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Allison Anders

American,  Director
Total Quotes : 46
Happy Midwife Ideal

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

- 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

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

Think I Think Behind

I think that with the success of, like, VH1's 'Behind The Music' and stuff like that, the fact that it's so successful, it's clear that people are interested in rock lives.

- 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

Breast Cancer Caught Had

I had breast cancer. I caught it early.

- Allison Anders

Leave Permanent Ever

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

- Allison Anders

Art Never Other

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

- 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

People Movies Going

I've worked on movies where there's all these people coming and going, and I don't even know who they are.

- 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

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

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

Love Tattoos I Love

I love showing off my tattoos.

- Allison Anders

Big Fan Seen

I was a big fan of X. I've probably seen 100 X shows during their time in the late '70s and early '80s.

- Allison Anders

Practice New Acceptable

This practice of skinny actresses donning fat suits is essentially the new and acceptable blackface in Hollywood.

- 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

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

Culture Movies Tell

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

- 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