Baz Luhrmann Quotes


Best 62 Quotes by Baz Luhrmann – Page 1 of 3

“Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you.”

“All good, clean stories are melodrama; it's just the set of devices that determines how you show or hide it.”

“At a very young age I was allowed to go into the cinema and watch adult films.”

“Australia, to the rest of the world, is just far away, and Australia in the Thirties was the faraway of the faraway.”

“Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, And don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.”

“Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.”

“Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself.”

“Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you wanna do with your life; the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives; some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.”

“Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh never mind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.”

“Everything I make starts very personally.”

“Fitzgerald coined the phrase the 'Jazz Age', and now we're living in the Hip-Hop Age.”

“Fitzgerald was a modernist.”

“Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings, they're your best link to your past. And the people most likely to stick with you in the future.”

“Historically, epics are set in Africa or Asia or the Wild West, but if you make an epic today it's hard to disassociate from the contemporary realities of those places.”

“I always have a point of view. It may not be right, but it's my own.”

“I am always worried when someone says: This is perfect.”

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“I do find walking is fundamental to my creative process.”

“I don't have fights with actors. In absolute honesty, I've never fought with any actor ever.”

“I feel a kinship with anyone who feels that their road, their life or who they really are is not good enough. I really relate to that.”

“I feel funny about owning art. I don't really want to say: Wow, come and see my Monet – it's in a dark room at the bottom of my cellar.”

“I feel like a member of any group comprised of outsiders.”

“I grew up around jazz. I love jazz.”

“I mean the future has become old fashioned.”

“I mean, '8½' to me is such a great dissertation on the whole, you know, act of filmmaking and creativity.”

“I never see things I make in the same way that the audience does. You can never do that.”

“I often think to myself, at the end of an interesting life it's maybe not such a bad thing to spend your last days with your friends sitting by the blue, blue ocean reliving the story of your life while sitting in the dangerous sun.”

“I really believe musical form will go on. There's got to be a way of making musical form in cinema live again.”

“I think dance in any culture, in any form, is a true leveler.”

“I understand that anything actors are doing, good or bad, is motivated by fear.”

“I wish I’d done everything on Earth with you.”

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“I have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do. It's sort of like my handwriting as a movie director. And somewhere along the way, I think I've made the decision: I'm going to write in my own handwriting.”

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