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#1. Screenplay is the toughest form of writing for me, because you need to be in present tense. You need to be describing things as they occur. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#2. The underground of the city is like what's underground in people. Beneath the surface, it's boiling with monsters. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#3. For eight years I did effects for other movies until I got my movie made. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#4. It's only in modern times that we have come to glorify vampirism. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#5. When you have the intuition that there is something which is there, but out of the reach of your physical world, art and religion are the only means to get to it. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#6. Survival often feels like an indignity. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#7. Looking back on one's life, you see that love was the answer to everything. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#8. God is an energy, rather than an anthropomorphic being, and God's language is biology. Red blood cells, the principle of magnetic attraction, neurological synapse: each is a miracle, and in each is the presence and flow of God. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#9. I only produce directors and movies that I have a lot in common with. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#10. Rage is never blind. Rage is uniquely focused. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#11. Its a bit cloudy in London but people are already drinking out on the streets- God Bless the pubs. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#12. In the end, perfection is just a concept - an impossibility we use to torture ourselves and that contradicts nature. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#13. I have my library separate from the family home, and every room is a different genre. The only room that I can guarantee I've read everything is the horror room. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#14. When you see something or experience something extraordinary, you can't go back to normal ... I think that that's the way I see the supernatural-as happening in mundane circumstances or to people who are unprepared. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#15. But Felix was no longer Felix. He was a vampire motherfucker. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#16. Ghosts are a metaphor that can be interpreted so many different ways. There's no ending to what you can do. You can make it a fun ghost story. You can make it a deeply disturbing, psychological ghost story. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#17. At some point, in order to gain his identity, the kid goes "I'm not my dad" or "I'm not my mom." - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#18. Science has made many advances in my lifetime, but the instrument has yet to be invented that can see clearly into the marriage of a man and a woman. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#19. In the face of such terror and dehumanization, human passion itself was an act of defiance. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#20. It was well known that she was a junk-food fiend. It was probably what kept her from the waif physique of the most popular girls. Personally I didn't care what king of saturated fats and granulated sugars were to blame for that excellent figure. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#21. The only thing you can do as an artist is to come to the world, see what no one is doing, and leave behind one or two things that wouldn't have happened without you. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#22. Movies that look safe are less interesting. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#23. For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured but so I was neurotic on the shoot. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#24. If you're doing a big spectacle film, you've got to be mindful of large masses. Even then, you've got to be responsible only to your storytelling. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#25. I think Hollywood has a habit of developing 100 times more than they actually shoot. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#26. Del Toro wearing sculpted and molded gelatin makeup, including fake hair and acrylic dentures and gums. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#27. Power revealed is power sacrificed. The truly powerful exert their influence in ways unseen, unfelt. Some would say that a thing visible is a thing vulnerable. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#28. Can you zoom in?" The foreman rolled his eyes. "This here ain't CSI - it's Radio-fucking-Shack. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#29. Normally a period movie has a lot of problems with the graphics. They look modern made. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#30. I think video games are going to completely take over storytelling in our society. Video games are not a fad ... - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#31. You think if you work hard enough, you can fix the precious things you've broken - rather than being careful with them in the first place. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#32. So I have 8 to 10 screenplays written and unproduced. And frankly, some of them are my favorite stories. I have a Western version of The Count Of Monte Cristo where the count has a clockwork hand. I have a screenplay called Mephisto's Bridge about a Faustian deal with the devil. I love them all. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#33. If you don't take it personally, the partnership between producers and directors is very intimate. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#34. Fet was paying close attention to the old man. "You know what?" he said. "Twice when you were just talking, I heard you say the word 'vampire.'" Setrakian looked at him evenly. "That you did." After - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#35. To all the monsters in my nursery: May you never leave me alone. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#36. For horror to work, you have to be afraid. You have to keep the monster in a black and white light. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#37. I think there are movies that are so gigantic that you need a second unit. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#38. In a world where we are so pragmatic and materialistic, fear is the only emotion that allows even a sophisticated person to believe in something beyond. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#39. I really wanted the house to be a character. And I knew, I said, I'll produce that one, but if I direct it, I need to build a house. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#40. This is what the beginning of the end of the world will look like - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#41. There is beautiful in the grotesque. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#42. The doctor's code is, 'First - do no harm.' The politician's code is, 'First - go on television. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#43. For in the absence of God he had found Man. Man killing man, man helping man, both of them anonymous: the scourge and the blessing. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#44. I say making movies is like eating a sandwich of shit. Sometimes you get more bread, sometimes less bread, but you always get shit. (Guardian interview 2006) - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#45. I believe in man. I believe in mankind, as the worst and the best that has happened to this world. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#46. When I was a teenager there was no video in my country. Betamax came to Mexico very slowly. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#47. If film making is magic, there's a difference between close up magic and David Copperfield. If you're doing close up magic, which independent filmmakers do, it is a very delicate craft, interpersonal relationship, and being able to enrapture a very small audience. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#48. Awareness of insanity does not make one any less insane. Awareness of drowning does not make one any less of a drowning person
it only adds the burden of panic - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#49. I would much rather see somebody bring something new to a genre than produce something that seems safe. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#50. What happens to me is that I am first and foremost a film geek. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#51. But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#52. The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you've been harboring since you were 7. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#53. You're always just a little too late. You've spent half your life battling regrets. Making up for the past rather than getting it done in the present. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#54. Weakness is giving in to temptation. Strength is resisting it. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#55. The reality is that I feel that fear is a very spiritual emotion. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#56. And I really loved sculpting. My brother and I would do full human figures with clay and Plasticine - liver, intestines, the heart - fill them with ketchup and throw them from the roof. So I was an artistic but very morbid kid. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#57. Rod Serling once observed, The greatest fear of all is fear of the unknown, which you can't share with others. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#58. You can't explain success in retrospect. The moment you leap into the void, that moment is impossible to negate, after success. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#59. I think when the joke comes from the situation in a horror film, it's really great. I don't like jokey horror films like where people are cracking a joke or being post-modern about it. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#60. In real life, what scares me is politicians, corporations and people that think they know what the world should be. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#61. What makes a man a man? A friend of mine once wondered. Is it his origins? The way he comes to life? I don't think so. It's the choices he makes. Not how he starts things, but how he decides to end them. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#62. I love the creation of these things - I love the sculpting, I love the coloring. Half the joy is fabricating the world, the creatures. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#63. The other thing that I started doing for myself was, I went through my diary of ideas that I keep and made sure that the translation of the comic to the movie was good. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#64. As a child that was disenfranchised from everything, and that was in a world that was the wrong size, run by the wrong people, the wrong morale and the wrong rules, I felt completely outside of that, and I wanted some measure of control, and the measure of control I found was through fear. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#65. Something warned me that what I might see would haunt me forever. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#66. Video games are the comic books of our time ... It's a medium that gains no respect among the intelligentsia. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#67. I don't like him," said Gus. "Never did. Guy bitches about what he doesn't have, loses sight of what he does have, and is never happy. He's what you call a - what's that word?"
"Pessimist?" said Fet.
"Asshole," said Gus. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#68. Gus slowed in the darkened underground tunnel and started to unlock - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#69. I feel that your ambitions should always exceed the budget. That no matter what budget you're doing, you should be dreaming bigger than the budget you have, and then it's a matter of reigning it in to the reality. You try to make things count. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#70. It's important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren't the only ones to triumph in war. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#71. People tend to think that big things only happen to big people ... I think that is not true. The small decisions we make every day define who we are and define the world around us ... But I bet to you there is a decision every day in your life where you affect somebody else. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#72. Producing is great because you learn. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#73. The way I see film is I think film is like going out to dinner. I feel it's a banquet. You don't want to have the same food you have at home. You want to go and eat a fantastic Chinese meal or Italian or Greek. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#74. There are two types of producing deals, and I've had both. I've produced over 20 movies now. You are either watching in horror, as the cars take the curve in the grand prix, or you're enjoying it. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#75. I have a sort of a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#76. There's something worse than not making a movie. It's doing it for the wrong reasons. Then you end up putting three, four, five years of your life into it and you come out with a thing that you're not proud of. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#77. And yet one carries the sins of his forebears as one carries their features in his face. One bears their blood, and their honor or their blight. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#78. Zombie Sky. No: Zombies of the Eclipse. Zombies of the Occultation. Occult Zombies from the Planet Moon! - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#79. When I see a short schedule, my question to the director is, are you really comfortable with this, or are you doing it to be a good boy? At the end, you only win the medal if the film is good, you don't win a medal if the movie is on time. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#80. The proper term is "occultation." The moon occults the sun, casting a small shadow onto the surface of the earth. It is not a solar eclipse, but in fact an eclipse of the earth. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#81. I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#82. It's as hard to explain as a sexual proclivity. Some guys like high-heeled shoes. I like horror. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#83. Kelly was not going to remove her glasses. No matter what the television said about it being safe to do during the 'totality'. The television also told her she wouldn't age if she bought expensive creams and pills. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#84. I think damage to the eye or damage to the teeth is one of the most universally cringing things you can do in a movie and these are very fragile sounds. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#85. I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#86. Studios look backward. Filmmakers look forward. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#87. I don't want to move over to Beverly Hills. My goal is to make the movies I want to make and support the people I want to support. That's it. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#88. I believe that the physical effect, the physical set, whenever you can, is ten times better than the digital effect. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#89. I'd grab the camera and tell people what to do, and when I was 14, someone told me that it was called directing. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#90. I love the idea of creating a sort of nuanced portrait of kids that they're not all perfect. They're kind of misfits but not in a picturesque, hip way, they're really, really kids that are not entirely great. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#91. We are such skeptics that we find it difficult to believe in God and angels and a spiritual afterlife, but a moment of fear makes our spirit so vulnerable that it allows us to believe in something beyond that. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#92. We don't discover, we don't learn. We just remember things that we have forgotten ... - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#93. Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#94. It is not faith that distinguishes our real leaders. It is doubt. Their ability to overcome it. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#95. Miriam Sacher had survived polio as a child. To Abraham, she was simply the most exquisite little bird who could not fly. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#96. Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge
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#97. As a first-time director, you cannot have final cut. But as a producer, you can have final cut. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#98. Everything in our universe is ciphered and to know the cipher is to know the thing - and to know the thing is to command it. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#99. In jail you learn that there are two kinds of guys in this world - and I don't care if they're human or bloodsuckers - there's the ones that take it and the ones that hand it out. And this guy, man - this guy gives it out like fucking candy ... - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#100. One must always name a weapon. You cannot trust that which you cannot call by name. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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