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Allison Anders

American,  Director
Total Quotes : 46
Breast Cancer Caught Had

I had breast cancer. I caught it early.

- Allison Anders

Happy Midwife Ideal

I'd be just as happy being a midwife. That's my ideal job.

- Allison Anders

Leave Permanent Ever

I don't believe you ever get closure on anything. Things leave a permanent mark on you.

- Allison Anders

Beauty Rail Attracting

Do we have to be rail thin to possess 'outer beauty' and sex appeal and to be capable of attracting lovers?

- Allison Anders

People Los Angeles Angeles

Because I'm one of five people in Los Angeles who doesn't drive, I walk a lot.

- Allison Anders

Play Next Weigh

I hope the next actress offered millions to play the 'fat girl for the day' stops to think about this before she signs the contract - even if just to ask, like any professional actress would in any other situation, 'Why does she weigh 350 pounds? And why me for the part?' If the director can't answer these questions, don't do the movie.

- Allison Anders

Art Never Other

Art should never be held above our decency to each other.

- Allison Anders

I Think Been Hundred

I don't know that movies are important. But I know that stories are important. Movies may disappear. They've only been around, for God's sake, for the last hundred years... I think that it's the need to tell stories, and that people need to be told stories. It's the old sitting around the fire, you know.

- Allison Anders

Middle Still Identify

Because I came from the working class, I still identify with them. I don't identify with the middle class.

- Allison Anders

Movie Feels Allowed

Nothing feels worse than knowing that people didn't see your movie. That they wanted to and the critics loved it but nobody knew where it was because it didn't do what it was supposed to do opening weekend. It used to be that independents were allowed to stay in the theaters, build word of mouth.

- Allison Anders

Doing Making Indie

During the '90s, a lot of us in the indie film world were not making our money off our movies. We were screenwriters doing scripts for hire for studios.

- Allison Anders

Always Still Movie

You still get the movies made. A filmmaker can always scrape up money to do a movie. The passion drives it. And you'll get the money. Money's the easiest thing. But the hardest thing is finding a way for people to see your movie.

- Allison Anders

Woman Other Some

For me, the most exciting thing is that Jane Campion is a woman we can all really look up to. She doesn't have the body of work that some other directors do - no woman director does - but her work is so consistently original, wonderful, masterful.

- Allison Anders

Deep Always Deep Down

I had always felt deep down that I owned the characters. Much as I adored and cherished the work of my actors, I felt that they were cast to do and be what I could not physically do or be.

- Allison Anders

Giving Up Half Movie

You end up giving up half your salary every time you make a movie because you need the money to make the movie you have in your head.

- Allison Anders

Think More Before

Before, I just don't think we knew how much music was out there; now with MySpace, it's really opened it up. Filmmakers have so much more choice.

- Allison Anders

Culture Movies Tell

Movies can tell us about our place, or lack of place, in our culture.

- Allison Anders

Love Tattoos I Love

I love showing off my tattoos.

- Allison Anders

Woman Movie Purchasing

Box office is one of the strongest tools we have toward preserving our ability to make our movies. We really can make a difference by purchasing a ticket each opening weekend to a movie made by a woman, even if you don't like the movie or the filmmaker and even if you don't see the film.

- Allison Anders

Artist Almost Roman

Roman Polanski is one of my favorite filmmakers, and John Phillips one of my favorite songwriters. I had the honor to meet each of these men and was almost giddy to be blessed with the chance to tell each artist what his work meant has to me.

- Allison Anders