Roger Ebert Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert quotes: If you don't flush out the pipes, they'll run brown. If you don't flush out the pipes, they'll run brown.
Roger Ebert quotes: It's hard to explain the fun to be found in seeing the right kind of bad movie. It's hard to explain the fun to be found in seeing the right kind of bad movie.
Roger Ebert quotes: A lot of first novels are written long before they're actually put down on paper. A lot of first novels are written long before they're actually put down on paper.
Roger Ebert quotes: Are vampires kinky? I didn't know. Are vampires kinky? I didn't know.
Roger Ebert quotes: Gene Siskel used to describe old-age makeup as making young actors look like turtles. Gene Siskel used to describe old-age makeup as making young actors look like turtles.
Roger Ebert quotes: I know aliens from other worlds are required to arrive in New Mexico, but why stay there? I know aliens from other worlds are required to arrive in New Mexico, but why stay there?
Roger Ebert quotes: All I require of a religion is that it be tolerant of those who do not agree with it. All I require of a religion is that it be tolerant of those who do not agree with it.
Roger Ebert quotes: No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad. No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad.
Roger Ebert quotes: I am proudly a liberal. I am also patriotic, reasonable, pro-American, and stand for family values. I am proudly a liberal. I am also patriotic, reasonable, pro-American, and stand for family values.
Roger Ebert quotes: Resentment is just a way of letting someone else use your mind rent-free. Resentment is just a way of letting someone else use your mind rent-free.
Roger Ebert quotes: [Orson Welles] was a man who made the greatest film ever made and was never forgiven for it. [Orson Welles] was a man who made the greatest film ever made and was never forgiven for it.
Roger Ebert quotes: I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting. I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting.
Roger Ebert quotes: I have no fear of death. We all die. I consider my remaining days to be like money in the bank. When it is all gone, I will be repossessed. I have no fear of death. We all die. I consider my remaining days to be like money in the bank. When it is all gone, I will be repossessed.
Roger Ebert quotes: I lost faith in the Oscars the first year I was a movie critic - the year that Bonnie and Clyde didn't win. I lost faith in the Oscars the first year I was a movie critic - the year that Bonnie and Clyde didn't win.
Roger Ebert quotes: We are poor mortals, but it dreams to us that we can fly. We are poor mortals, but it dreams to us that we can fly.
Roger Ebert quotes: In the world of acting, many are thin but few are talented. In the world of acting, many are thin but few are talented.
Roger Ebert quotes: Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren't solved, they're dealt with. Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren't solved, they're dealt with.
Roger Ebert quotes: Marlon Brando is the most influential movie actor of the century. Marlon Brando is the most influential movie actor of the century.
Roger Ebert quotes: We can't help identifying with the protagonist. It's coded in our movie-going DNA. We can't help identifying with the protagonist. It's coded in our movie-going DNA.
Roger Ebert quotes: Well, we're all dying in increments. I don't mind people knowing what I look like, but I don't want them thinking I'm dying. Well, we're all dying in increments. I don't mind people knowing what I look like, but I don't want them thinking I'm dying.
Roger Ebert quotes: We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking. We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
Roger Ebert quotes: Samurai films, like westerns, need not be familiar genre stories. They can expand to contain stories of ethical challenges and human tragedy. Samurai films, like westerns, need not be familiar genre stories. They can expand to contain stories of ethical challenges and human tragedy.
Roger Ebert quotes: And the sexes eyeing each other uneasily, for nothing is easier for a teenager to imagine than rejection. And the sexes eyeing each other uneasily, for nothing is easier for a teenager to imagine than rejection.
Roger Ebert quotes: The Golden Thumb is not as good as the Oscar, but it is a lot of fun. The Golden Thumb is not as good as the Oscar, but it is a lot of fun.
Roger Ebert quotes: Because of the rush of human knowledge, because of the digital revolution, I have a voice, and I do not need to scream. Because of the rush of human knowledge, because of the digital revolution, I have a voice, and I do not need to scream.
Roger Ebert quotes: I know as a critic I'm required to have a well-armored heart. I must be a cynical wise guy to show my great sophistication. No pushover, me. I know as a critic I'm required to have a well-armored heart. I must be a cynical wise guy to show my great sophistication. No pushover, me.
Roger Ebert quotes: The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can't change your mind, because God sure isn't going to change His. The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can't change your mind, because God sure isn't going to change His.
Roger Ebert quotes: I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear
Roger Ebert quotes: Dogs remember every favor you ever do for them and store those events in a memory bank titled Why My Human Is A God. Dogs remember every favor you ever do for them and store those events in a memory bank titled Why My Human Is A God.
Roger Ebert quotes: Teaching prejudice to a child is itself a form of bullying. You've got to be taught to hate. Teaching prejudice to a child is itself a form of bullying. You've got to be taught to hate.
Roger Ebert quotes: It is reckless to make broad generalizations about any group of people. It is reckless to make broad generalizations about any group of people.
Roger Ebert quotes: Don't waste time on how it starts until you know how it ends, Don't waste time on how it starts until you know how it ends,
Roger Ebert quotes: It is comforting to think that we can love so powerfully that fate itself wheels and turns at the command of our souls. It is comforting to think that we can love so powerfully that fate itself wheels and turns at the command of our souls.
Roger Ebert quotes: That's how I gained a lifelong fondness for repeating certain phrases beyond the point of all reason. That's how I gained a lifelong fondness for repeating certain phrases beyond the point of all reason.
Roger Ebert quotes: Never marry someone who doesn't love the movies you love. Sooner or later, that person will not love you. Never marry someone who doesn't love the movies you love. Sooner or later, that person will not love you.
Roger Ebert quotes: We spend too much time hiding illness. We spend too much time hiding illness.
Roger Ebert quotes: There's nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom. There's nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom.
Roger Ebert quotes: As the man says in the play, for this relief, much thanks. As the man says in the play, for this relief, much thanks.
Roger Ebert quotes: Show me a sexual practice that involves ice cubes and hot sauce, and I will show you a sexual practice that would be improved without them. Show me a sexual practice that involves ice cubes and hot sauce, and I will show you a sexual practice that would be improved without them.
Roger Ebert quotes: Pixar is the first studio that is a movie star. Pixar is the first studio that is a movie star.
Roger Ebert quotes: Movies are not about moving, but about whether to move. Movies are not about moving, but about whether to move.
Roger Ebert quotes: Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think. Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think.
Roger Ebert quotes: The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented. The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented.
Roger Ebert quotes: Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him. Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him.
Roger Ebert quotes: Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
Roger Ebert quotes: You can't just tell actors, especially young ones, to 'act happy' and expect them to do it. They must in some essential way be happy. You can't just tell actors, especially young ones, to 'act happy' and expect them to do it. They must in some essential way be happy.
Roger Ebert quotes: What you see is so much less than what you get. What you see is so much less than what you get.
Roger Ebert quotes: The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise. The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
Roger Ebert quotes: Kindness' covers all of my political beliefs. Kindness' covers all of my political beliefs.
Roger Ebert quotes: I like smart movies about smart people, and enjoy it when most of the facts are on the table and we can contemplate them together. I like smart movies about smart people, and enjoy it when most of the facts are on the table and we can contemplate them together.
Roger Ebert quotes: Aren't you getting tired of people hating one another? What do they think they get out of it? Aren't you getting tired of people hating one another? What do they think they get out of it?
Roger Ebert quotes: The layout was griping, the glide is awesome. Two ten-inch fins up, way up. The layout was griping, the glide is awesome. Two ten-inch fins up, way up.
Roger Ebert quotes: Anyone who reads advice books about romance has one problem to begin with: bad taste in literature. Anyone who reads advice books about romance has one problem to begin with: bad taste in literature.
Roger Ebert quotes: A corner is important. It provides privacy and an anchor and lets you exist independently of the room. A corner is important. It provides privacy and an anchor and lets you exist independently of the room.
Roger Ebert quotes: I have been here before, I am here now, I will be here again. I have been here before, I am here now, I will be here again.
Roger Ebert quotes: Many really good films allow us to empathize with other lives. Many really good films allow us to empathize with other lives.
Roger Ebert quotes: What happens in a fantasy can be more involving than what happens in life, and thank goodness for that. What happens in a fantasy can be more involving than what happens in life, and thank goodness for that.
Roger Ebert quotes: You can't say it wasn't interesting. You can't say it wasn't interesting.
Roger Ebert quotes: It has been said that the reason we establish relationships is to assure ourselves of a witness to our lives. It has been said that the reason we establish relationships is to assure ourselves of a witness to our lives.
Roger Ebert quotes: Of all the arts, movies are the most powerful aid to empathy, and good ones make us into better people. Of all the arts, movies are the most powerful aid to empathy, and good ones make us into better people.
Roger Ebert quotes: It is quite possible for the vulgar to be funny, but to succeed, it must rise to a certain genius. It is quite possible for the vulgar to be funny, but to succeed, it must rise to a certain genius.
Roger Ebert quotes: Someone once said the fundamental reason we get married is because have a universal human need for a witness. Someone once said the fundamental reason we get married is because have a universal human need for a witness.
Roger Ebert quotes: If there is such a thing as a lock on an Oscar nomination, ... Hoffman has one. If there is such a thing as a lock on an Oscar nomination, ... Hoffman has one.
Roger Ebert quotes: Just write, get better, keep writing, keep getting better. It's the only thing you can control. Just write, get better, keep writing, keep getting better. It's the only thing you can control.
Roger Ebert quotes: The moment a man stops dreaming is the moment he petrifies inside. The moment a man stops dreaming is the moment he petrifies inside.
Roger Ebert quotes: Time is what the depressed and panicked lack. Time is what the depressed and panicked lack.
Roger Ebert quotes: I'm kind of glad the web is sort of totally anarchic. That's fine with me. I'm kind of glad the web is sort of totally anarchic. That's fine with me.
Roger Ebert quotes: Here's a notion: Peace in the Middle East would come about more easily if the region were governed by women. Here's a notion: Peace in the Middle East would come about more easily if the region were governed by women.
Roger Ebert quotes: I am not a believer, not an atheist, not an agnostic. I am more content with questions than answers. I am not a believer, not an atheist, not an agnostic. I am more content with questions than answers.
Roger Ebert quotes: The Toys of a Lifetime The Toys of a Lifetime
Roger Ebert quotes: We laugh, that we may not cry. We laugh, that we may not cry.
Roger Ebert quotes: Going to see Godzilla at the Palais of the Cannes Film Festival is like attending a satanic ritual in St. Peter's Basilica. Going to see Godzilla at the Palais of the Cannes Film Festival is like attending a satanic ritual in St. Peter's Basilica.
Roger Ebert quotes: It often strikes me that the actors in high school movies look too old. It often strikes me that the actors in high school movies look too old.
Roger Ebert quotes: We must try to contribute joy to the world. We must try to contribute joy to the world.
Roger Ebert quotes: We exist to have our wealth moved up the economic chain out of our reach. We exist to have our wealth moved up the economic chain out of our reach.
Roger Ebert quotes: It's the same the world over. A Hollywood production comes to town, and the locals all turn movie crazy. It's the same the world over. A Hollywood production comes to town, and the locals all turn movie crazy.
Roger Ebert quotes: All good art is about something deeper than it admits. All good art is about something deeper than it admits.
Roger Ebert quotes: Nothing ever seems straightforward in Venice, least of all its romances. Nothing ever seems straightforward in Venice, least of all its romances.
Roger Ebert quotes: We are put on this planet only once, and to limit ourselves to the familiar is a crime against our minds. We are put on this planet only once, and to limit ourselves to the familiar is a crime against our minds.
Roger Ebert quotes: Sometimes it's all about the casting. Sometimes it's all about the casting.
Roger Ebert quotes: I do suspect my star ratings average too high. But, of course, star ratings are ridiculous. I'm stuck with them. I do suspect my star ratings average too high. But, of course, star ratings are ridiculous. I'm stuck with them.
Roger Ebert quotes: I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
Roger Ebert quotes: What in the world is a leave of presence? It means I am not going away, What in the world is a leave of presence? It means I am not going away,
Roger Ebert quotes: Blockbusters run the mainstream industry. We may never again have a decade like the 1970s, when directors were able to find such freedom. Blockbusters run the mainstream industry. We may never again have a decade like the 1970s, when directors were able to find such freedom.
Roger Ebert quotes: A work is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about what it is about. A work is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about what it is about.