Top 55 Robert Redford Quotes

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Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. I

Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it.
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People are becoming more and more aware of how the dominance of development and business is altering their lives and, in particular, their own heritage.
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I’m not a facelift person. I am what I am.
Robert Redford
I think documentary filmmakers need as much protection as possible under journalist’s privilege. How else is the public to know what is going on?
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I started as an actor in the theater playing a lot of character parts, and suddenly, I found myself in this place where it felt like I was getting locked into a kind of a stereotype, and it did bother me.
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I haven’t seen ‘The Revenant,’ but I’m sure it was great because it has a lot of talent involved.
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Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it, you know, if you can’t deliver the emotions to your script there’s no point to your story. Story is the key.
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I had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did – meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, ’cause you yourself hadn’t shown up yet.
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I am passionate. I am political about my country, about what it is, how strong it is, how strong it remains.
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It’s hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don’t think it’s necessarily broader or smarter.
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I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell’s notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we’re close to that.
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Once the festival achieved a certain level of notoriety, then people began to come here with agendas that were not the same as ours. We can’t do anything about that. We can’t control that.
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I’m not a left-wing person. I’m just a person interested in the sustainability of my country.
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I just wanted to paint and sketch and tell stories by drawing.
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I love making films more than anything, but it’s tough.
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I was seen in earlier years by family members and people of authority as somebody wasting his time. I had trouble with the restrictions of conformity. It made me edgy.
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When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’
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Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery of new voices and new talent.
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Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
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I think independent filmmakers, documentary filmmakers – they are journalists.
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I wanted to get out of this country and experience different ways of seeing the world. So I went to Europe, but I went as an artist. I was increasing my skill set and exploring storytelling through painting.
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Usually I like to improvise. Sometimes, depending on the nature of the piece, I like to improvise because I think it brings certain freshness and a reality to it, as long as it doesn’t go too far out of the box.
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I’m not a lawyer, but I do know this: we need to protect our ability to tell controversial stories.
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He’s meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules – a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness – the temptations of life.
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The Right has such antiquated ideas – if they took charge, I think they’d want to close the parks, open the land up for development. It’s an ongoing battle to keep the parks strong.
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I did not, like my children and people today, grow up with television as part of my life.
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I really do miss being able to go through life a little less noticed.
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Hollywood was not a place I dreamed of getting to. I never could take seriously the obsession people have about being a celebrity or getting to Hollywood – I was born next door.
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Well first of all it’s a business and it’s a tough business, and you have to have the strength to survive all the set backs all the failures that make this a mean business, that’s getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion.
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‘Butch Cassidy’ was the only film I ever enjoyed making.
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Ambiguity is something that I really respond to. I like the complexity of it.
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I don't think about when it's going to stop and what yo

I don’t think about when it’s going to stop and what you do before it stops. You just keep moving.
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I didn’t know the technical language of filmmaking, so I said, ‘OK, I’m going to do my own storyboard,’ because I had to explain to the crew and the technical people what I wanted.
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