Sunday, March 31, 2013

Malcolm McDowell Quotes

1. Let's not get too precious about it: actors are not heart surgeons or brain surgeons. We are just entertaining people.



2. (on Stanley Kubrick and "A Clockwork Orange") I was fortunate enough to work with Stanley before his infamous paranoia set in (referring to Kubrick's obsession over every possible variation on a scene, and over everything that might - or at least could - go wrong while filming). One complex technical shot, on the waterfront, gave us so much trouble that 50 takes were required…so Stanley did have an excuse. Nonetheless, after "Take 49", I asked him if we couldn't call this Take 1-A. "If I have to hear "Take 50,"" I complained, "I feel I'm going to crack." But Stanley looked me in the face and said, very flatly, "No." So "Take 50" it was. Well, I *tried* to reason with him, anyway.


3. The best thing I did was abuse myself when younger - I dabbled in everything, cocaine, booze, women - because now I don't have to do it anymore.



4. The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas.


5. There are no great scripts - just great films.




6. (on Stanley Kubrick) Probably one of the five greatest directors that ever lived.

7. (when asked what his favorite Stanley Kubrick film was) "A Clockwork Orange"! I never saw any of the others.


8. There's nobody who's ever going to come close to John Ford.





9. (reflecting on "A Clockwork Orange") It's a remarkable film that has survived as such a classic and I'd be a raving idiot not to be thrilled with that.


10. (on horror movies) I'm not that keen on them, to be honest. I find them tedious, most of them, really kind of schlocky and terrible character development and thin storylines. The ones that I've seen, they're usually pretty bad because they're very low budget.


11. He didn't want me at first, told me about the big-name actor he could get, how he was taller than I was - I'm five eight and a half - but I said: "That's nothing, I can stand on a box."

12. (on Wes Craven and "The People Under the Stairs") I went to see the film and I was just riveted by this thing. I thought: "My God, this guy is brilliant. I'd love to work with him."


13. I did a picture I loved called "Time After Time", and the people who saw it loved it. We had a big opening in Toronto at the Festival of Festivals - huge - and they gave us a fabulous reception. Great city, Toronto - Mary (Mary Steenburgen) and I loved it there. Great restaurants, great people. The studio hired these so-called "experts" to tell them how to market the film. And these silly asses took a poll to determine a "recognition" factor. And more people recognized "Jack the Ripper", which was David Warner's role in the movie, than H.G. Wells, who I played in the movie. Hardly anyone recognized the name H.G. Wells, in fact. So they decided to go with a campaign that stressed "Jack the Ripper", which was all well and good except that people didn't want to see another movie about "Jack the Ripper", and they stayed away in droves. I've got a big piece of that film, but I haven't seen a penny, and I probably never will. However, I did meet my wife making that movie, so I don't really mind!

14. (on playing the character Alex DeLarge in "A Clockwork Orange") I don't think I have ever had that much fun doing the work. He was a wicked son of a bitch.


15. (on "Time After Time") I got to be the hero in that one. It's a very whimsical part, a wonderful part, H.G. running after "Jack the Ripper" (David Warner) and meeting this modern woman (Mary Steenburgen). Of course, it's very special to me because I met Mary ((Mary Steenburgen), we got married, and we had two children. Even though we're not together now, she is the mother of my children and that film is where we met. It's also a damn good film! (on "Time After Time")

16. (on Rob Zombie) He's got a definite point of view. He has just done horror films because that's all they want him to make. For him to get out of that, which he will, is going to be tough. He is a far better director than a horror movie director. The way he looks at the material and the way he gives you reign but also gives you boundaries.

17. (on unsimulated sex scenes in mainstream films, often sourced to his film "Caligula") I think that's crap. I think that's pathetic. Go get another job. Listen: We're in the business of illusion. We are illusionists. Seriously, that is absolutely pathetic. You're telling me to do a love scene, you actually have to have penetration? That's absolutely beyond pathetic. If you can't think of any way of making that exciting, you're in the wrong job. That's what I think. I remember when they did "Don't Look Now", and they thought that Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie actually made love on camera. It's laughable. They were just two extremely gifted actors who made everybody believe they did and ran with it. There was no way there was penetration on the set. No way. Because that crosses over into a porno picture, and I don't care which way you dress it up.

18. (referring to Lindsay Anderson) I loved him, more than any other man, ever. More than my father I think. I loved him.


19. (on playing psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis in "Halloween") I want to make Loomis a man with a tremendous ego. I've met some of these doctors through the years, where there is more ego in it than there is (interest in what's) best for the patient, and if they can get a book out of it - which of course he has done - it's a bestseller, and that's so much better.

20. (at ZomBcon) It is true I'd rather get a hole in one than win an Academy Award.


21. (on Donald Pleasence) I did know Donald. I met him in London at the Royal Court Theatre. He was a tremendous actor - he played those wonderful sinister parts. I particularly remember him in two performances: He was in two great plays, one was written by Robert Shaw called "The Man in the Glass Booth" and the other was a Harold Pinter play, "The Guest".


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Doutzen Kroes Quotes

1. I am able to really enjoy the positive attention I receive.

2. I miss my family very much.

3. I take really good care of my body.

4. At the moment I believe that there is a Netherlands wave. In the past there were many Brazilian, Belgian and Russian girls. Now the Dutchies are even too!

5. I feel like it's always important to curl your eyelashes. I always do when I wake up and you know you look tired, when you curl eyelashes and put mascara it makes such a huge difference, so that's the trick that I always use.


6. I like to take care of myself and know what foods I should be eating.

7. (on her scheduled trip to outer-space in 2014) My work has literally brought me to the most beautiful places on earth. But apparently nothing is as beautiful as the view of the earth from space. Astronauts who have been lucky enough to have had that experience, say it is life changing.


8. In any job, you have to give up certain things, and I believe that having a good quality of life means enjoying certain things only in moderation.


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Anna Kournikova Quotes

1. At the same time, I've been in the public eye for so many years, there's been so much criticism, so much scrutiny, so much time in the spotlight, that I've developed a certain shield, a certain thick skin, if you will. But the most important thing is what you think of yourself and what you did, and what the people close to you think.

2. (what she said to Martina Hingis after losing a junior match to her) You won, but I'm prettier and more marketable than you.


3. Like any young person, I do what I want.





4. It's not really a shorter skirt, I just have longer legs...

5. Ten years from now it won't be enough that we, as ladies, only play tennis. The public wants to see more. We are the possession of the public. They make us stars and let us earn money. In about ten years every woman will play topless.


6. There's time for a boyfriend in my life. But he would have to be understanding. He would have to understand that often I will be travelling and playing.



7. I like to go to church. It's so nice and peaceful inside. You come out and you feel clean. Everything dirty is gone.


8. I know what I have achieved. I don't care or want to change anyone's perception or opinion of me. But do I sometimes wish it were different and that people gave me more credit? Yes. I've still got a heart. I'm not made of ice.

9. My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager.


10. The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players.



11. When I play, I feel like I'm in a theatre, why should I look ugly then, because I'm a tennis-player?

12. Do I consider myself sexy? It all depends on the way I'm feeling. When I'm happy inside, that's when I feel most sexy.


13. I like myself so much better now. I've completely changed since quitting the tour. When I was playing, I was 21 years old and now I'm in my late twenties.



14. The world believes all blondes are stupid and brunettes are smarter. Well, I disagree.


15. I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.





16. I just play for fun.

17. There are a lot of pretty girls. I am a tennis player first of all, that is why I am here, and if wasn't producing results no one would notice me.


18. I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that. Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend. And I kiss them all.

19. When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.


20. I think it's really important for me not to forget where I came from.




21. I'm like an expensive menu…you can look but you can't afford!

22. I think that tennis is a lady's sport, so we should look out there like ladies.


23. At this year's Open, I'll have five boyfriends.

24. (her thoughts after meeting Prince Andrew) He didn't set the world on fire.

25. It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player.

26. I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do.


27. I've just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: "You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?" I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest.


28. I worked very hard and I earned all the attention I'm getting.

29. I'm like the most expensive, exotic item on a gourmet menu. People can wonder about the sensuous delights of the dish, but they can't afford such an expensive luxury.


30. A court is like a scene, people want to see attractive people.


31. People believe because I'm blonde, I must be stupid. But the blondes are the smart ones.

32. God gives all to those, who get up early.


33. I love Miami because it's so low-key. It's not a proper city like New York or Los Angeles, where if you go outside you have to be properly dressed and everything. In Miami, I could walk around naked. The good thing here is that there aren't too many photographers chasing you. If you're in LA, the photographers are everywhere.



34. It's true I always try to be as seductive as possible but I wouldn't be here if I couldn't play tennis.


35. Boyfriends have to understand me and my needs. They have to know what I want out of my life and about my strict regime. I go to bed at 10pm and not later. I separate my professional and private lives.






36. I'm not here to prove or to scream or to remind people. As long as I know that I achieved things in tennis, that's what matters to me. You cannot be good for everybody. There are always going to be some people who like you and some who don't. I don't even think about pleasing other people.


37. You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.

38. Did it frustrate me that people always said I never won a singles title? No, not at all. It doesn't frustrate me now. And it didn't frustrate me then either. I have no life-changing regrets from tennis.


39. It would be strange if I hadn't grown up, if I hadn't changed. I like getting older. I wouldn't want to be 22 or 25 in my head again. I feel as though I'm getting smarter and wiser and learning a lot of things. Now that I'm older, I'm much more tolerant of myself, much kinder towards myself. Maybe it would be nice to have the skin of a 20 year-old, though.


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Candice Swanepoel Quotes

1. No one knows anything about the fashion industry in Brazil. They don't care what you do. They just want the beach and the sun and the fun. I feel the freest and the happiest there.

2. I'm heartened to know how much everyone cares about me, but in this case everything is normal and good.


3. A relationship is like another job, you know, you have to work at it all the time.


4. The best V-Day gift I've ever received was a personalized photo collage.

5. At school I got teased because I was so thin and awkward-looking. But the girls on TV looked similar to me. I would say to my mum: "The girls at school are teasing me, but I look like those girls on TV."


6. Victoria's Secret is like a big family.




7. Being confident in your own skin is very sexy. I think when you have fun and are yourself that is sexy too.

8. Women are complicated. We all know that.


9. I am healthy and happy.


10. Whenever you feel down, you can check on Twitter and feel better about yourself, because it's only people who like you.

11. Brazil, I'm totally obsessed. I've been going since I was 17, and the first time I went, I fell in love with it.


12. I get skinnier if I'm very busy.


13. I feel if I'm healthy and happy, I look good. With a good mixture of fitness and healthy food I always feel great!

14. I grew up on a dairy and beef farm.


15. Your body is a machine. Learn the right way to take care of it.

16. I grew up in a farm in South Africa and I was scouted there and they sent me to Europe. It's kind of been blessed, since then it happened all so fast.


17. I like a man who looks like a bad boy but knows how to treat a woman like a queen.

18. I have always been very comfortable in little clothing; its part of my job.

19. I try to train as much as I can, as much as my schedule allows it.


20. (being asked, what it means to be a Victoria's Secret Angel for her future career) Being one of the angels is one of the few jobs that can totally change someone's life. For example, clients and designers who would have never given you a second look, now sit up and take notice. 

21. I want to live my life naked, with all my little naked kids naked in the garden.




22. I was a ballet dancer growing up and that's what I was convinced I would be.

23. I was always interested in fashion and beauty. I was fifteen when I was scouted in a flea market. Two years later, I arrived in New York. I was in awe because it was like another planet.


24. I was very skinny, braces; so I never thought I would be a model.

25. (being asked, how she stays in shape) Good genetics are a start, but I have to go to the gym, look after my skin, and drink lots of water. It's my job to take care of myself and my body. Happiness plays a big part in your appearance too.

26. I'd love to be a pop star - at heart.

27. I'd like to one day be featured on a list of inspirational people who have made a difference in the world, whether it be helping underprivileged people or putting an end to the poaching of wildlife in Africa.


28. I'm crazy about jewelry; swimwear and jewelry.





29. I'm usually bikini-ready all year round.

30. (asked for her favorite destination for a modeling job) I'd have to say the Seychelles, because I adore being in tropical places. However, Paris and Milan are also special to me. Every city has something special that attracts me.


31. It's been amazing how this crazy career has been created. I feel that it's been given to me. I wouldn't be anywhere without Victoria's Secret.




32. I don't know if it is obvious, but I am extremely shy. 


33. Most women find a man with good manners sexy.





34. Of course you can't feel sexy and beautiful every day. But we try our best.

35. If I'm on holiday, I'm active on the beach, I play tennis, I run, I swim a lot. It's just about making the workouts fun, I think, and then it doesn't really feel that bad.


36. My ideal Valentine's Day is spending it with someone you are in love with and for that someone to make you feel loved and appreciated.



37. (on her favorite fashion designers) My favorite designers are, Chloe, D&G,
Christian Louboutin and Marc Jacobs. I change my style from day to day, so I have many favorites.


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Natalia Vodianova Quotes

1. In two weeks after giving birth to Lucas, I was on the catwalk.


2. I get unhappy if I don't go for a walk. Getting everything in my body moving clears the head. It's part of human existence to be on the move.


3. I respect my body, my body is my temple. If I eat like a pig, I am going to feel like a pig. Sometimes I have a huge, delicious five-star dinner with my grandparents with seven courses. In the morning you wake up and you feel like s**t. If I feel like that, OK, I am not going to be able to feel good about myself.

4. Success comes from happiness, because you attract positive energy when you give away positive energy.

5. C'mon guys, you know it's better to be skinny than to be fat.

6. Hard work is my etiquette in life. I will never just sit around and do nothing.


7. My mother - a single mum with three children - was almost too kind to other people, so nobody really got to understand her. Unless you have vanity, it's very challenging for a woman to love herself.

8. NHS are fighting against obesity. Children taken away from their parents because they are too fat.


9. I come from a background where opportunities don't come easily, so I lack the confidence of an achiever. I feel a constant need to prove myself.

10. No matter who you are, you are somebody in fact. Always in the back of my mind, I have to do what my heart tells me and not what my brain tells me.


11. I find it hard to enjoy being alone to appreciate the stillness of life. Maybe it's a fear of abandonment - I grew up in a small place surrounded by people, but also missing a father figure.

12. I have done it. I have everything I want. I have made enough money to secure my family and that is all I care about.


13. Working on a fruit stall in Russia taught me how to experience physical pain. It's nothing compared with emotional pain, because it's controllable. I found childbirth a beautiful, natural pain; it's part of a woman's personal evolution.

14. Our industry is scrutinized for giving false image and criteria of beauty and provoking eating disorders however there are other industries that might be even more to blame like food industry that is constantly reinventing ways of pushing food on us.

15. Living with my invalid sister was like living with a grown-up baby, and the feeling of rejection from my community almost killed me. But that pain is very cleansing - if you make one small, positive step, you see new roads.


16. I wish I did say at the time, that I assume there is very little Anorexia or Bulimia issues in countries like Africa, China and Russia today!

17. Russians are very straightforward - we speak with our emotions. I used to fight everything, but the English way is much better - it saves your nerves.


18. Men don't discuss their problems. That's what keeps them manly and perfect.







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