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#1. What I did was I completed the half-hour film, but before really showing it, I wrote two more sections for a potential feature film which I didn't think would really happen, but at least I had it in case. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#2. I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don't like looking back. I don't even like talking about 'em! So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't like to sit and look at my films again. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#3. I didn't get the degree because in my last year, for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent Vacation and they'd given me a scholarship, the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#4. I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn't either a) the savage that must be eliminated, the force of nature that's blocking the way for industrial progress, or b) the noble innocent that knows all and is another cliche. I wanted him to be a complicated human being. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#5. I didn't go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#6. When you separate an entwined particle and you move both parts away from the other, even at opposite ends of the universe, if you alter or affect one, the other will be identically altered or affected. Spooky. (Adam in Only Lovers Left Alive) - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#7. I like doing them and they're ridiculous and the actors can improvise a lot, and they don't have to be really realistic characters that hit a very specific tone as in a feature film. They're really fun, I want to make more of them definitely. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#8. I prefer to be subcultural rather than mass-cultural. I'm not interested in hitting the vein of the mainstream. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#9. I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#10. I don't like American football. I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable. But baseball is very beautiful. It's played on a diamond. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#11. The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#12. When I hear the word 'independent' I reach for my revolver. At this point, what the hell does that mean? The English Patient is an independent film. Hootie and the Blowfish are alternative music. I'm the Queen of Denmark. I don't know what it means anymore. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#13. I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#14. It's a sad and beautiful world. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#15. I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#16. Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#17. Each one of us is a set of shifting molecules, spinning in ecstasy, - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#18. Good acting is about reacting, not tryingto express something, but reacting to a situation as the character.I don't like acting acting. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#19. For me, the music is always like the small rowboat I get into at the very beginning of my process. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#20. I thought The Limits of Control could be interpreted in two ways: as the limits of one's self-control; and as the limits of allowing other people's control over one's -consciousness - which I kind of thought was a double meaning that was appropriate. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#21. No mistakes can be make during rehearsals, only progress toward what works best. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#22. A cult classic ... both a celebration of the unlimited potential of the comic book form, and a perfect melding of inspiring, iconoclastic imaginations. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#23. LIFE HAS NO PLOT, WHY MUST FILMS OR FICTION? - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#24. I didn't get my degree at NYU; I got it later, they gave me an honourary one. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#25. It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#26. When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them, it really opened up a lot of things for me. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#27. I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work, and there are things about their work or their presence or their own personality that make a character, that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities. It's always a real collaboration for me. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#28. I've always loved films, always. I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#29. Ghost Dog: In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#30. Separate two particles, place them at opposite ends of the universe, produce some effect in one, and the other will be identically affected. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#31. Stupid f***ing white man. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#32. Specific music starts feeding my imagination and gives me a landscape that corresponds somehow, in some abstract way, to the world I'm just starting to imagine. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#33. If anyone tells you there is only one way, their way, get as far away from them as possible, both physically and philosophically. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#34. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#35. I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#36. Hopefully, if not it's not working right. I'm like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration and find the best way that will produce fruit. I like fruit. I like cherries, I like bananas. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#37. Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way, their sense of language and their vision. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#38. A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren't in it for the money. William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#39. I started working with friends of mine and that, to some degree, continues. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#40. It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#41. The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they're shot is very simple and the same. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#42. I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#43. Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal - a small newspaper. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#44. I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very, very important because they stripped things down. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#45. Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#46. When I'm trying to imagine something, I have a few elements, a few ideas, maybe a certain actor or actress I want to create a certain type of character for, or maybe a certain place. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#47. Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don't understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn't understand what they were talking about. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#48. I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes, nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to focus on the character and the things that don't apply are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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#49. If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry. - Author: Jim Jarmusch
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