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Richard Linklater Quotes

Before Sunrise did very well internationally. It made as much in Italy and Korea as it did here.

Everyone is encouraged to see their lives, the world through the eyes of the rich.

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.

Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.

I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.

I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film, I may have spent a week in Los Angeles.

I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock, to be on people's radar a little.

I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing.

I think I got really lucky with Slacker. That was a film that probably shouldn't have been seen.

I think there are more films being made, but there are probably less outlets for them and distributors.

I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films.

I want to make a film about a factory worker.

I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years.

I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.

I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists.

I've never been a guy who had more than a toe in Hollywood anyway, so my toe is more easily lopped off than most.

It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form.

It's luck that one thing works out and one doesn't, it's sort of happenstance.

No one is asking what happened to all the homeless. No one cares, because it's easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.

Something about Texas I'm not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone.