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Walter Salles Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Walter Salles.

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo.
So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
- Walter Salles

So when I was very young, I longed for Brazil.
- Walter Salles

I come from Brazil, which is a Portuguese speaking part of the continent.
- Walter Salles

But I also think that the more you reason collectively
about what the project should be at the beginning of the process,
the more you can improvise later.
- Walter Salles

 

We all knew the book well because it's the cult book in Latin America.
For me, this was a sacred territory.
I would not have ventured into it by myself.
- Walter Salles

Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create
incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to
be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa.
- Walter Salles

On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity
of imperfection coming into the film.
- Walter Salles

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I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making.
We're a very young culture, and I think that things
are not yet crystallised.
- Walter Salles

No, I worked a lot for European television,
doing documentaries in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

The Peruvian faces are completely different from that
faces in Argentina and in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films.
- Walter Salles

The other aspect is that you become much more aware
of the structural problems that pertain to that continent.
You feel the need to act to try and solve them.
- Walter Salles

My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I
jumped from country to country and culture to culture.
- Walter Salles

I went to Cuba maybe eight or nine times.
- Walter Salles

The Sundance Institute has been vital to the film communities of Latin America.
- Walter Salles

That's why I have always admired documentaries,
because they open windows that can make you understand
much better where you come from,
much better than fiction, I think.
- Walter Salles

I'm much more interested in living specific experiences in films.
- Walter Salles

A filmmaker can never be distant from his roots.
- Walter Salles

So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country.
- Walter Salles

When I come to London, I always like to see what's playing at the NFT.
- Walter Salles

There are still 500,000 persons afflicted with leprosy in Latin America,
so it is still very much present.
- Walter Salles

It was a complex endeavor so without Robert Redford's
constant support we wouldn't have gotten to the end.
- Walter Salles

The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time,
I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly
original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve
in the direction I wanted.
- Walter Salles

Also, I knew that the impact of Motorcycle Diaries
was going to be so resonant for all of us who went
through the experience of making it that I didn't want
to do anything that could reflect it.
- Walter Salles

The necessity to conceptualise has to come very early on,
and defining a vector of development for that film
also at the beginning of the process will allow you
much more freedom as you go along.
- Walter Salles

So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil,
but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures
which are really wonderful and so much closer to us
than what we do see on our screens.
- Walter Salles

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte

Maybe at this stage in my career, it's from that younger
generation that I have most to learn.
- Diana Rigg

Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration
will be legally and financially unable to pay full
promised benefits within a generation.
- Ron Lewis

The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people,
of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked.
- John Clellon Holmes

We cannot put off the difficult decisions for another day,
another generation.
- Jodi Rell

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Schultz is not a Nazi.
I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of
goodness in any generation.
- John Banner

The modern minds in each generation are the critics
who preserve us from a petrifying world,
who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.
- Edith Hamilton

As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good
at all, even in his own generation.
But as a personality, he is immortal.
- Max Beerbohm

The contemporary thing in art and literature is the
thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people
of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
- Gertrude Stein

Struggle is a never ending process.
Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
- Coretta Scott King

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that
will benefit the next generation.
- Alan Autry

I was a TV junkie as a kid.
I am the Sesame Street generation.
- Darren Aronofsky

Haldeman is the only man in America in this generation
who let his hair grow for a courtroom appearance.
- Mary McGrory

I believe the destiny of your generation -
and your nation -
is a rendezvous with excellence.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Each generation takes the earth as trustees.
We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and
orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
- Julius Sterling Morton

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated
in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
- Spiro T. Agnew

APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection.
It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past:
it creates a new generation of coding bums.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Our grandfathers had to run, run, run.
My generation's out of breath.
We ain't running no more.
- Stokely Carmichael

Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience...
from generation to generation.
In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well.
You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot
going on there with the guitars-
it's the product of a lot of fighting.
- Robert Quine

There is not that much of a generation gap these days.
- Chris Frantz

That's maybe the most important thing each generation does,
is to break a lot of rules and make up their own way of doing things.
- Jackson Browne

It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.
- Tom Brokaw

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked.
- Allen Ginsberg

The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible -
and achieve it,
generation after generation.
- Pearl S. Buck

Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby
boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants.
And we begin to retire in 2008.
- Lindsey Graham

I had seen the films out of World War II,
the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those
of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided.
- Hugh Shelton

New gene pools are generated in every generation,
and evolution takes place because the successful individuals
produced by these gene pools give rise to the next generation.
- Ernst Mayr

There is good news in the data the strongest support
for priests is to be found among the younger generation.
- Andrew Greeley


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