Roger Ebert Quotes

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Roger Ebert Quotes

I will one day be thin, but Vincent Gallo will always be the director of The Brown Bunny.
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Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

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Lebanon was at one time known as a nation that rose above sectarian hatred; Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. All of that was blown apart by senseless religious wars, financed and exploited in part by those who sought power and wealth. If women had been in charge, would they have been more sensible? It's a theory.

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EVERY TIME I see a dog in a movie, I think the same thing: I want that dog. I see Skip or Lucy or Shiloh and for a moment I can't even think about the movie's plot. I can only think about the dog. I want to hold it, pet it, take it for walks, and tell it what a good dog it is. I want to love it, and I want it to love me. I have an empty space inside myself that can only be filled by a dog.

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You can't say it wasn't interesting.

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My motto: 'No good movie is depressing. All bad movies are depressing.'

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Samurai films, like westerns, need not be familiar genre stories. They can expand to contain stories of ethical challenges and human tragedy.

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I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.

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But the fact is, most people are not going to be rich someday.

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I don't think Bush was legitimately elected President.

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The Academy is paranoid about its image.

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When I go to a great movie, I can live somebody else's life a little bit for a while. I can walk in somebody else's shoes. I can see what it feels like to be a member of a different gender, a different race, a different economic class, to live in a different time, to have a different belief.

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Who wants to live in the present? It's such a limiting period compared to the past.

— Roger Ebert

Teenagers used to go to the movies to see adults having sex. Today adults go to the movies to see teenagers having sex.

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Last year, I reviewed a nine-hour documentary about the lives of Mongolian yak herdsmen, and I would rather see it again than sit through The Frighteners.

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In Blue Crush , we meet three Hawaiian surfers who work as hotel maids, live in a grotty rental, and are raising the kid sister of one of them. Despite this near-poverty, they look great; there is nothing like a tan and a bikini to overcome class distinctions.

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Pearl Harbor is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on December 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle. Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality. The film has been directed without grace, vision, or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialog, it will not be because you admire them.

— Roger Ebert

It is comforting to think that we can love so powerfully that fate itself wheels and turns at the command of our souls.

— Roger Ebert

I will one day be thin, but Vincent Gallo will always be the director of The Brown Bunny.

— Roger Ebert

In these days of high-tech video games, it's remarkable that kids once got incredibly thrilled while pushing little metal racing cars around a cardboard track: The toy car was yours, and you invested it with importance and enhanced it with fantasy and pitied it because it was small, like you were. Such games were weapons against the ennui of endless Saturdays.

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The movie cheerfully offends all civilized notions of taste, decorum, manners and hygiene ... is the movie vulgar? Vulgarity is when we don't laugh. When we laugh, it's merely human nature.

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[D]oes the real world have any more substance than visions and hallucinations when we're having them? At any given moment, what's happening in our minds is all and everything that happens.

— Roger Ebert

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