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#1. It'll be all of our efforts together. It won't won't ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it's going to be the sum total of the group. - Author: James Cameron
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#2. So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world. - Author: James Cameron
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#3. Failure is an option, fear is not. - Author: James Cameron
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#4. It's not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere. - Author: James Cameron
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#5. It's really the sense of isolation, more than anything, realizing how tiny you are down in this big vast black unknown and unexplored place, - Author: James Cameron
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#6. When the ship docks, I'm getting off with you.
This is crazy.
I know it doesn't make any sense, that's why I trust it. - Author: James Cameron
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#7. Rose: You have a gift Jack, you do. You see people.
Jack: I see you.
Rose: And?
Jack: You wouldn't have jumped. - Author: James Cameron
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#8. If you set your goals ridiculously high and its a failure, you will fail above everyone elses success - Author: James Cameron
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#9. I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living. - Author: James Cameron
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#10. The nation that leads in renewable energy will be the nation that leads the world. - Author: James Cameron
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#11. Rose: You're crazy.
Jack: That's what everybody says but, with all due respect, Miss, I'm not the one hanging off the back of a ship here. Come on. C'mon, give me your hand. You don't want to do this. - Author: James Cameron
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#12. I always do makeup touch-ups myself, especially for blood, wounds, and dirt. It saves so much time. - Author: James Cameron
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#13. The Jacques Cousteau shows actually got me very excited about the fact that there's an alien world here on Earth. - Author: James Cameron
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#14. I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots. - Author: James Cameron
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#15. If you wait until the right time to have a child you'll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it's bad. - Author: James Cameron
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#16. I came across time for you, Sarah. I love you. I always have. Kyle Reese in The Terminator - Author: James Cameron
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#17. Getting the audience to cry for the Terminator at the end of T2, for me that was the whole purpose of making that film. If you can get the audience to feel emotion for a character that in the previous film you despised utterly and were terrified by, then that's a cinematic arc. - Author: James Cameron
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#18. NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Where else but in Texas would men set up to administer space? - Author: James Cameron
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#19. A director's job is to make something happen and it doesn't happen by itself. So you wheedle, you cajole, you flatter people, you tell them what needs to be done. And if you don't bring a passion and an intensity to it, you shouldn't be doing it. - Author: James Cameron
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#20. I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football. - Author: James Cameron
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#21. Rose: You're trembling.
Jack: I'll be alright. - Author: James Cameron
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#22. Broken Horses is an artistic triumph. Beautifully written, acted and imaged, this film wraps slowly around you like a king snake and squeezes, - Author: James Cameron
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#23. Nature's imagination is so boundless compared to our own meager human imagination. - Author: James Cameron
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#24. When you have the feeling that anything's possible, sometimes you wind up acting on it. - Author: James Cameron
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#25. Targets and timetables do matter. But there is a dispirited feeling that the U.S. just rejects multilateral target-setting for the time being. - Author: James Cameron
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#26. If you want to move through a virtual reality it's called a video game, it's been around forever. - Author: James Cameron
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#27. If it was up to the studio, everything would be shot with a camcorder. - Author: James Cameron
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#28. I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you. - Author: James Cameron
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#29. I watched a couple of really bad directors work, and I saw how they completely botched it up and missed the visual opportunities of the scene when we had put things in front of them as opportunities. Set pieces, props and so on. - Author: James Cameron
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#30. The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors. - Author: James Cameron
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#31. My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist. My father was an electrical engineer. - Author: James Cameron
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#32. A woman's heart is an ocean of deep secrets. - Author: James Cameron
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#33. Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move. - Author: James Cameron
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#34. Religions fulfill deep-seated psychological needs for people, and if you don't get it from a specific religious doctrine, you'll get it from the kind of films I like to make. A film like The Terminator is consciously meant to give a sense of empowerment to the individual. - Author: James Cameron
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#35. Muslims shared many of the deep-seated characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon elite-an intuitive resentment of culture, an amicable contempt for women, a proclivity for riding about on horses, a pleasure in discipline, and a covert homophilia. - Author: James Cameron
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#36. I'm King Of The World!!! - Author: James Cameron
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#37. That worst evil of long dictatorships: the loss of all political experience. - Author: James Cameron
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#38. Storytelling is storytelling. You still play by the same narrative rules. The technology is completely different. I don't use one piece of technology that I used when I started directing. - Author: James Cameron
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#39. I love you Jack.
A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets.
Jack, this is where we first met. - Author: James Cameron
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#40. I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all. - Author: James Cameron
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#41. I pick my feature film battles very carefully. They're going to be personal and they're going to take a lot of my energy. I'm not going to be some big production company and be Jerry Bruckheimer or something like that. It doesn't interest me. - Author: James Cameron
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#42. I dreamed I was a soldier who could bring peace. Sooner or later, though, you always have to wake up. - Author: James Cameron
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#43. I lived in a small town. It was 2,000 people in Canada. A little river that went through it and we swam in the - you know, there was a lot of water around. Niagara Falls was about four or five miles away. - Author: James Cameron
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#44. Jace: Feels like I just woke up from a bad dream.
Max Guevara: I know. One of the reasons why I don't sleep. Let me know if it's a boy or a girl.
Jace: Either way, name's gonna be Max. - Author: James Cameron
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#45. I'm certainly not a fan of conversion when you could shoot the movie in 3-D. - Author: James Cameron
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#46. When i was lying in the V.A. hospital with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, i started having these dreams of flying. I was free. But sooner or later, you always have to wake up. - Author: James Cameron
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#47. I've tried not to get sucked into the Hollywood hierarchy system. Personally, I don't like it when people are deferential to me because I'm an established filmmaker. It's a blue-collar sensibility. - Author: James Cameron
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#48. I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things. - Author: James Cameron
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#49. Here's my philosophy in life: If there's a fire, you put it out. If there's a flood, you fill sandbags and you build a dike. You roll up your sleeves and you get to work. - Author: James Cameron
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#50. James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is ... James Cameron. - Author: James Cameron
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#51. It's important for me to have hope because that's my job as a parent, to have hope, for my kids, that we're not going to leave them in a world that's in shambles, that's a chaotic place, that's a dangerous place. - Author: James Cameron
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#52. I don't look at scripts. I just write them. - Author: James Cameron
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#53. The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be. - Author: James Cameron
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#54. Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee. - Author: James Cameron
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#55. Curiosity is the most powerful thing you own. - Author: James Cameron
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#56. There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith. - Author: James Cameron
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#57. It was long ago in my life as a simple reporter that I decided that facts must never get in the way of truth. - Author: James Cameron
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#58. I try to live with honor, even if it costs me millions of dollars and takes a long time. It's very unusual in Hollywood. Few people are trustworthy - a handshake means nothing to them. They feel they're required to keep an agreement with you only if you're successful or they need you. - Author: James Cameron
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#59. Don't get seduced by your own stuff; work hard to keep a blank slate state of mind each time you watch your film. - Author: James Cameron
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#60. It's about human imagination and curiosity. What's out there? What's in the great beyond? What exists at levels we can't see with our five senses? - Author: James Cameron
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#61. Tread softly upon the earth because the faces of the unborn look up at you. - Author: James Cameron
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#62. You can't be an environmentalist, you can't be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk and you can't walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet. - Author: James Cameron
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#63. The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make. - Author: James Cameron
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#64. You don't rest well as long as you're seeking vengeance. I feel sad justice wasn't done, but it's time to move on and sleep well. - Author: James Cameron
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#65. I don't just want to be associated with a few good 3D movies and the audience is saying all of the other ones are crap. - Author: James Cameron
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#66. People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and then I move on to the next thing. - Author: James Cameron
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#67. The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern. - Author: James Cameron
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#68. Rose: But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me ... in every way that a person can be saved - Author: James Cameron
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#69. I do not know why journalists insist on calling their stuff "pieces", when they are in fact little entities, attempting to have beginnings, middles and endings. - Author: James Cameron
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#70. I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism. - Author: James Cameron
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#71. What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death? - Author: James Cameron
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#72. I am king of the world! - Author: James Cameron
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#73. I want to challenge all of you as people of deep conscience, people who are environment stewards of the earth and oceans ... By changing what you eat, you will change the entire contract between the human species and the natural world. - Author: James Cameron
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#74. But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration - because it's a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks ... - Author: James Cameron
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#75. Trusted you ...
Jake Sully: continuing what he was saying - with you.
Neytiri: getting upset I trusted you
Jake Sully: trying to calm her Trust me now. Please.
Neytiri: You will never be one of The People - Author: James Cameron
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#76. Max Guevara: Girls kick ass; says so on a t-shirt. - Author: James Cameron
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#77. Logan Cale: If I just had my ass handed to me by a size three, I'd be inclined to mind my own business. - Author: James Cameron
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#78. I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean. - Author: James Cameron
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#79. I'm a storyteller; that's what exploration really is all about. Going to places where others haven't been and returning to tell a story they haven't heard before. - Author: James Cameron
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#80. I'm willing to engage or indulge real ideas, but if we don't do something [about global warming], we're all going to die! What's it going to take, a big f
ing disaster with all kinds of people dying? We need to change our priorities fast. - Author: James Cameron
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#81. The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer. - Author: James Cameron
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#82. All my films are love stories, - Author: James Cameron
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#83. People think that what I see diving must drive what I put into films, but that isn't really the case. When I am making a Hollywood production, I am telling a different kind of story. Of course, if I see something interesting that works, we will look at it, but they are different things. - Author: James Cameron
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#84. The last I checked, 'Titanic' worldwide has grossed $1.3 billion. Imagine how much more it would have grossed if I had gotten the sky correct, - Author: James Cameron
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#85. I don't use film cameras. I don't do visual effects the same way. We don't use miniature models; it's all CG now, creating worlds in CG. It's a completely different toolset. But the rules of storytelling are the same. - Author: James Cameron
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#86. Usually, when you go to a movie, your consciousness floats above the film. 3D sucks you in and makes it a visceral experience. - Author: James Cameron
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#87. I love it when I have a nightmare to me that means I got my money's worth out of that eight hours - Author: James Cameron
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#88. Writing a screenplay, for me, is like juggling. It's like, how many balls can you get in the air at once? All those ideas have to float out there to a certain point, and then they'll crystallize into a pattern. - Author: James Cameron
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#89. Your imagination can create a reality - Author: James Cameron
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#90. There seems to be a lot of excitement around something that, to me, is a yawn, frankly, - Author: James Cameron
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#91. There is a hugely underserved population out there ... those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest. - Author: James Cameron
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#92. This is a vast frontier that's going to take us awhile to understand. It was very lunar, desolated, isolated. - Author: James Cameron
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#93. Hate is a disease, and in 1930 I became sick with hatred. - Author: James Cameron
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#94. I'm hopeful that we'll be able to study the ocean before we destroy it. - Author: James Cameron
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#95. Jack: Where to, Miss?
Rose: To the stars. - Author: James Cameron
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#96. Your only competitors are your past achievements. - Author: James Cameron
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#97. I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth. - Author: James Cameron
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#98. To convince people to back your idea, you've got to sell it to yourself and know when it's the moment. Sometimes that means waiting. It's like surfing. You don't create energy, you just harvest energy already out there. - Author: James Cameron
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#99. You're so stupid, Rose! - Jack Dawson - Author: James Cameron
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#100. The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask. - Author: James Cameron
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