Richard Linklater Quotes

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Richard Linklater Quotes

There are a million ideas in a world of stories. Humans are storytelling animals. Everythings a story, everyones got stories, were perceiving stories, were interested in stories. So to me, the big nut to crack is to how to tell a story, whats the right way to tell a particular story.
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Memory is a wonderful thing if you don't have to deal with the past.

— Richard Linklater

... [Thomas Wolfe] says that we are the sum of all the moments of our lives, and that, uh, anybody who sits down to write is gonna use the clay of their own life, that you can't avoid that.

— Richard Linklater

The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure, while always arriving.

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No one really
knows anyone. That's the thing
about relationships - people are
always saying, "I want to know you,
I want to know who you are." But
it is so hard for anyone to even
know themselves. Who I am is
always changing, so how can anyone
else share in that?

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I'm living in this world. I'm what, a slacker? A "twentysomething"? I'm in the margins. I'm not building a wall but making a brick. Okay, here I am, a tired inheritor of the Me generation, floating from school to street to bookstore to movie theater with a certain uncertainty. I'm in that white space where consumer terror meets irony and pessimism, where Scooby Doo and Dr. Faustus hold equal sway over the mind, where the Butthole Surfers provide the background volume, where we choose what is not obvious over what is easy. It goes on ... like TV channel-cruising, no plot, no tragic flaws, no resolution, just mastering the moment, pushing forward, full of sound and fury, full of life signifying everything on any given day ...

— Richard Linklater

Being alone is better than sitting next to a lover and feeling lonely.

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I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years.

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I can't help but think that at the end of your life, when you look back, there'll be a tone. And that tone will come from the essence of how you live your day to day what you did in that between time because that is really your life.

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That's the history of art - you have to consider yourself fortunate if you ever get acknowledged. If you have a critical success that's also a financial success and that you feel good about ... If things line up, that's pretty rare.

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It has to be very tight to seem loose.

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I'd be fine to make movies and have them never come out. But you have to deal with the business side. You can't get too emotionally invested, because again, you've got no control. There's going to be some huge film out that everyone goes to, and it probably won't be mine.

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The rules of parenting have changed. By the modern definition, we were a generation of neglected children.

— Richard Linklater

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