know not our own need. The third is, how courteously He keepeth us, and maketh us to know that we go amiss. The fourth is, how steadfastly He abideth us and changeth no regard: for He willeth that we be turned, and oned to Him in love as He is to us.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416