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#1. Everybody's got one killer story. It doesn't take talent to tell that story, it just takes experience. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#2. In Hollywood you kind of fail upwards - Author: Kevin Smith
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#3. I liked hockey, and I still like hockey. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#4. We love dirty oral on the Down Low, but no going steady. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#5. BRODIE:
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for SEGA. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#6. You know, comics and movies, even if you take a comic and turn it into a movie, we can't all be Joss Whedon. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#7. Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me, for some odd reason, it goes deeper than that. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#8. So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop, man. And that's how I suspect a lot of people do it. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#9. I saw Richard Linklater's film 'Slacker' for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#10. Oh, I'm online all the time now. I'm not an outdoorsy type. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#11. AZRAEL:
No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater ... than central air. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#12. Keep your focus on what YOU want to do - not what anyone else wants or is doing. You lose time watching others succeed. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#13. It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#14. From now on, any flick I'm ever involved with, I conduct critics screenings thusly: 'You wanna see it early to review it? Fine: pay like you would if you saw it next week.' - Author: Kevin Smith
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#15. Don't go where the puck's been; go where it's gonna be - Author: Kevin Smith
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#16. I think: 'Wouldn't it be great to work with Bill Murray?' And then I'm like, 'You know what, just appreciate Bill Murray from afar, don't find out that maybe he's not the dude you want to work with.' - Author: Kevin Smith
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#17. Batman has an impeccable moral compass, he's clever and mysterious, and when fucktards get sassy, he punches them in the face. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#18. I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world, and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#19. I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#20. People are bursting out of the closet, rejecting their parents' wishes to keep the faith. Atheism is becoming mainstream. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#21. Im gonna try to pay for CLERKS III myself. As much as I love the crowd-funding model, thats an advancement in indie film that belongs to the next generation of artists. I started on my own dime, and if Im allowed, I should finish on my own dime. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#22. And the podcasting - I swear to you - on its worst day, the podcasts are better than our best films. Because they're more imaginative, and there's no artifice, and it's far more real. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#23. All these people who say success changes people; well, no, it just magnifies what's there. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#24. As human beings we govern our actions with our deepest fears. But if you name that shit, you claim that shit: let enough people into your closet and you'll find there's no more room for skeletons. Leave yourself nowhere to hide and you can live your life unguarded. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#25. My job is to say, 'This is how I see the world. Do you agree?' - Author: Kevin Smith
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#26. Generally, I wake up, honestly it's creepy, but I wake up around 4:20. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#27. More often than not, a hero's most epic battle is the one you never see; it's the battle that goes on within him or herself. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#28. Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#29. Don't let anybody tell you different, man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#30. Live a "Why not?" life, man. Take the shot. The shot is always worth taking. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#31. It takes nothing to encourage an artist. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#32. Brodie Bruce:
You're gonna listen to me? To something I said!? Jesus, man, haven't I made it abundantly clear during the tenure of our friendship that I don't know shit? I mean half the time I'm just talking out of my ass ... or sticking my hand in it. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#33. People tend to romanticize this job. So, it's fun to let the air out of it. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#34. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#35. Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#36. Only someone who doesn't understand art tells an artist their art somehow failed. How the fuck can art fail? Art can't be graded, because it's going to mean something different to everyone. You can't apply a mathematical absolute to art because there is no one formula for self-expression. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#37. I'd see movies, comedies, and I loved 'Animal House', I loved all the John Hughes stuff, but I never saw me and my friends totally represented. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#38. There's a trick to being whatever you want to be in life. It starts with the simple belief that you are what or who you say you are. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#39. Happiness can't be bottled. It can't be smoked, swallowed, shot or ejaculated. And there is no end game: you never cross the finish line and are suddenly happy. Even when all your wildest dreams come true, you still pursue happiness. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#40. The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#41. Indie film isn't dead, it just grew up. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#42. If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#43. Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#44. When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#45. You know, there's a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you. (As Silent Bob) - Author: Kevin Smith
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#46. Why do my movies make people feel so dead inside? - Author: Kevin Smith
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#47. If you're alive, kick into drive. Chase whimsies. See if you can turn dreams into a way to make a living, if not an entire way of life. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#48. Brodie Bruce:
I LOVE THE SMELL OF COMMERCE IN THE MORNING! - Author: Kevin Smith
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#49. When you're a filmmaker you're part of a very expensive art form. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#50. I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#51. If you're lucky, you go from being a movie fan to a movie maker. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#52. In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#53. I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#54. One man's frankness is another man's vulgarity. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#55. Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#56. I wanted to get my movie noticed WITHOUT spending any ad money. So I made a bit of a spectacle. I recorded lots of podcasts. I bickered with hate groups. I criticized critics. I banged pots together. I did everything I could to raise awareness without raising any money to do so. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#57. In Hollywood you just fail upwards. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#58. Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#59. Sometimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#60. It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#61. There was never any down side to casting friends over professionals. It was always fun seeing folks who never performed before stretching their wings. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#62. I try never to worry in general. Worry is interest paid in advance on a debt that never comes due. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#63. For years, my job was to make the movie inexpensively. And I could bring it in. What I can't control are the costs of marketing. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#64. Whenever I'm not shooting, I'm in the editing room with my footage. While the crew is taking 15 minutes to an hour to set up the next shot, I'm behind the Avid, putting the flick together. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#65. And George Carlin was a guy that the more he aged the younger he seemed. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#66. You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#67. In my spare time, I smoke acres of weed. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#68. With what you don't know about me, I could just about fill the Grand Canyon. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#69. I'm not even supposed to be here today. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#70. I know you're supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do weed! Don't do the other stuff, but weed is good - Author: Kevin Smith
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#71. The first few films I made didn't look good at all, and I wasn't trying to make them look good. People dig 'em because they like the content. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#72. GOD DOESN'T HATE FAGS OR
ANYBODY ELSE FOR THAT MATTER.
GOD SAVES! THEN, GOD PASSES IT
TO GRETZKY - WHO ROOFS THAT
SHIT, TOP-SHELF! THEN GOD AND
GRETZKY HIGH FIVE & BELLY-BUMP,
CELEBRATING THEIR HOCKEY
PROWESS. AND NEVER ONCE DO
THEY GIVE A SHIT IF ANYBODY'S
GAY OR NOT. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#73. I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#74. I'm always cribbing from real life. I'm not a very creative filmmaker. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#75. Stoners are cute; junkies are sad. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#76. People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#77. I really would love to play a hannibal lector or PSYCO type character. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#78. I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment. In fact, maybe that's really it. In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#79. I say what other people won't. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#80. I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should malleable and progressive; working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth; new ideas can't generate. Life becomes stagnant. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#81. Why take life seriously? No one gets out alive anyways. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#82. I just love movies, so suddenly, you're political about movies, and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#83. I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, 'Hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.' - Author: Kevin Smith
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#84. People have been telling me I'm a failure and that I'm doing it all wrong for 20 years now. Never trust anybody when they tell you how your story goes. You know your story. You write your own story. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#85. T-shirts and long pants make me easier to find in a crowd, but also easy to disappear in a crowd because if I am wearing this and suddenly I am not, it's like a Harry Potter invisibility cloak. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#86. In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#87. Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#88. There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#89. It's too expensive, that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#90. I don't have to write to South West buddy. In an hour South West gonna come looking for me! - Author: Kevin Smith
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#91. I made a deal with myself that whenever I smoke weed, I have to be doing something productive: writing, recording, cutting a podcast, editing, etc. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#92. It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you've won. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#93. If you grow up fat, you have to try harder. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#94. I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#95. It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#96. People wanted more advice. So I finally thought I could totally put this advice into a book. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#97. Failure is success training. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#98. Based on the timely and helpful responses to my support issues, I feel that I made the right decision to become a customer earlier this year. LuxSci is definitely a quality, customer-oriented business. - Author: Kevin Smith
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#99. This is not an industry in which you curl up in a ball and shy away from the realities. It's a time to scream to the clouds that we're here and we've got great values and great prices. What better time to do that than the Super Bowl? - Author: Kevin Smith
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#100. In this life, if you don't celebrate yourself, nobody will. - Author: Kevin Smith
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