Browse Quotes by Topic:

  
Age
Anger
Art
Business
Change
Computers
Death
Education
Environmental
Experience
Faith
Food
Forgiveness
Friendship
Gardening
Government
Health
History
Humor
Imagination    
Life
Love
Marriage
Movies
Music
Nature
Patriotism
Peace
Poetry
Politics
Religion
Science
Society
Sports
Success
Technology
Time
War
Wisdom
Work


Featured Authors:


Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Ambrose Bierce
Aristotle
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sandburg
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Francis Bacon
Friedrich Nietzsche
George Bernard Shaw
George Eliot
George Washington
Henry Ford
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
Plato
Socrates
Sophocles
William Shakespeare

John Milius quotes (28)

A lot of directors don't know what they want to do. Every director I've seen that was a good director that I've admired knew exactly what he wanted to do. They didn't sit there and think about it.
John Milius   Category:

A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization.
John Milius   Category:

Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
John Milius   Category:

Egotism is not a good quality. It's not something to be admired or even tolerated. It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
John Milius   Category:

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
John Milius   Category: Movies

Films are always pretentious. There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker.
John Milius   Category:

I also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry.
John Milius   Category:

I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don't make it very easy to live your life.
John Milius   Category:

I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on. Just heavy and leaden.
John Milius   Category:

I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.
John Milius   Category:

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
John Milius   Category:

I mean, the old film critics just excoriated me.
John Milius   Category:

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to have been the darling of critics or something, but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
John Milius   Category:

I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%, you know? I think it's just that he has never... he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him.
John Milius   Category:

I've always been able to survive by writing, though.
John Milius   Category:

I've always had trouble with authority.
John Milius   Category:

'm a general, I do something. I go out and fight wars and win them.
John Milius   Category:

Matter of fact, the style that people use today, I invented in a way.
John Milius   Category:

Most artists think they're frauds anyway.
John Milius   Category:

Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about - courage.
John Milius   Category:

No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not.
John Milius   Category:

The filmmakers always have a great level of control.
John Milius   Category:

There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity today that there wasn't back in the days when they did 'Cleopatra,' where everything looked like a giant motel. People want to have it be authentic in the look, and authentic in the way people behave.
John Milius   Category:

Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills.
John Milius   Category:

Yeah, I think that's it... It's like Jesse James. He became really popular because he lasted so long. You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact that time will dignify anything, too.
John Milius   Category:

Yeah, there's absolutely. I mean, remember when The Searchers came out, it was a relatively big hit for a Western, and I think it made 5 million bucks - I don't even think it made that.
John Milius   Category:

You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated - I mean that I was just vilified for - are now looked at as classics.
John Milius   Category:

You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip... The people that really pass judgment on you really have nothing to do with what you do, usually.
John Milius   Category: