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#1. 'Biutiful' is a tough film. It doesn't make concessions to the vulgarity of light entertainment. It's not the kind of film that you see every day in the Cineplex. But as an artist, it's the thing that I needed to do. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#2. If the audience, in minute 50, is thinking about the way a movie is shot, there's a problem. I want it to permeate emotionally. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#3. I knew little, but at least I knew that: no one could speak for someone else. That although we might want to tell other people's stories, we always end up telling our own. - Author: Alejandro Zambra
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#4. It's hard for me to work for somebody else. I can work with someone, but not for someone. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#5. 'Biutiful' is not about death. It's about life. It's a hymn to life. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#6. What good is making a jewel if nobody see it? But cost depends on the story. To get those performances in 'Biutiful,' you need that time. You need 60 takes in a scene and a year to edit. It's not realistic to do it any other way. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#7. Now that we're poisoned with the culture of superheroes, I think it's important to laugh about it. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#8. An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it. - Author: Alejandro Amenabar
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#9. Tarantino's 'Django' amused me very much. It is as made by an adult that was still a child. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#10. I think there's nothing wrong with being fixated on superheroes when you are 7 years old, but I think there's a disease in not growing up. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#11. Life is not a competition between men and woman. It is a collaboration. - Author: David Alejandro Fearnhead
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#12. When you are shooting in a conventional way, you put nets around yourself. It's very hard to fall and hit the ground. You can always manipulate things to make it not embarrassing. If the scene is a little bit bad, you can polish it or even take it out. You can hide your mistakes. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#13. To question your own process is a necessity. If you don't question yourself, it's impossible to improve. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#14. I am an artist, you understand? For me, a picture is like poetry. When you make art, this is not coming from an intellectual place. It's coming from the deep side of your unconscious, your soul. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#15. I never wanted to study art. And I don't think you need to study art if you are an artist. It's even dangerous to go to school. You need to do whatever you want, as you want. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#16. When you see things upside down, the ego can be extraordinarily funny; it's absurd. But it's tragic at the same time. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#17. When you live in a city, as I do, where violence is really in the streets, and people die every day, there's nothing funny about it. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#18. In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance. - Author: Alejandro Amenabar
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#19. It's not anthrax or terrorism or AIDS that is the worst ill in our world: The most horrible disease in the world is hate. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#20. I understand when there's no money for the arts in the government, but it should maybe pressure private companies to support more filmmakers. These exhibition and distribution companies are huge, and there might be incentives for them to invest more in Mexican cinema. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#21. When Lucifer's arrogance turns to righteousness, the Angels will reunite and the heavens will no longer be fragmented or lost in space. - Author: Alejandro C. Estrada
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#22. 'Santa Sangre' is the picture I love the best, myself, because 'El Topo' and 'The Holy Mountain' I made with my head, and 'Santa Sangre' I made with my feelings, with my heart. It's an emotional picture. And it's more real for me, that picture. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#23. Do you know the phrase, 'The word 'water' will not wet you?' It's one thing to write down an idea and another thing entirely to execute it. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#24. Irony is a great tool to deal with things. It's an intellectualization, a way to go above things, which can work. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#25. What's really exciting for me is communicating to other people and not just going somewhere to make a movie. That's Hollywood to me and it would mean nothing. - Author: Alejandro Amenabar
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#26. What's important is to give your ideas to the world if you love the world. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#27. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but Nutella and shoes seem to run a close second. - Author: David Alejandro Fearnhead
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#28. At a very young age, I was influenced enormously by Julio Cortazar or Carlos Fuentes. In that literature, there's always an exploration of different perspectives, points of view. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#29. Millions of Mexicans leave their kids in order to take care of other kids. That's a very painful thing. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#30. For me, surrealism is in my blood; it's not an effort. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#31. I feel terrible for directors of TV because all the episodes have to look the same. They make a great series for five or six years, and then when it's canceled, they can't break out on their own. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#32. In Mexico, when we want to speak deep secrets, we drink pulgue together. It is a drink made from the cactus plant, and when you take the bottle from your mouth, it leaves a string behind, between the mouth and the bottle, like a spider's web. It shows that the truth sticks inside. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#33. It's famous that comedians have a very dark personal state of mind. I think, in my case, it's the same. The only way to get deep is to have a balance, or a counterbalance. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#34. To become a celebrity, a name - and I've actually met some that speak of themselves in the third person - it's scary. They become an object, not a human, complex, questioning thing where the cells are always changing. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#35. Everyone's terrified of being mediocre. Everyone wants to be special. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#36. In hotels, every time I make a reservation and they never find my name, they never can pronounce it; it's so long, and sometimes they confuse. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#37. The problem with the screenplay is that it's not literature, and it's not a film. It's a very weird, technical kind of blueprint that will be absolutely transformed into something else that is not that, you know? Honestly, a screenplay is no literature. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#38. I see only one requirement you have to have to be a director or any kind of artist: rhythm. Rhythm, for me, is everything. Without rhythm, there's no music. Without rhythm, there's no cinema. Without rhythm, there's no architecture. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#39. The actors make the film. They're the ones that take this theoretical movie that's in your head and make it real. The success of a film is entirely on their shoulders. I admire them, because acting is such a difficult thing to do, and I personally can't understand it. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#40. As the camera, I try to subordinate every word to be truthful and honest to each character's context. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#41. Failure doesn't exist. It's only a change of direction. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#42. It's so weird to be alive and to be inside a body. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#43. It's not enough to quote someone; it's important to specify what aspect of that person you're referencing. Every time we talk about someone, we speak of that person as if our perception is the same for everyone. When - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#44. My ideal audience is on the young side, eager to mutate and move to a higher level of consciousness. I want my images to turn the viewer's brain into what it is: a flying carpet. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#45. It's not who, it's when - Author: Alejandro Taubas
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#46. It's very healthy to be aware of your ego. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#47. What's the purpose of being with someone if they don't change your life? She said that, and Julio was present when she said it: that life only had purpose if you found someone who changed it, who destroyed your life. - Author: Alejandro Zambra
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#48. I hate superficial violence. It's shallow and stupid, and the impact on the audience is really bad. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#49. I say, 'If somebody steals something of yours, then it's good; he loves what you do.' - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#50. To read is to cover one's face. And to write is to show it. - Author: Alejandro Zambra
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#51. I am not a normal person. I am living in a normal body, but my mind is not normal. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#52. Movies become art after editing. Instead of just reproducing reality, they juxtapose images of it. That implies expression; that's art. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#53. Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn't effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it's too much. - Author: Alejandro Amenabar
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#54. When one closes their heart to the mystery of G-D's way, they run the risk of not hearing His Call. - Author: Alejandro C. Estrada
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#55. Her eyes fall on Alejandro's lips, wanting, once again, to know how they would feel on her. She squirms at the thought. - Author: Vivian Winslow
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#56. I want to show the world that it is possible. It's possible to remember your self. To open your mind. To open your heart. To open your creativity. To live with less, but to live well. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#57. I know how to work with people. I've worked with the same people for 10 years. I'm not that kind of auteur. I hear ideas. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#58. Always when you are doing films, the themes swallow you in one way or another. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#59. When the bull's-eye becomes as big in your mind as an elephant, you are sure to hit it. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#60. Wine is not a magic serum of truth. It just silences that smart little voice in your head which advises against saying some dumb shit. - Author: David Alejandro Fearnhead
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#61. The planet is ill, everyone knows that. But I need to be optimistic, otherwise I would just be adding to the negativity. So every night I come on Madrid TV and read a piece of good news. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#62. For me 'Dune' was a dream - a big dream! - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#63. I'm telling the same story in every film. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#64. I liked Lady Gaga's meat dress. It was funny. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#65. Innocence can be more powerful than experience. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#66. I began to learn about the camera and the actors. That gave me a lot of the skills. At the same time, advertising gives you a lot of vices, for example, an obsession for a superficial look, but at the same time, it gives you the capacity to synthesize the story - tell a story in one minute. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#67. Alejandro, who thought he was a wit. And he was, if you put a "nit" in front of it, - Author: Karen Chance
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#68. We have always existed in different forms - carbon, oxygen, water, heat. Maybe Heaven is this brief period when the elements realize they're alive. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#69. Life is beautiful, what do you think? In the morning I say, 'Ah, I am alive still!' All my friends die already. I am alive. It is fantastic. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#70. When I'm tired, I see industrial pictures. But I'll see one every two months. If I see one every day, I'll become an idiot. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#71. Carlsen came with a line that was not very theoretical, trying to challenge the World Champion to play chess. [ ... ] But Anand proved that even this obscure line is something he has studied before, and it was Carlsen that was set back. - Author: Alejandro Ramirez
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#72. My father was an atheist, absent. He was a salesman; I was four years old when he told me that the end of life was death. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#73. When I was an adolescent, I abandoned my country at 23 years to come to Paris to know Andre Breton, the 'Pope of Surrealism.' And for three years, I was there working with him being a surrealist. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#74. I think I want to talk about life from the point of view of death. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#75. Directing non-actors is difficult. Directing actors in a foreign language is even more difficult. Directing non-actors in a language that you yourself don't understand is the craziest thing you can possibly think of. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#76. For me, the most important thing that I have to accomplish is to be a good father. That's the most difficult challenge of my life. That's the most important thing for me, more than films. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#77. I am not like Hitchcock, directing the reaction of the public or the audience. I don't like that. I think this is some kind of fascism - 'You need to react like that.' No. No. It's not like this; everyone needs to react as he can. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#78. Man, who knows everything, but fails to see anything by choosing to have nothing because he is too busy knowing it all to realize how much he's been given - Author: Alejandro C. Estrada
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#79. When you have a fresh point of view that comes from the right side of the heart, it's just so valuable. You can take it or not take it, but just that perspective can give you a lot of strength or make you reflect on a lot of things. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#80. There's nothing better than being in a film that translates to audiences and makes people think and feel good and walk away with great revelations in their own life of some kind. But when the process and the experience and the fun of that matches, it's a good feeling. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#81. I'm scared of horses, and I don't know how to shoot them, but that's what excites me. After 40 years old, if you don't do some things that really terrify you, I don't think they're worth doing. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#82. Americans easily forget that the air they breathe is the same as those in Europe or Africa or Asia; it's the same air as Jesus breathed. I would like them to remember that connection. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#83. It's not the same thing to make a work - a film, a book, a play - about youth as it is to make one about old age. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#84. I can't understand the conditions of a corporate product being designed and getting millions. I admire it, it's great, but I don't know how to do that. I have to have the wheel. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#85. You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that's what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#86. 'Russian Ark,' I adore - I almost cried at the end of that film, it's so beautiful. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#87. The way America sees Mexico, if they have any sense of it, is like Taco Bell. Our countries are neighbors, and the only hard food to get in America is true Mexican. It's impossible to find, even in L.A. Why is that? - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#88. For me, it's not about masochism to talk about death. For me, it's about observing life through death, from the last point of it. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#89. I realized - and I am probably the last person in the world to realize this - that we live our lives with no editing. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#90. The expected vertical line of Ikiru's narrative breaks when Kurosawa does a flash-forward in the middle of the film. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#91. The first thing I didn't understand was my life. It's a mystery. And today I don't understand economy or politics. I don't know why politics or economy are destroying the world, but I will understand after understanding. - Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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#92. It's harder to make real audio than special effects audio. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#93. Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that's a need of the human condition - to look for affection or recognition or validation. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#94. On a transcendental level, a film is not going to be better or worse because there's a prize behind it. The work will be what it is, with or without a prize. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#95. In the United States there's not a lot of people interested in foreign language films. Every time, it's more difficult for foreign language films to survive here. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#96. It's not about the taking part. It's about the winning. It's about the hours you sacrifice in order to achieve your victory, and only you know what victory is for you, and only you know what it took to get you there. - Author: David Alejandro Fearnhead
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#97. Time is what allows stories to spread into people's consciousness. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#98. I've learned to lose with a smile on my face. That's what the Oscar teaches you. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#99. I learned with 'Birdman' that it's liberating when you just lose yourself and go after something that terrifies you. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#100. I think intelligence basically can be in a way defined by the possibility of having two opposite ideas living together and at the same time functioning. That's why I think a smart script has two things living in the same place, and they're absolutely contradictory. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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