Even though I call this post “Favorite Quotes,” these quotes are really best described as examples of the detritus that my head has accumulated throughout the years and which swirls and drifts through my mind, day after day, much like the increasingly large amount of debris, left over from spent satellites and space shuttle missions, that orbits the Earth.
Ronald Reagan, 1988 Republican National Convention
St. George and the Dragonet, Stan Freberg’s parody of Dragnet
Octave, played by Jean Renoir, in La règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game)
Yi Yi (A One and a Two)
Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade
Dario Argento (watching an especially bad film?)
Major Amberson in The Magnificent Ambersons
Theodore Sturgeon formulating what’s become known as Sturgeon’s Law
“Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville
John Ivan Simon
Adolfas Mekas told me this. I wish he’d have said something like, “A script is not a film,” which would have made me happy, but I have to work with what’s given.
Paraphrasing Bill Morrison, Simpsons comics writer, at a recent Eisner Awards ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con
Guillermo Del Toro (NOT an asshole!); San Diego Comic Con 2011
Guillermo Del Toro, San Diego Comic-Con 2011
“To his coy mistress,” by Andrew Marvell
Francois Truffaut, Los Angeles, 1980
From Journey Beyond Tomorrow by Robert Sheckley
Grant Morrison in a 2011 Rolling Stone interview
Who pumps the Batmobile’s tires?
Jeff Goodman, editor for Myron Fass
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles on the set of Catch 22
This is actually from a BBC article (click on the picture), not an Einstein quote.