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All Quotes by author - Peter Greenaway
" All really worthwhile artists, creators, use the technology of their time, and anybody who doesn't becomes immediately a fossil. "
" All religions have always hated females. "
" Anybody who writes a diary insists it must be read by someone else. "
" As for critics, one mediocre writer is more valuable than ten good critics. They are like haughty, barren spinsters lodged in a maternity ward. "
" Cinema basically examines a personality first and the body afterward. "
" Cinema ceases to be passive and becomes active: you, the audience, are now, in some senses, in charge of the filmmaking process. You have all got mobile phones, you have all got cam recorders, and you've all got laptops, so you're all filmmakers. "
" Cinema, which demands suspension of disbelief, is an increasingly naive proposition. "
" English culture is highly literary-based. "
" Everything I try to do wants to be able to push communication through the notion of the visual image. "
" For 8,000 years, we've had lyric poetry; for 400 years we've had the novel: theatre hands its meaning down in text. Let's find a medium whose total, sole responsibility is the world as seen as a form of visual intelligence. Surely, surely, surely the cinema should be that phenomenon. "
" For so many filmmakers, cinema is a means to an end. "
" I admit that death is not just about you, it's also about the people who love you. "
" I always think that art is one of the most wonderful exciting curious ways to learn. I have no worries or apologies about art being used as a teaching medium. "
" I believe that cinema died on the 31 September 1983 when the zapper, or the remote control, was introduced into the living rooms of the world. "
" I believe there's no such thing as history; there's only historians, and in English, we've got this word 'his'tory, but what about her story? So that, in the end, the history of the world would be a history of every single one of its members, but of course, you could never get to grips with that. "
" I can't think of anyone who has done anything remotely useful after the age of 80. "
" I don't believe in the deplorable notion of realism in the cinema: you can over-reach it, and it becomes as false as convention. "
" I don't want to be a film-maker. I think painting is far more exciting and profound. "
" If you knew when you were going to die, wouldn't you make your life more worthwhile? "
" If you think about it, most cinema is built along 19th-century models. You would hardly think that the cinema had discovered James Joyce sometimes. "
" If you want to tell stories, be a writer, not a filmmaker. "
" I'm a Darwinian. "
" I'm sorry - you know, culture is elitist. Culture has to be elitist: it's about seeing and knowing and about knowledge. "
" In a world where we can all be our own filmmakers, the old elites are disappearing and there is no desire to look at somebody else's dream anymore because you can go off and make your own. "
" I obviously irritate people. I obviously antagonise them. "
" I suppose I am gently cynical about notions of who we think we are, but I certainly don't hate my fellow man. I think my cinema, although it might often deal with death and decay, is highly celebratory. "
" I think my films are always quite self-reflexive and always question 'why am I doing this, is this the right way to do it, what is cinema for, does it have a purpose?' "
" I think that every artist dreams of renewing the forms which came before, but I think very few can be considered to have achieved that. We are all dwarves standing upon the shoulders of the giants who preceded us, and I think we must never forget that. After all, even iconoclasts only exist with respect to that which they destroy. "
" I think that films or indeed any art work should be made in a way that they are infinitely viewable; so that you could go back to it time and time again, not necessarily immediately but over a space of time, and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it. "
" I think there is no future whatsoever in 3D. It does nothing to the grammar and syntax or vocabulary of cinema. And you get fed up with it in exactly 3 minutes. "
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