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David Milch

American,  Producer
Total Quotes : 26
Ego Act Ostentation

Ego suppression can be an act of ostentation.

- David Milch

Which Sponsor TV

Commercials were once TV's version of the church. Which is to say, you couldn't offend the sponsor; therefore, certain values had to be underscored in the subject matter.

- David Milch

City Idea Cops

I had proposed to HBO a series about the city cops in Rome at the time of Nero. What had interested me was the idea of order without law. The Praetorian Guard, who were the emperor's guards, understood how they were to proceed. But for the city cops, who were called the Urban Cohorts, there was no law at all.

- David Milch

Hours Beat 24 Hours

Apes beat their chests so they don't have to fight 24 hours a day.

- David Milch

Good Person Could Felt

For a long time, I felt that was actually the best I could ever hope for - to pretend to be a good person - because I was quite the opposite.

- David Milch

Hammer Like Been

I've been beaten. I know what that's like. They say, 'Who has been a nail can learn to be a hammer.' So I know what it is to beat people.

- David Milch

Going Last Been

I'm no rose. I have been around a while, and you never know when something is going to be the last thing you do.

- David Milch

Gotten Our Cover

A syndicate is a group that has gotten together to pool their money so they can cover more contingencies. If I come to track with, say, $200, and I join a syndicate of 20 people, each of whom can bet $200, we can spread our bets, and that gives us a better chance of winning.

- David Milch

Work Family

All I do is work and be with my family.

- David Milch

Through Could Cent

A person could look at me through ninety-five per cent of my experience and know that I had no shot. Because I was so unreliable. The only thing you could rely on me for was to betray you.

- David Milch

Process I Wish Wish

It's kind of an intuitive process. I wish that it were more systematic, but it just isn't.

- David Milch

Excellence Racing Other

When someone is good at what he does but is a nonconformist, there is a temptation in horse racing, like in all kinds of other areas of human endeavor, to dismiss him for his nonconformity rather than to recognize him for his excellence.

- David Milch

Production Hollywood Code

The idea of the western, I believe, as people conceive of it, is really an artifact of the Hays Production Code of the '20s and '30s, and it has really nothing to do with the West and much to do with the influence of middle-European Jews who had come out to Hollywood to present to America a sanitized heroic idea of what America was.

- David Milch

Mistake Want Harbor

You want to harbor your resources and try not to make a mistake.

- David Milch

Will Social Cops

What cops are hired to do is to control people who will not abide by the social contract.

- David Milch

Art Kind Form

The kind of flinching from any form of art or experience that PETA seems to advocate is ultimately life-hating.

- David Milch

Growing Up Growing Up

When I was growing up, it was not the heyday of the western.

- David Milch

Grateful Chance Always

So much of what we do is shame-based, and when you're teaching, you have the opportunity to answer to the best parts of your nature, so I'm always grateful for that chance.

- David Milch

Money Earn Amount

There is not an amount of money that a writer can earn that I can't blow.

- David Milch

Big Some Other

What part of 9/11 is big? If the future continues to reinterpret the past, it could be argued that 9/11 provides irrefutable proof that unless there is some other way that we learn to deal with our technology or deal with our brothers and sisters, it is goodbye as a species. That genie does not leave that bottle.

- David Milch