Robert Redford Quotes About Lie, Eye, Complexity, Respond

Robert Redford Quotes About Lie, Eye, Complexity, Respond

Robert Redford Quotes

Robert Redford Quotes:

All of the films that I’ve made are about the country I live in and grew up in… And I think if you’re going to put an artist’s eye to it, you’re going to put a critical eye to it. I’ve always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that’s where complexity lies.

Robert Redford

Ambiguity is something that I really respond to. I like the complexity of it.

Robert Redford

As an actor and as a person you come together with being in familiar territory although that has not been my whole life. That’s been a part of it. I think a lot of people associate me with the west because of Sundance.

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Be careful of success; it has a dark side.

Robert Redford

Because, you know, you’re in Utah. And because of its political conservatism, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

Robert Redford

‘Butch Cassidy’ was the only film I ever enjoyed making.

Robert Redford

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Celebrity is a big part of the American social system. I’m certainly grateful for what it’s done for me, but I do think that celebrity is overdone in our society. I think it’s got a dangerous side to it.

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Films don’t always tell a story; some films can achieve effect just by being razzle-dazzle or rock n’ roll. That’s part of the fare that’s out there. And that’s okay. For me, I place more value on a story.

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For ‘Jeremiah Johnson,’ nobody wanted to make that film. I went to Sydney Pollack, and I said, ‘Sydney, I live in the mountains, and I would like to make a film about a person that had to exist in the mountains and survive in the mountains.’

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For me, the Sundance Institute is just an extension of something I believed in, which is creating a mechanism for new voices to have a place to develop and be heard.

Robert Redford

Generally speaking, I went through that. I came to a place where I realised what true value was. It wasn’t money. Money is a means to achieving an end, but it’s not the end.

Robert Redford

Golf has become so manicured, so perfect. The greens, the fairways. I don’t like golf carts. I like walking. Some clubs won’t let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart.

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He’s meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules – a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness – the temptations of life.

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I am passionate. I am political about my country, about what it is, how strong it is, how strong it remains.

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I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell’s notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we’re close to that.

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I did not, like my children and people today, grow up with television as part of my life.

Robert Redford

I don’t know what your childhood was like, but we didn’t have much money. We’d go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.

Robert Redford

I don’t see myself as beautiful. I was a kid who was freckle-faced, and they used to call me ‘hay head.’

Robert Redford

I had a mild case of polio – not enough to put me in an iron lung, but enough to keep me bedridden for weeks. As I came out of it, my mom wanted to do something for me. She realized that, growing up in the city, I’d missed out on a lot of nature.

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I had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did – meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, ’cause you yourself hadn’t shown up yet.

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I have the freedom to take chances, to say no. I have the freedom to be who I really want to be, rather than have to conform to this or that just to stay alive.

Robert Redford

I haven’t seen ‘The Revenant,’ but I’m sure it was great because it has a lot of talent involved.

Robert Redford

I just wanted to paint and sketch and tell stories by drawing.

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I love making films more than anything, but it’s tough.

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I really do miss being able to go through life a little less noticed.

Robert Redford

I remember my dad came from Ireland and Scotland, and so he carried with him the fear of poverty. So when I wanted to break loose, it kind of made him very nervous.

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I spent two summers working at Camp Curry and at Yosemite Lodge as a waiter. It gave me a chance to really be there every day – to hike up to Vernal Falls or Nevada Falls. It just took me really deep into it. Yosemite claimed me.

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I think documentary filmmakers need as much protection as possible under journalist’s privilege. How else is the public to know what is going on?

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I think independent filmmakers, documentary filmmakers – they are journalists.

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I was never a good student. I had to be dragged into kindergarten. It was hard to sit and listen to somebody talk. I wanted to be out, educated by experience and adventure, and I didn’t know how to express that.

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If you talk about an issue, what comes back is a description of what you’re wearing. Reporters only want to know how tall you are and if your teeth are capped.

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I’m not a facelift person. I am what I am.

Robert Redford

I’m not much interested in sport just as sport. I wouldn’t be interested in making a golf film or baseball or fishing film.

Robert Redford

In fact you’ve got your hands tied behind your back when somebody chooses to take a low road in to you, there is nothing you can do about it, and so you just live with it and move on.

Robert Redford

It’s good to say, ‘Look, I can’t always be right, but my gut tells me this’ – and then you confirm with your gut.

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It’s hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don’t think it’s necessarily broader or smarter.

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I’ve always liked speed. I own a car that I shouldn’t be talking about because I’m an environmentalist, but the 1955 Porsche Spyder 550 RS is the finest sports car ever made.

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Journalism has changed tremendously because of the democratization of information. Anybody can put something up on the Internet. It’s harder and harder to find what the truth is.

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Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it, you know, if you can’t deliver the emotions to your script there’s no point to your story. Story is the key.

Robert Redford

Never revisit the past, that’s dangerous. You know, move on.

Robert Redford

People are becoming more and more aware of how the dominance of development and business is altering their lives and, in particular, their own heritage.

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Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it.

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The big moment for me was making ‘All the President’s Men’. It was not about Watergate or President Nixon. I wanted to focus on something I thought not many people knew about: How do journalists get the story?

Robert Redford

The Right has such antiquated ideas – if they took charge, I think they’d want to close the parks, open the land up for development. It’s an ongoing battle to keep the parks strong.

Robert Redford

The way you really find out about the performer’s seriousness about the cause is how long they stay with it when the spotlight gets turned off. You see a lot of celebrities switch gears. They go from the environment to animal rights to obesity or whatever. That I don’t have a lot of respect for.

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Usually I like to improvise. Sometimes, depending on the nature of the piece, I like to improvise because I think it brings certain freshness and a reality to it, as long as it doesn’t go too far out of the box.

Robert Redford

Well first of all it’s a business and it’s a tough business, and you have to have the strength to survive all the set backs all the failures that make this a mean business, that’s getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion.

Robert Redford

When people start thinking of you more as a persona, they are less inclined to allow you to move into different areas. Sometimes they’re wrong. Sometimes they’re just very stereotypical or restricted in their own thinking of what they’ll allow you to do.

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When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’

Robert Redford

When you’re making a movie, you don’t think about the outcome. That’s something I’m grateful for: whenever I go and do a new project, I never think about the outcome. It’s always just about the work at hand. That’s the fun part. The other part is always something I’ve had a struggle with, which is promoting the film. I know it’s important.

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Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there’s excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off.

Robert Redford

You can’t completely control the sport – Tiger Woods comes close. The test is against yourself and nature’s own way. I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story.

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Who is Robert Redford?

Charles Robert Redford Jr. is an American actor, director and activist. He has received a number of honors, including two Oscars, one British Film Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, Cecil B. Demir Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.