Directors Fun with Bartlett: A Quotation Tournament

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  1. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    A tournament of quotations.

    I don't care whom you quote, and fictional persons (even HTFers) are eligible. Specific quotes preferable, but attributed and apocryphal quotes are OK unless someone balks and provides a good argument against (not that something like that would ever happen around here [​IMG]).

    Everyone gets 2 automatics to start.




    It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it. (Andy Warhol)

    Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. (Yogi Berra)

    Edith Head Gives Great Wardrobe (written on a bathroom wall at Paramount Studios). (Billy Wilder)

    Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. (JFK)

    I do not fear failure. I only fear the 'slowing up' of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, 'Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?' (Gen. George S. Patton)

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. (Isaac Asimov)

    Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the former. (Einstein)

    Its always something! (Rosana Rosana Danna)

    I have a dream... (MLK)

    Secret thoughts and open countenance will go safely over the whole world. (Scipione Alberti)

    When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half. (Gracie Allen)

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. (Tolkien)

    And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. (Lennon & McCartney)

    Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. (Gandhi)

    Film lovers are sick people. (Francois Truffaut)

    She was a blonde: a blonde to make a Bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window. (Raymond Chandler)

    Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it does not. (Thomas Berger)

    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. (Einstein)

    Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. (Archimedes)
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Edith Head Gives Great Wardrobe (written on a bathroom wall at Paramount Studios, related by Billy Wilder)

    Most of the best ones I have, I can't use, since they're political. But I'll try to think of another one.
     
  3. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."-John F. Kennedy

    "I do not fear failure. I only fear the 'slowing up' of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, 'Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?'" -General George S. Patton
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Cool idea!

    Hmmm....

    If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
    - Steven Wright
    (good question, but no)

    It's clobberin' time!
    - The Thing
    (too silly)

    In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
    - Douglas Adams
    (a possibility, maybe I'll shoehorn it in later)

    No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.
    - Lily Tomlin
    (too cynical)

    If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
    - Albert Camus
    (I agree, but this is probably too controversial)

    War is all hell.
    - William Tecumseh Sherman
    (good call, but too obvious)

    Ah!

    My autos:

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
    - Isaac Asimov

    (It's true and it's topical. Ahem.)

    Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the former.
    - Albert Einstein

    (A classic!)
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Its always something!—Rosana Rosana Danna

    I have a dream—Martin Luther King
     
  6. Mary M S

    Mary M S Screenwriter

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    Secret thoughts and open countenance will go safely over the whole world.
    Scipione Alberti


    When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
    Gracie Allen



    I don’t understand the rules, new to the polls and games area. Two only!? And who wins how? Bartlett only or anything goes. I never could really choose a favorite anything that’s like picking one best star from the firmament. (I’d much prefer to add new ones according to the mood of the day) You might have to choose for me. [​IMG]

    I best not understand the rules, then I have a decent excuse when I break them.
     
  7. Mary M S

    Mary M S Screenwriter

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    Miguel de Cervantes: I’m a poet.
    The Duke: They’re putting people in prison for that?
    Miguel de Cervantes: No, no,no not for that
    The Duke: Too bad.

    Man of La Mancha
     
  8. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    For the time being, every participant can choose 2 quotes, from any source, which will automatically become entrants in a tournament. Quotes will be matched-up in pairs in a "tournament" or bracketed arrangement and voted on until we have one quote standing.

    I'm going to place the first 2 quotes you listed in the tournament. I'll probably give folks an opportunity to choose more at some point.
     
  9. Craig S

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    "Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." - J.R.R. Tolkien

    "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." - John Lennon & Paul McCartney
     
  10. Arman

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    "Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed." - Mahatma Gandhi

    "Film lovers are sick people". - Francois Truffaut
     
  11. Holden Pike

    Holden Pike Stunt Coordinator

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    "She was a blonde: a blonde to make a Bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window."
    - Raymond Chandler

    "Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it does not."
    - Thomas Berger
     
  12. Christ Reynolds

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    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds"
    -Albert Einstein (i used this as my high school yearbook quote)

    "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and i shall move the world"
    -Archimedes

    CJ
     

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