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All Quotes by author - Dawn Steel
" An epic is the canvas Brian DePalma paints on. "
" A really hard lesson to learn is that most of the time, it's not about you. "
" Dishonesty, lack of integrity catches up with you. "
" Don't believe everything you read in the trades. "
" Foreign revenues are tremendously important, but foreign audiences are dying for American movies, not for films they could make themselves. "
" Having money is better than not having it, but I've been poor, and I've survived. "
" Historically, Vietnam movies have been profitable. All of them. 'Platoon,' 'Full Metal Jacket,' 'Apocalypse Now,' 'The Deer Hunter.' You're looking at movies that have been not pretty successful, but very successful. The foreign numbers have been extraordinary. "
" I'd like my epitaph to read 'Given the amount of time she had, she did the best job she could.' Also that I'm a nice person... and a good mother. "
" I don't know that I would say abrasive. In some ways, I was curt because there's an unbelievable amount to accomplish in a day, and maybe I was insensitive considering the pressures and responsibilities of these jobs. "
" I don't want my child to have unhealthy values. "
" I felt more comfortable in TV than in the film world where the players were more erudite and intellectual. "
" I felt that if I shared the lessons that I learned - both the good ones and the bad ones - that I might make the climb a little less painful for other women. "
" If I can do it, anyone can do it. "
" If the doors are going to close on me, it's a little late. "
" If you can market smut and toilet paper, you can market movies. "
" I had an obsession with underarm shields - pointy ones, round ones, full ones, half ones. "
" I hate management. I hate management. I just do. "
" I have to tell you, I'm a great teacher. Ask anybody who worked for me, except some secretaries who weren't very good. "
" I just love the idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, whether it's the success of 'Cool Runnings,' which is the success of four guys from Jamaica who had never seen snow, or whether it's my success, just as a human being. "
" I love stories about underdogs. "
" I'm not Mary Poppins, but I think I functioned with integrity. "
" I'm tired of being the bad guy all the time, saying 'no' to people I like. "
" In my family, education was something you endured. My parents weren't educated past high school, and the only book in our house was a 'Reader's Digest' condensed book. Can you imagine? "
" In some ways I was curt because there's an unbelievable amount to accomplish in a day. "
" I react to stress badly. I handle it better these days. But I'm a very straightforward person. "
" I started with nothing. Less than nothing. "
" I think exciting sexuality is part of the fantasy, part of the entertainment of a love story. "
" I think women's relationships with other women are very complicated and depend on their relationships with their mothers. Mine was fraught with problems. So I didn't necessarily trust women for a long time. "
" I thought it was great being the only girl in the room. I loved the attention. After I got used to it, I didn't want to be the only girl in the room. I had no one to talk to. "
" It hurt me deeply, this reputation as tough, hard, mean. "
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