One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It's kind of based on how I am.
Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that's the way they're done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
There is no reason to suppose that the world had a beginning at all. The idea that things must have a beginning is really due to the poverty of our thoughts.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time as come.
When I need the idea, I can find it immediately. I have a horror of rewriting or deleting; the parts of my composition are carried in my head 'till I can write them down, even to the last note. Then I do not alter a jot.
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.
No one ever thought Clint Eastwood was funny, but he was.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
I am already given to the power that rules my fate. And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend. I have no thoughts, so I will see. I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
This kid came up with Napster, and before that, none of us thought of content protection.
Living in L. A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
Thought is made in the mouth.
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.