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Oliver Stone

American,  Director
Total Quotes : 26
Lightning Like Leaders

I do believe there are leaders who are like lightning and they come along and they lead. The Lincolns of the world, the Alexander the Greats, they do exist. They have existed.

- Oliver Stone

Woman Some Very

A woman can be very beautiful and an ideal model and she will photograph incredibly well, but she'll appear in film and it won't work. What works is some fusion of physical beauty with some mental field or whatever you call it. I don't know.

- Oliver Stone

I Think About Your

But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me - not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy.

- Oliver Stone

Movies Horror Get

I'm terrible at horror movies, by the way. I get scared so easily.

- Oliver Stone

History Dramatic Historian

I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist; I'm a dramatist, a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history.

- Oliver Stone

Love More Historical

I'd love to do historical pictures more, but I don't know if I can.

- Oliver Stone

Doing Through Been

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point. they've thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.

- Oliver Stone

May Very Spielberg

Fear may very well be a caveman fear of the predator, of the giant lizard chasing them - maybe that's what Steven Spielberg connects with so well in Lost World.

- Oliver Stone

War Politics Been

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.

- Oliver Stone

Through Cut Distinctive

But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature, of its being able to cut through time with editing.

- Oliver Stone

Movies Million Subject

I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations.

- Oliver Stone

Best Will Certain Point

I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It's my responsibility to find the research. It's my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation.

- Oliver Stone

Like About Medieval

I'd like to do a story about the medieval ages where in every scene you'd sort of feel that you were in the 12th century. That would be great to get that feeling.

- Oliver Stone

Will Like Movie

I've met people who will go to a movie that I can't stand and they say that they saw that movie ten times. There's something they like and identified in that movie, and I don't see it.

- Oliver Stone

Jealousy Underestimate

Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.

- Oliver Stone

Give Will Part

I will come out with my interpretation. If I'm wrong, fine. It will become part of the debris of history, part of the give and take.

- Oliver Stone

Think Liberalism I Think

I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.

- Oliver Stone

Film Always Implication

In any film there's always a historical implication.

- Oliver Stone

History Never Dramatic

I never put out a history, I put out a dramatic history.

- Oliver Stone

Excited Having Praised

If anything, if you can get somebody interested in something and get them excited, that's great. You should be praised for having opened the debate and having asked the right questions.

- Oliver Stone