Quotations by John Huston

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Born: Sunday, August 5, 1906
Died: Friday, August 28, 1987 (81 years old)
Profession: Director
Nationality: American


After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
- John Huston
(Keywords: Crime)

Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.
- John Huston
(Keywords: Dreams, Hollywood)

I don't try to guess what a million people will like. It's hard enough to know what I like.
- John Huston
(Keywords: People, Will)

I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.
- John Huston
(Keywords: God)

It's not color, it's like pouring 40 tablespoons of sugar water over a roast.
- John Huston
(Keywords: Water)

The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.
- John Huston
(Keywords: Day, Loneliness, World)

What to do when inspiration doesn't come; be careful not to spook, get the wind up, force things into position. You must wait around until the idea comes.
- John Huston
(Keywords: Idea, Inspiration, Force, Wind)

You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession.
- John Huston
(Keywords: Time, End)







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