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All Quotes by author - Harmony Korine
" Cinema sustains life. It captures death in its progress. "
" Ever since I was little, I would just make stories up in my mind. It was based on people I saw in the street or someone I would talk to, or I would hear a specific voice. "
" Everything has to have some kind of a point for people to breathe easy. What's the point of life? I have no clue, but sometimes there are things that just attract us and pull us in a certain way. "
" Here's the thing that people don't understand: I don't really care. I've never been a careerist. It's not a strategy. I react to certain characters and story lines and specific mode of filmmaking. "
" I always get sick of these conversations where people are so obsessed with pixels, with high definition, and even with technology in general. I find it just dull and heartless. And so I wanted to use only the worst machines. "
" I always try to make films in such a way that it's hard to imagine how they came to be, or where they came from. "
" I always wanted the films to play in malls, and I wanted as many people as possible to see them. I never want them to be marginalized in the kind of rarefied, elitist world. I always have hopes that the films will permeate culture in a big way. A lot of times, I'm wrong, but it's always the hope. "
" I'd always heard stories about how Harpo Marx was the most talkative of the Marx brothers. I found it interesting that someone you never got to hear speak in films would never not speak in real life. "
" I do have friends who make movies, but for the most part, I never really wanted to feel like I was part of an industry. "
" I don't even know how people read new fiction anymore because there's so much old fiction that exists that seems great that's unread. It's overwhelming to me. But, I mean, I do read. But there probably haven't been many people less literate than me that have been in 'The Paris Review.' "
" I don't listen to music made by white people. I especially hate anything where a guitar is used. I don't listen to white people and guitars. "
" I don't make movies for the same reason that a lot of people do. I make films because I need to see them exist in a very specific way. "
" If I see something that's morally ambiguous or ambiguously beautiful or has some pull in some way, I won't censor myself; I always run towards the light. "
" I had a guidance counsellor who made me take an aptitude test, and told me I should be a bricklayer. "
" I had these experiences as a kid; I remember certain things happening in school that were horrifying that I would see, certain things of violence or certain things of cruelty, but around that, something might happen afterwards to cause everyone to laugh, and that always blew me away. "
" I have a pretty good family. But ever since I was little, I just felt like I wanted to be on my own. It was the same thing about school. "
" I look at WorldstarHipHop in the morning, Bossip, Global Grind, and everything in between, but it's all so quick, I don't even think about it. And I've never been a fan of lyrical or socially conscious rap music. "
" I'm not a video brat. I don't derive all my inspiration through movies. I get it from a lot of other places, too. "
" I never cared about making one coherent masterpiece with a conventional narrative. I always wanted my movies to have images falling from all directions in a vaudevillian way. If you didn't like what was happening in one scene, you could just snooze through it until the next scene. "
" I never feel like there's any one point to the film, to anything, to any of the movies I've made. "
" I never liked socially conscious rap. I like rap that's physical, that's about a beat and bass and repetition. "
" I never really feel wrong while making movies. I know myself, and I know that my intentions are pure and I'm on the side of righteousness. "
" I purposefully try to make films in that grey area, where things are morally ambiguous. It's like life: good people do horrible things, and bad people do good things, and there's beauty in horror and horror in beauty. "
" I studied writing at NYU. I graduated high school in Nashville and then went to the creative writing program, and in the first year, that's when I wrote 'Kids.' "
" I tried college and I hated that. I seem to quit everything I do. "
" I tried working odd jobs that had nothing to do with creating, and it was difficult for me. In the end, I just always loved movies. When I'm making a film, I feel most alive, like I'm doing the right thing, and I'm in the place where I need to be. "
" It's hard to say things without coming off in a certain way, but at a young age, I felt very driven. All I ever wanted to be is a soldier of cinema. "
" I use to live on this street when I was a kid where there was an old person retirement home, and all of the old people would listen to that band Herman's Hermits, and they would wear white nursing shoes. And they would throw away stacks of VHS tapes, and I would go through the trash and take them. "
" I've always - honestly - never thought of myself as an independent director. "
" I've always liked street lights, and I've always photographed them. I probably have a collection of two to three thousand photographs of them, just around the city, mainly at night. "
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