Sidney Lumet Quotes

Best 9 Quotes by Sidney Lumet

“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”

“Don't let the difficulty of actually achieving a shot make you think that the shot is good.”

“For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.”

“There's no such thing as a small part. There are just small actors.”

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“All good work requires self-revelation.”

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“Everything becomes creative if the person doing the job is.”

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“Good style, to me, is unseen style.”

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“In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters.”

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“The word ‘actress' or ‘authoress' always struck me as condescending. A doctor's a doctor, right? So I've always referred to ‘actors' and ‘writers,' regardless of their sex.”

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