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I am really looking for a chance to direct. I feel like thats kind of the next frontier for me. I know that its really hard to do, but I feel like I want to have a chance to try and translate something Ive written and try and get a tone across.
— Dana Fox —

There was a direct correlation between how nervous I was and how many dumb jokes I made.

— Ransom Riggs

I would like to direct.

— Aaron Eckhart

I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance.

— Ken Burns

All the films I do, I write the scripts, I direct.

— Ava DuVernay

When Orson Welles was acting in 'Compulsion,' the director Richard Fleischer let him just take over and direct the courtroom scenes. To be able to see Welles - who knew more about directing than anyone - direct himself and the other actors, it was unbelievable and unforgettable.

— Robert Osborne

The reason I took Early Edition - besides the fact that I liked it - was that it enabled me to start a production company in New York City. It's a low-budget film company to produce and direct movies.

— Fisher Stevens

I am really looking for a chance to direct. I feel like that's kind of the next frontier for me. I know that it's really hard to do, but I feel like I want to have a chance to try and translate something I've written and try and get a tone across.

— Dana Fox

The charms of a passing woman are usually in direct relation to the speed of her passing.

— Marcel Proust

The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct attack on democracy.

— Noam Chomsky

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've personally backed off from direct political involvement.

— Pat Robertson

It's not easy to act, but to direct to act. It goes form one place to the next. It's not heading for the punchline, and also it's not about scoring goals. It's about passing the ball, and the goals will come by themselves.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

But when the legislator is finally elected
ah! then indeed does the tone of his speech undergo a radical change. The people are returned to passiveness, inertness, and unconsciousness; the legislator enters into omnipotence. Now it is for him to initiate, to direct, to propel, and to organize. Mankind has only to submit; the hour of despotism has struck. We now observe this fatal idea: The people who, during the election, were so wise, so moral, and so perfect, now have no tendencies whatever; or if they have any, they are tendencies that lead downward into degradation.

— Frédéric Bastiat

I wrote a script and I've been whispering in director's ears for a really long time and I'd love to direct.

— Jeremy Piven

The more perfect our means of direct experience, the more easily we are caught by the dangerous illusion that perceiving is tantamount to knowing and understanding.

— Rudolf Arnheim

I faced in myself a passionate and tenacious longing
to put away thought forever, and all the trouble it brings, all but the nearest desire, direct and searching. To take the trail and not look back..Let the rest of mankind find me if it could.

— John Haines

I don't think I ever wrote a song. I can write a lot of jokes, but when I try to write lyrics they're the most direct, non-figurative words, like, 'I like you, I like you,' ... and that's it, for the whole song. People would go, 'Ooh, this guy's Dylan or something.' It gives me a lot more respect for songwriters, actually.

— Demetri Martin

Climate change poses a direct threat to the infrastructure of America that we need to stay competitive in this 21st-century economy.

— Barack Obama

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