Gus Van Sant Quotes

Who is Gus Van Sant?

Gus Green Van Sant Jr. is a famous American film director known for 'Good Will Hunting', 'Elephant' and 'Milk' starring Sean Penn.

Born July 24, 1952

Books by Gus Van Sant


Best 19 Quotes by Gus Van Sant

“A person's sexuality is so much more than one word "gay." No one refers to anyone as just "hetero" because that doesn't say anything. Sexual identity is broader than a label.”

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“A person's sexuality is so much more than one word 'gay'. No one refers to anyone as just 'hetero' because that doesn't say anything. Sexual identity is broader than a label.”

Gus Van Sant

“Apparently there’s this kind of songbird that thinks it dies every time the sun goes down. In the morning, when it wakes up, it’s totally shocked to still be alive—so it sings this really beautiful song.”

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“Even if you try to copy a film shot by shot, you still can't. It's still your own film.”

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“Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly.”

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“For all the boredom the straight life brings, it's not too bad.”

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“I have my ideas of what a good documentary is, but drama is a different animal because you're arranging everything.”

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“I used to take photographs just to remember people.”

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“I'm normally drawn to something I haven't done and seen before.”

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“If it were up to the executives, they probably wouldn't have directors at all.”

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“If you put up posters around town for high-school kids, high-school kids will come. If you're casting politicians, you can't put up posters and have politicians come down.”

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“Modern-day cinema takes the form of a sermon. You don't get to think, you only get to receive information.”

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“My department is to get actors to do stuff.”

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“Sometimes getting upset with yourself is necessary when you face the truth.”

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“Sometimes, the people who are helping you can drop the ball.”

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“The area of teenage life is not necessarily rarefied; we've all gone through that period. It's not as rarefied as a western or a space adventure or a gangster film, but it has its own dynamic.”

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“When you get to be 23, 24 or 25, you start to freeze up and become an adult.”

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“Wong Kar-Wai is a really great inspiration. He's always referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of filmmaking.”

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“Yeah, I try to be really calm.”

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