Top 580 Independent Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Independent Quotes from famous people such as Lev Vygotsky, John Paul DeJoria, Henry Morton Stanley, Isaac Hanson, Denis Leary, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A mind cannot be independent of culture.

A mind cannot be independent of culture.
Lev Vygotsky
I’m an independent, straight in the middle. I’ve donated to candidates that I thought would be good that are Republican and Democrats alike.
John Paul DeJoria
The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America.
Henry Morton Stanley
We’ve sold over 100,000 records so far, and we’re an independent label.
Isaac Hanson
Most movies suck, even the independent ones. Hollywood is like baseball: Hit three good ones out of 10 and you’re a Hall of Famer.
Denis Leary
Now that I’ve established myself in a drama, I’m plugging away, trying to get the attention of people who do the independent movies and the features.
Shemar Moore
There is a kind of woman who is economically powerful, professionally powerful, who threatens a white male grip on power that has a long historic precedent in the country. Independent women living outside of marriage threaten all kinds of things about the way power is supposed to work.
Rebecca Traister
You can’t develop a great car and sell it as an independent. You can develop a great car and make a deal with Mercedes.
Eric Fellner
Mark Hammond is working in this area, with Windows Scripting Host. It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly. That’s quite independent from Java, actually.
Guido van Rossum
I don’t want to produce anymore small or independent movies because it’s just too hard these days.
John Cusack
If a book I’ve committed myself to review turns out to be ‘disappointing’ I make an effort to present it objectively to the reader, including a good number of excerpts from the text, so that the reader might form his or her own opinion independent of my own.
Joyce Carol Oates
I get to travel, see the world, meet people and be independent. I feel blessed.
Bar Refaeli
You know, honestly, acting in film is remarkably independent. You’re doing your thing and someone else is doing their thing.
Josh Hartnett
I don’t think people in Hawaii like negative ads, whether it’s done by an independent group or whether it’s done by the campaign itself.
Colleen Hanabusa
Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You push for colour-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what colour your parents happen to be.
Meghan Markle
In a way, yes, because I was starting something fresh, and it was something totally independent.
Skitch Henderson
The Weizmann Institute showed me respect and didn’t require many administrative tasks, so I was quite independent. I did what I wanted.
Ada Yonath
I thank God for all the independent hard rock that I grew up with.
Hank Williams III
Nothing is more important to national security and the making and conduct of good policy than timely, accurate, and relevant intelligence. Nothing is more critical to accurate and relevant intelligence than independent analysis.
Dennis C. Blair
All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
John Locke
My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice: the independent judiciary.
Hans Frank
I want there to be another independence referendum at some stage. I want Scotland to be independent, but I wouldn’t choose to have it happen because England votes to come out of the E.U.
Nicola Sturgeon
Albania is going through a deep crisis because it lacks the rule of law, an independent judiciary, and freedom of the media. I don’t think if we stop protesting the problem is solved.
Edi Rama
I am emotional, honest, and sensitive and a great human being because of my dad. Tough and independent woman because of my mom.
Raveena Tandon
‘TableTop’ is packed with gaming celebrities and independent game creators. This is a huge subculture that really doesn’t have a vehicle to rally around or educate people with.
Felicia Day
Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
As the Republicans run to the crazy Tea Party right, they leave behind the huge mass of genuinely moderate and independent Americans that make up the majority of voters. The ones that used to consider themselves now-extinct moderate Republicans. They’re up for grabs. And the Democrats have to grab them!
Jennifer Granholm
Few developments in campaigning have been as vilified and misunderstood as independent expenditure PACs, or, as they are colloquially known, super PACs.
Bradley A. Smith
There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.
Henry David Thoreau
We’re told that independent film lovers… folks that are used to watching art house films, won’t come out and see a film with black people in it – I’ve been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that’s not true.
Ava DuVernay
First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.
Mitt Romney
I might do my own independent film, that my husband wro

I might do my own independent film, that my husband wrote for me, if all the ducks are in a row.
Erica Durance
When you shoot an independent movie you have a very limited amount of time, and you don’t want to be that actor, when a poor director is trying to get through a movie, that you’re asking at every second to discuss performance.
Isla Fisher
When you’re making an independent film what you don’t have in time and money you have to make up with creativity and diligence.
Matthew Lillard
The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy of female power as a beneficent and independent power.
Carol P. Christ
I’m the most independent and conservative Democrat in New York State.
Brian Higgins
When you are making an independent film, money is never an issue.
Salman Rushdie
Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation.
Jared Diamond
I mean, it was a mummy movie. It was a good film independent of its source. It that looks like Lawrence of Arabia on steroids in a lot of ways.
Brendan Fraser
Cats are very independent animals. They’re very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They’re familiar. They’re obedient. You call a cat, you go, ‘Cat, come here.’ He doesn’t come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They’re very free animals, and I like that.
Antonio Banderas
All in all, I’d like to venture into film. Films are my staple diet, so I would love to be part of a feature film, independent film… it all just depends on the story and the people behind it, really.
Tom Weston-Jones
I think independent movies are actually very challenging right now, because it was this huge scene and it was great for a few years. Then, it was totally co-opted by the studios. Now, it’s become very corporate, the independent scene.
Bob Odenkirk
I mean, I like to think of myself as being strong and independent, but I definitely wasn’t like that at 14.
Alison Lohman
The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling.
Lou Henry Hoover
The truth for me is that I’ve been doing independent film since the get-go, so that’s a big passion of mine, but the big ones are really fun, too. I like my world to be eclectic.
Lynn Collins
I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.
Darren Aronofsky
I’m personally a moderate and a registered independent, so I’m not strongly Democratic or strongly Republican.
Elon Musk
When you buy toothpaste or detergent or gas, that is now used for the first time in your lifetime or my lifetime to support candidates in so-called ‘independent ads.’ Same thing for unions.
Russ Feingold
I was very independent growing up, but there were things that were bothering me that I never told anybody. I would talk to our animals at home.
Janet Jackson
From a production point of view, I still have one foot firmly planted in the independent film world, and much of the shooting on ‘Jumper’ was done ‘Swingers’-style because that was the only way we could afford to do it.
Doug Liman
If Disney wants ideas for a princess, make her an independent woman, one who is not afraid to face the daily struggles of life, and refuses to wear expensive dresses. Because we all know life is messy, and those dresses are too pretty to get dirty.
Abby Johnson
Up until the time Turner Broadcasting bought Hanna-Barbera, it was essentially an independent studio whose planning cycle had to be nine months. You got a pickup in January, and you put it on the air in September. That’s been the cycle.
Fred Seibert
The question is not whether Tibet should be independent but the extent of the autonomy that it is allowed. Tibet has been firmly ensconced as part of the Chinese empire since the Qing dynasty’s military intervention in Tibet in the early 18th century.
Martin Jacques
The decision to serve needs to be independent of your politics.
Pete Buttigieg
The government has got to do something to help independent businesses.
Jasmine Guinness
Let us work toward greater cooperation with all Caribbean Countries, whether we speak English, Dutch, French or Spanish, whether we are independent or not, and whether we be island or continental territories.
Said Musa
I was always very independent and looked out for myself. I think that ability really helped me in later years both in sports and in theatre.
Jack Wagner
Even when EPA subjects its science to peer review, the agency often stacks the deck of supposedly independent advisory panels by including members who are EPA grant recipients.
Ralph Hall
The Commission has five commissioners from each side, plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members, people who are independent from the two governments, who have a lot of integrity, professional competence, and who have credibility in their respective countries.
Jose Ramos-Horta
I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.
Marilyn Manson
I know something about how to build constituencies in an independent way.
Michael Bloomberg
Miramax can buy a small independent movie that isn’t very good, but because it has great relationships with different theaters, it can get into a big theater.
Marguerite Moreau
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
George Orwell
Being independent is everything. That’s all I know.
Damon Dash
But I think the thing I’m proud of about the film is that there aren’t many films – either independent films or mainstream Hollywood films – that are like this; it’s of its own times, and it’s the film Mike Nichols wanted to make.
Patrick Marber
Independent contractors – a rapidly growing piece of the workforce – can often achieve the best quality of life. They can choose from where they work, whom they work for and for how long.
Maynard Webb
At that time, I was signed to Columbia Records as an Independent Producer. I spent many weeks forming, auditioning, rehearsing and recording demos for Kenny, who was finally signed to Columbia Records.
Jim Messina
Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films.
Atom Egoyan
I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.
Milton Avery
Turkey has never been colonized, so it remained as an independent nation after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
Mustafa Akyol
And you know, we did it as an independent film, and we weren’t expecting it to be on television, and Lifetime ended up buying it. And the viewers responded intensely to that film.
Jenna Elfman
And I like being able to go back and forth, and I don’t really care if it’s a small budget or big budget or studio or independent, as long as it’s got a story that’s compelling and there’s enough money to make the picture.
Griffin Dunne
Looking towards the future, one of the most important issues the national community must face is the widening gap between the liberated, modern, independent women and our traditional men who are being left behind.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
What’s brilliant about the United States system of government is separation of power. Not only the executive, legislative, judicial branches, but also the independence of the military from civilians, an independent media and press, an independent central bank.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
A couple of taxi drivers have asked me if we can survive financially as an independent nation. I say, how come we are more stupid than Denmark or Finland or Sweden? They’ve all got the same amount of people. Are we all going to down tools? Is everybody in Scotland going to stop working?
Eddi Reader
We can believe we are being self-reliant and independent, and yet there is still clearly an overarching destiny, a Great Maker. So when we say we have faith in ourselves, we cannot really separate the small self from the large self.
Julia Cameron
If I’m going to do a big film, I’m very choosy about what I do, because I think I want to continue – in fact I’m sure I want to continue – to stay in the realm of independent films with directors and writers who are just emerging with new ideas and a different vision that hasn’t really been expressed yet.
James Duval
The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing.
Caroline Kennedy
I was more independent than any farmer in Concord, for I was not anchored to a house or farm, but could follow the bent of my genius, which is a very crooked one, every moment.
Henry David Thoreau
For me, consciousness is non-local, not limited to the body, and can exist independent of it.
Bernie Siegel
My wife and I have a schizophrenic son. We didn’t want to accept this for 30 years, so we put him under great pressure when we shouldn’t have. He just wanted to be looked after, and we didn’t respect that. We tried to make him independent.
James D. Watson
They make three types of movies, and if you don’t make one of those three, you have to find independent financing: It’s either big-action superhero tent-pole thing, or it’s an animated film, or it’s an R-rated, raunchy sex comedy. They don’t make movies about real people.
Rob Reiner
My mom taught me the power of love. I learned to focus on the long-term big picture from my father. His sense of humor and light-hearted approach always make me smile. My husband is a pivotal anchor in my life. His influence encourages me to be independent and take risks.
Padmasree Warrior
Politicians must set their aims for the high ground and according to our various leanings, Democratic, Republican, Independent, we will follow. Politicians must be told if they continue to sink into the mud of obscenity, they will proceed alone.
Maya Angelou
A philosophy of freedom must set out from the experience of thinking, for it is through this experience of thinking that a human being discovers his own self, finds his bearings as an independent personality.
Rudolf Steiner
Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America work for commercial crews and then have their own projects when they’ve got enough money saved up to do so.
Ann Macbeth
The world is independent of my will.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I’m not a member of a political party, and I feel very, very comfortable being independent. Even if I weren’t a journalist – if I were doing whatever – I would be an independent.
Jake Tapper
And, so yeah, I’ll always want to work in independent films because you’re not forced into a category or a formula.
Terrence Howard
We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.
Tom Coburn
I believe that companies that are independent are more competitive, ultimately.
Evan Williams
I’ve love to do more movies. Just because I’m interested in the medium very much. I’ve done a lot of theatre at this point, and I’ve done a lot of TV. I’ve done a few independent films, but a lot of them have not seen the light of day. It’d be really nice to be in a film that gets out there.
Morena Baccarin
The welfare state creates its own victim/client constituency. By making individuals free and independent, we reduce the need for ‘charity’ to those truly needy citizens what we can certainly afford to help through real charity.
Grover Norquist
A wise parent humors the desire for independent action,

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.
Thomas J. Watson
I voted against my party with some frequency, because of my independence. I’ve just got to remind Missourians that I am independent and that I try to call them like I see them, and sometimes my party is wrong on some things.
Claire McCaskill
In terms of doing another franchise after ‘Transformers,’ I don’t know if that would be best for me. I’m really happy to inhabit the world of independent film.
Jack Reynor
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Karl Marx
Many conservatives were openly angry with the Bush administration over enormous government spending and the chaos in Iraq. I don’t see as much independent thinking on the left, where President Obama is rarely criticized by his acolytes.
Bill O’Reilly
It’s important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. It’s attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.
Apolo Ohno
When you work on big commercial movies, of course there’s more money involved and you can still do some good work. But with an independent, you get films that are really close to the writers’ and directors’ heart. Somehow it becomes a little deeper. A little more meat and not as much flash.
Dennis Haysbert
I have hundreds and hundreds of songs waiting to get on albums, but I don’t know about the three-month radio tours and if I’ll be interested in that. I haven’t figured it out, but I will definitely be doing music, whether it is independent or with a major record label.
Jewel
To me, I don’t have any problems. I don’t have economic problems. I have an independent life.
Carlos Carvalhal
The free, independent spirit who commits himself to no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party has no homestead on earth.
Stefan Zweig
If Disney wants ideas for a princess, make her an independent woman, one who is not afraid to face the daily struggles of life, and refuses to wear expensive dresses. Because we all know life is messy, and those dresses are too pretty to get dirty.
Abby Johnson
So dance music is now pop music. So now, as a dance producer, what do I have to do? So I’m starting to do alien music, because pop is not pop anymore; we need to go alien to be independent.
David Guetta
Never should an unfamiliar word be passed over without elucidation, for, with a little conscientious research, we may each day add to our conquests in the realm of philology and become more and more ready for graceful independent expression.
H. P. Lovecraft
I want to pay my mortgage and go on vacation, so I love working. I want to be able to do independent projects as well, and being on a successful TV show allows you to do some other things.
Spencer Grammer
It is very nearly impossible… to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
James Baldwin
Some of the best roles are for women in these independent, smaller movies.
Kyra Sedgwick
In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.
Miguel de Icaza
Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
Benjamin Disraeli
I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic.
Brett Kavanaugh
The alarming thing in China is the almost total absence of primary care. Even in cities, there are no independent doctors’ offices or neighborhood clinics, so people have to go to the hospital for every health care need.
Nancy Travis
I’m about to go to Sundance for my 3rd year, and Sundance has never felt like a real independent festival at all. On the other hand, it might to start feel that way.
Bob Odenkirk
Fixing things around the house was the last bastion of manliness. But now, even that is getting taken away. As women become more economically independent, they are starting to fix things around the house for themselves.
Hanna Rosin
I’ve always felt like I was on the margins. Once upon a time that’s what independent used to mean.
John Sayles
I just felt like I had to create a life for myself where I was more independent.
Karen Allen
It is very nearly impossible… to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
James Baldwin
I love independent films, it’s the only place as an actor you’re totally allowed to breathe.
John Leguizamo
I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences… essential to that institution’s ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives.
Ben Bernanke
I love doing independent films, but it’s very hard to make a living that way.
Dennis Quaid
As independent filmmakers, we are actually deeply dependent on each other. The Spirit Awards are a public expression of those bonds, the intricate set of relationships and histories that we filmmakers depend on to make our most personal work.
Ira Sachs
And I am a conservative. Sometimes conservatives forget we are supposed to conserve, to save, to be efficient. Plus our dependence on other sources of energy is causing our country to not be independent and to really be vulnerable. So this is a security issue.
Zach Wamp
We are taking challenges and turning them into opportun

We are taking challenges and turning them into opportunities by developing homegrown, local energy production to become independent from foreign sources.
Mitch Daniels
My wife is Dutch and very independent. She never wanted or needed to be married.
Julio Iglesias
Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there’s a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may undermine it.
Amy Chua
There’s no such thing as an independent person.
Peter Jennings
No, I just thought of a story and wrote down what I saw. It was about two kids in Ireland who went around killing people. It was called Travelers, and it was made as an independent film.
Neil Jordan
The United States has grown into a remarkable nation specifically because of our independent spirit and free market.
Tammy Bruce
There aren’t many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don’t speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself – people were curious about what I was doing.
John Foster
My best business decision was to be independent as a musician and artist. My worst was compromising on certain aspects of a deal for the sake of other members of my group when I shouldn’t have, because I was right in the end.
Ziggy Marley
I want to continue to make beautiful movies. The most important thing is to be a part of beautiful stories, that’s all I want. So I don’t care if it’s a Hollywood movie or an independent movie or a Spanish or American movie. I care about telling stories.
Melanie Laurent
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
Leo Tolstoy
I’ll work with anyone – and I really do mean that – Democrat, Republican, independent, Libertarian, contrarian, vegetarian.
Elizabeth Warren
I was making a lot of independent movies before the independent movement.
Jason Patric
The independent route was the best move for me. But I think I’ve maximized everything I could do independently. I’ve done everything out the mixtape market. I think getting the big machine behind you is the next stage when you’ve maximized the independent level.
Two Chainz
When you’re an independent wrestler, committing a lot of time and effort into honing your craft as much as possible in as many different places as possible will catch the WWE’s interest as far as the independent level goes.
Adam Cole
It’s very difficult to raise money, especially in the United States, for independent movies.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Nothing is more important to national security and the making and conduct of good policy than timely, accurate, and relevant intelligence. Nothing is more critical to accurate and relevant intelligence than independent analysis.
Dennis C. Blair
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.
Camille Paglia
I didn’t realize that running as an independent would be perceived as a threat to the Democrats.
Marianne Williamson
Let it be known: I am a free agent. I’m operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don’t have no corporate backing. I don’t have no major distribution.
T.I.
A lot of independent films offer a harsh reality check.
Aubrey Plaza
The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness.
Alex Grey
When I am in India, I feel pampered. However, when I am In Georgia, I am on my own, as I have to cook and do things all by myself. However, that gives me an independent feeling.
Sai Pallavi
Our democracy depends on a free and independent press. When politicians call reporting they don’t like ‘fake news,’ they undermine trust in our civic organizations for their own political gain.
Tina Smith
The death of Malcolm Fraser underwrites a great loss to Australia. Notwithstanding a controversial prime ministership, in later years he harboured one abiding and important idea about Australia – its need and its right to be a strategically independent country.
Paul Keating
As an Independent, she has no party backing… Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she’s a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female.
Geena Davis
The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.
C. V. Raman
Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system.
Wilhelm Dilthey
For the most part, the American film market has become very corporatised, even independent film to a degree, and because of the corporate management mentality, they want to take the safe way.
Anthony LaPaglia
There are lots of great movies coming out of the U.S. but it’s not something I’ve ever really been interested in. They’re great films but I much prefer the smaller independent films, which are more thought provoking and experimental.
Billie Piper
Being a part of exhibitions is not a burden; it’s another way for an independent label such as mine to reach a larger audience by exposing them to my whole body of work.
Hussein Chalayan
Traditional science assumes, for the most part, that an objective observer independent reality exists; the universe, stars, galaxies, sun, moon and earth would still be there if no one was looking.
Deepak Chopra
The new independent spirit at Warner Music is a perfect

The new independent spirit at Warner Music is a perfect fit for a stand-alone label like Maverick.
Guy Oseary
I watch mostly independent films.
Reed Hastings
I’m a very independent woman.
Faith Hill
I love making independent movies, and that’s pretty much what I’m going to be doing for the rest of my years.
Milla Jovovich
My greatest inspiration… is my mum, who had a baby at the age of 42 and is still so fit, independent and beautiful.
Jaime Winstone
My vision is to have an independent Kosovo, democratic, with a politically tolerant society and with a solid economy, integrated into the EU, the NATO and to continue with our good relations with the USA.
Ibrahim Rugova
Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need.
Jim Clyburn
This fall I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m starring in a film, an independent film.
Michael W. Smith
The Church, during the apostolic age, did not consist of isolated, independent congregations, but was one body, of which the separate churches were constituent members, each subject to all the rest, or to an authority which extended over all.
Charles Hodge
There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world which is the totality of mathematical truths, to which we have access only with our mind, just as a world of physical reality exists, the one like the other independent of ourselves, both of divine creation.
Charles Hermite
I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
Dido Armstrong
If you need to be bound to someone, then it’s important to be married. If you are independent, then it’s important to not be married.
Goldie Hawn
I find the most interesting and most daring scripts tend to be for independent films.
Neve Campbell
I believe Watergate shows that the system did work. Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.
Bob Woodward
I’ve always been independent. I’ve always had courage. But I didn’t always own my diabetes.
Mary Tyler Moore
Russia has done more than any other country to support the independent Ukrainian state, including for many years subsidising its economy through low energy prices.
Sergei Lavrov
I love the life I live. The Lord blessed me to be independent. I am independent.
Charles Evers
I consider myself to be a very strong, independent woman.
Julie Gonzalo
When I started out in independent films in the early ’70s, we did everything for the love of art. It wasn’t about money and stardom. That was what we were reacting against. You’d die before you’d be bought.
Sissy Spacek
There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
Dick Wolf
You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we’re all partially different – it’s no good imposing systems on people that it doesn’t suit.
Damian Lewis
The frustrating part of it is that you’re generally known for what you did last. I’ve had the privilege of doing some very cool independent films that, a lot of the time, the general public doesn’t see unless you’re at a film festival or you’re into that kind of movie.
Hayden Panettiere
Democracy is like three oxen pulling a plough. The oxen are the independent powers, but you have to walk in the same direction; otherwise, you cannot plough and that is what was happening in Colombia. One ox was walking in one direction, the other in another direction, so the democracy was not working.
Juan Manuel Santos
You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I’ve learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.
Tom Ridge
The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.
C. V. Raman
I didn’t know this about myself, but when ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ came out I realised that I didn’t enjoy a huge amount of recognition. I didn’t react to it well, but I think life is about finding out who you are and what you like. So I started doing independent movies and art-house films instead.
Keira Knightley
Nations, like individuals in a state of nature, are equal and independent, possessing certain rights and owing certain duties to each other.
Millard Fillmore
The most effective check and balance on government has been an independent press which maintains its credibility by ensuring that its criticism is balanced and based on fact – based indeed on solid journalistic work.
Malcolm Turnbull
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity without funding from the royal family or the government. But I have met the Queen, she comes to open projects, and she is always very interested.
Lucy Worsley
The thing I’ve come to learn is that what’s great about small independent films is the intimacy and the communication that occurs when you’re making them.
Guy Pearce
A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law.
Brett Kavanaugh
It's just hard to get an independent film made.

It’s just hard to get an independent film made.
Luke Evans
I think it’s important for every woman to have her own money and be independent.
Jill Biden
I am as independent as I want to be, same as Catherine and Harry. We’ve all grown up differently to other generations and I very much feel if that I can do it myself, I want to do it myself.
Prince William
I have a lot of sides to my personality and what you see on ‘The Hills’ is a strong, independent woman, which I am. But I also have a sensitive side that I don’t show too much.
Kristin Cavallari
I really love the independent movies and I just think that sometimes when they throw a lot of money into it and a lot of special effects and a lot of stunts that you lose the connection, the human connection and I personally love movies that are about the human connection.
Jane Seymour
In the 19th century, when Muslims were looking at Europe as an example, they were independent; they were more self-confident. In the early 20th century, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the whole Middle East was colonized. And when you have colonization, what do you have? You have anti-colonization.
Mustafa Akyol
I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task.
Mahatma Gandhi
The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit; in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality.
Herbert Read
They say Formula One is a market which it can’t be, obviously. Our market is independent, it’s a sport.
Bernie Ecclestone
Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
William McKinley
How does the subconscious mind work? Is it independent of the conscious mind? Is it programmed by experiences or instructions? Many questions come up, but the one answer is common: if you can access the subconscious, then you can reprogram it, period!
Keith Barry
For me, the movies I like are all independent. And getting an independent feature made, it’s like you get down to the selling organs part, and it just loses some of its luster.
Callie Khouri
I’m so sick of independent films being co-opted by Hollywood. You’re making a project that’s small, really personal, and the first thing anyone asks in any meeting is, ‘Who’s in it?’ I’m like, ‘Are you kidding?’
Justin Lin
Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise.
William Whewell
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
Edgar Fiedler
I have gone to great lengths, and in some cases beyond what is required by the reporting guidelines to ensure all of my filings are beyond reproach, by hiring an independent third-party accounting firm to review and audit all of my previous annual financial disclosures.
Bob Corker
I did a film when I was about 30; it’s a coming of age story called ‘Gas Food Lodging,’ and I’m so proud of that little independent film. I play this young English geologist, and he’s such a simple, loving kind of guy. Doesn’t talk too much. He’s just a quiet guy, and he gets the girl.
Robert Knepper
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
Charles de Gaulle
A lot of times you have to dip into the independent world to find the really great projects and the really great scripts. They’re out there – you just have to search hard.
A. J. Cook
In the biblical worldview, the purpose of all creation is to benefit man. This anthropocentric view of nature, and indeed of the whole universe, is completely at odds with the current secular idealization of nature. This secular view posits that nature has its own intrinsic meaning and purpose, independent of man.
Dennis Prager
When a film like Chris Nolan’s Memento cannot get picked up, to me independent film is over. It’s dead.
Steven Soderbergh
In a perfect world, I could be doing some bigger films and balance that with some independent films because they seem to be the most challenging and unique.
Sherilyn Fenn
I like independent movies, documentaries. There’s not a lot of movies that are commercially made that I dig.
Jeff Garlin
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Pauline Kael
I get a lot of independent films from people who are starting out.
Loretta Devine
Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.
Robert M. Pirsig
I was a very young girl and I got into fashion very much by accident, wanting to be independent. What was wonderful was that while I was learning and discovering – learning about the work, discovering myself as a woman – I was allowing other women to feel the same way.
Diane von Furstenberg
I think it’s crazy, crazy that book tours lose so much money. They shouldn’t. Book tours should be part of what keeps independent bookstores vibrant and profitable.
John Green
Our news is Fox News. It’s a cable channel and has nothing to do, frankly, with the entertainment area of the company. It’s the model of how this company was launched, and there are a lot of independent stations and Fox O&Os who have hugely successful news that our programming is the lead-in for.
Dana Walden
Independent graphic novelists have already achieved good work in terms of design, but all these great minds are writing in English. There is a need for people to write in Hindi.
Anurag Kashyap
France had a policy, initiated by General de Gaulle, of trying to turn Europe into what was then called a ‘third force,’ independent of the two superpowers, so Europe should pursue an independent course.
Noam Chomsky
I think it's difficult for members of Congress to be as

I think it’s difficult for members of Congress to be as independent as they need to be in their voting.
Jim Moran
I’ve done a lot of independent films that not a lot of people have seen.
Katia Winter
I’ve always treated my career like independent. Everything that I got is because of myself, my own endorsements, my own touring myself.
Tyga
In my view, Arafat is the only Palestinian in the world that isn’t willing to have an independent Palestinian state.
Silvan Shalom
I financed and made my own films from the start. My path has been autonomous and independent, so I don’t have any horror stories about glass ceilings and expectations and tense studio meetings.
Ava DuVernay
My focus as part of the leadership is to keep talking about the independent voters, independent voters – how do we get the independent voters back?
Henry Cuellar
That became a big time in comic books because it’s when people were starting to break out into independent stuff, the market was getting choked with speculators and everybody was trying to do their own trick covers.
Todd McFarlane
Thousands of years ago, civilizations flourished in Africa which suffer not at all by comparison with those of other continents. In those centuries, Africans were politically free and economically independent. Their social patterns were their own and their cultures truly indigenous.
Haile Selassie
You may agree or not with Gaddafi’s political ideas, but no one has the right to question the existence of Libya as an independent state and member of the United Nations.
Fidel Castro
Minted.com is both a global design community and stationery retailer. Independent graphic designers from all over the world submit designs to our ongoing design competitions, and Minted’s community votes to tell us what to sell.
Mariam Naficy
In the early ’90s, when those little art films started coming out, we were introduced to Quentin Tarantino and guys like that, and independent cinema was something that everyone wanted to be a part of.
Ron Perlman
I like being independent. I don’t think that marriage means you’re not independent, but right now I’m very comfortable, and I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been. I feel solid. I feel safe.
Sandra Lee
I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don’t see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema.
Guillermo del Toro
As Americans, we rightfully place tremendous value on having a free and independent press. Our role as journalists is to give voice to the voiceless, and hold our leaders and institutions accountable. But the circle is only completed when that information is consumed by a free-thinking and engaged audience.
Lester Holt
If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards.
Annie Proulx
Two successive commissioners in London police were fired by the mayor that came into office. That doesn’t mean the police in London is not independent and does not exercise powers. Ultimately it is the political executive that has to answer.
P. Chidambaram
I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
Dido Armstrong
Independent film is almost nonexistent right now, because all the distributers that used to love to put out these little art films are all out of business right now, because it costs so much to open a movie.
Ron Perlman
I am a seriously independent woman and I want people to know that.
Deepti Naval
People say I’ve gone against Hollywood, but I’ve tried to be independent within Hollywood, tried to be my own person.
Robert Redford
It’s nice that the independent scene is taken seriously, and has been.
Bob Odenkirk
Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there’s excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off.
Robert Redford
We’re also fairly stubborn, I think, fairly independent. We have our share of difficulties with our federal government, although I’ve tried to as I am here encourage a better way of discussing those problems.
Dan Miller
I was concerned about that, because I’ve always been so specific about doing independent films, but I’ve never done anything that’s so genuinely and ridiculously fun. And that’s a great thing, for me to discover that that’s possible.
Sarah Polley
I would like to do something dark or small. I love independent films. I love emotional scenes. I love people who are struggling with something. I think it’s just the juxtaposition to my incredibly happy, positive demeanor.
Shailene Woodley
The independent role of morphology in mate choice is revealed by the rare instances where the usual association between song and morphology is disrupted.
Peter R. Grant
Acting never was about the money for me… Maybe in 10 years, I’ll be able to appreciate the fact that I am financially stable and independent and I don’t have to make bad choices. I can be very picky.
Emma Watson
My parents weren’t very strict. They’ve always trusted me to be independent and make my own decisions. There wasn’t really anything to rebel against.
Lily-Rose Depp
The greater part of the governments on earth may be termed monarchical aristocracies, or hereditary dominions independent of the people.
Ezra Stiles
Brexit was not a coup. Far from it. In the eyes of most analysts, it was a clear sign that people are frustrated and fed up with the status quo; this is particularly the case with independent voters.
Fabrizio Moreira
The only place that I’d be worried about being typecast is the independent film world.
Michelle Rodriguez
When you work on a movie, especially an independent mov

When you work on a movie, especially an independent movie, it’s a lot of work to make it! It’s not just our job as actors – so many people are working so hard, and even the littlest movie takes a lot of work.
Zooey Deschanel
I was always an independent, even when I had partners.
Samuel Goldwyn
When you go independent, if you fail, you’re totally responsible for it. If you succeed, you’re totally responsible for it. You are responsibly for who you are… and what you do and what you make.
Tablo
I’m an independent woman and a feminist.
Kriti Sanon
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
Edgar Fiedler
I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.
Kamala Harris
I think, honestly, that the word ‘indie’ is a false gimmick. ‘Independent’ used to mean a movie that was financed outside corporate Hollywood, but a lot of what gets called independent these days is totally produced within that system. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
I couldn’t survive just doing independent movies. And I’d rather do modelling than movies or TV I didn’t like.
Chloe Sevigny
I moved to New York in the 1970s and started writing when I was at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Jenny Holzer
I’m always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio.
Frank Rich
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen Covey
I have an independent record label called Favored Nations on which I released an album by an artist called Johnny A, who plays an arch top Gibson through a Marshall, but the tone is all in his fingers.
Steve Vai
Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years.
Christopher Dodd
Even as a child, Muhammad Ali got perverse pleasure out of being different. He liked the attention it got him, but most of all he just liked being himself: odd and independent.
Robert Greene
Yes it was we, are a few years back parted from our record company and took the album that we were making with them and released it independently in the United States had a number one Independent debut in the United States.
Isaac Hanson
By the time I was a young man, I was pretty independent.
Ben Lewin
‘Independent’ means one thing to me: It means that regardless of the source of financing, the director’s voice is extremely present. It’s such a pretentious term, but it’s auteurist cinema. Director-driven, personal, auteurist… Whatever word you want.
Alexander Payne
I have always been independent.
Mo Yan
My victory is your victory. My victory is the victory of a unified party, a party that wants to propose to the Quebec people a country that is free and a country that is independent.
Pauline Marois
I have always regarded nonalignment as a statement that India’s policies – foreign policy – will be guided by what I describe as ‘enlightened national interest.’ That means we will make judgments on an independent basis with the sole concern being what is enlightened India’s national interest.
Manmohan Singh
I’ve always been pretty independent, no matter what situation: good, bad, ugly, happy, sad. I dig deep, and I get over it.
Mel B
I love meeting fans. The people who are fans of my books are really smart and dedicated, because some independent comics are hard to get. I will drive all the way to Pittsburgh or Detroit to put it in their hands.
Brian Michael Bendis
I – it’s simply not for me to evaluate an independent rating agency’s processes. But I will say that there was reason to be anxious – absolute reason to be anxious.
Jay Carney
In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community, and the smaller characters are important to the story.
David Morse
True elegance for me is the manifestation of an independent mind.
Isabella Rossellini
I never wanted an independent Bosnia. I wanted Yugoslavia. That is my country.
Emir Kusturica
I’m not the only guy who doesn’t have an independent wrestling background. You know, I have a football background, but I also have a wrestling one.
Roman Reigns
I’m trying my hand at directing. I’m doing an independent movie that we haven’t started casting yet, but it’s like an edgy version of ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ’48 Hours,’ only with two women in it.
Aisha Tyler
‘Ten Year’ was probably – I might say ‘Ten Year’ was my favorite filming experience of anything I ever worked on. It was totally different from ‘Moneyball’ in that it was a small budget, independent movie. It had a giant ensemble of actors, all of whom were basically working for free.
Chris Pratt
I myself have been on my own and utterly independent since I graduated. I haven’t belonged to any company or any system. It isn’t easy to live like this in Japan.
Haruki Murakami
We Liberals like to think our thoughts aren’t controlled. We pride ourselves on our independent thinking. We know we shouldn’t believe everything we read. We realize the media is skewed, we know it’s owned by a small group of people, we realize it’s biased, etc.
Marianne Williamson
I've always - honestly - never thought of myself as an

I’ve always – honestly – never thought of myself as an independent director.
Harmony Korine
I am fearlessly independent. I have the courage to go against the tide and pay a price for my choices.
Deepti Naval
Corruption is a huge problem and the poor and the powerless are often its most egregious victims. But it is not an accident that the most effective bureaucracies in the world rely much more on internal controls rather than on independent ombudsmen.
Abhijit Banerjee
Even if you’re independent, I think you get lonely.
Mia Wasikowska
Ever since Binibini, I’ve really been hands-on since I’ve been an independent candidate. I’m hands-on in every single aspect of my preparations because I’m having so much fun.
Catriona Gray
I have more of a desire to write songs about being an independent woman than being in love, songs about getting up and moving on even if I have a broken heart. ‘Wanna Say’ is one of the few love songs I’ve ever done.
Kat Graham
It’s becoming increasingly harder and harder; there’s no such thing as independent film anymore. There aren’t any, they don’t exist. In the old days you could go and get a certain amount of the budget with foreign sales, now everybody wants a marketable angle.
Gary Oldman
As a boy, the very words ‘Liberty Bell’ and ‘Independence Hall’ fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.
Chiang Kai-shek
We do not support the man. We do not support the individual. We support the idea of independent revolution in the Western Hemisphere, free from American intervention.
Lee Harvey Oswald
The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
James Madison
I still want to do a romantic comedy or a western or a gritty independent film… there’s so much that I still want to do.
Laura Vandervoort
The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it.
Robert Toombs
I have achieved what I wanted to achieve. I’m better off at some sort of independent place where they not only like what I produce but also trust me to be the one to produce it.
Keith Olbermann
The Kurds will not be allowed to have an independent country because Turkey wouldn’t stand for it; they have their own Kurdish population.
Molly Ivins
Part of the excitement of doing independent film is the complete unknown of what lies in store for the film’s future.
Rachel Miner
I’ve been sort of traveling around the country for ten years talking about independent features.
Brian De Palma
Apparently I work for free, look at some of the independent films I’ve done.
Patrick Warburton
I’m definitely an independent person, and I don’t need boyfriends all the time.
Amanda Hearst
No drama, however great, is entirely independent of the stage on which it is given.
George Pierce Baker
There are always at least five good films at the end of the year to get nominated, but generally speaking nowadays, it’s more of the independent films that are recognized.
Mark Rydell
You know, independent films have been institutionalized, practically. Every studio has got a boutique arthouse label.
Edward Norton
The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing.
Caroline Kennedy
In the ’80s, I can’t say that Amy and I were aware of an independent film community. We could only get a certain amount of money for our pictures, which made them low budget movies, but they were distributed through studios.
Griffin Dunne
Sometimes you find that there is better material in small and more independent movies. There’s more risk-taking.
Nick Stahl
I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic.
Brett Kavanaugh
In the beginning, it wasn’t even a question of deciding I’m going to do independent film and not commercial films – I wasn’t being offered any commercial films, and there wasn’t an independent scene.
Steve Buscemi
To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.
William Cobbett
The fact that natural-law theorists derive from the very nature of man a fixed structure of law independent of time and place, or of habit or authority or group norms, makes that law a mighty force for radical change.
Murray Rothbard
I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.
Beyonce Knowles
There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy.
Kat Graham
I grew up with just my mom. She and I were like best friends. She’s a very independent woman and I admire that about her. In my life, I’ve tried to be like that. To be okay with being on my own and being independent.
Emma Roberts
I don't necessarily support Romney, I don't consider my

I don’t necessarily support Romney, I don’t consider myself a Republican. I’m pretty much an independent.
Sean Duffy
So most of my acting experience came in college when I was living away from them. I acted in various independent films, and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.
Maria Menounos
Let’s stop big government energy mandates like cap-and-trade, and instead trust the American innovator to make us energy independent.
Marco Rubio
If elected, I would not be the mere president of a party – I would endeavor to act independent of party domination and should feel bound to administer the government untrammeled by party schemes.
Zachary Taylor
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Karl Marx
The presidency is an independent office and the Irish people whom I appreciate so much and I take with such responsibility have given a very clear mandate on a very clear set of ideas to me, as the ninth president.
Michael D. Higgins
You’ve got these big studio films and these tiny independent films now. It’s very much either/or. With the independent films, it’s always a beautiful risk – it might never be seen. With the studio films, you’re conforming to the formula of what’s always been in place.
Imogen Poots
I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.
Kamala Harris
It’s very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it’s oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance.
Mark Rydell
There was quite a lot of lying around in fields at Stonar, a small independent girls’ school in the country near Bath. It was a non-selective school and the right environment for me: academically not particularly pushy.
Romola Garai
I have been very independent from day I arrived in Washington.
Claire McCaskill
I argue that for every country to have an independent fuel cycle is the wrong way to go. Because any country which has a complete fuel cycle is a latent nuclear weapons country, in the sense that it is not far from making a nuclear weapon.
Mohamed ElBaradei
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Erich Fromm
My school in St. Louis is great. They basically created a program where I can do online classes and independent studies when I’m traveling. But then I still get to go home and take classes in a normal school environment.
Karlie Kloss
A movie is a mass consumption product. I have got no delusions about being niche. I don’t want to be niche. Though in the earlier part of my career I was into niche cinema, doing independent films – and I do have a revolutionary bent of mind – but you cannot make a change from outside; you have to be a part of it.
Randeep Hooda
I did seven indies because the independent market used to be a lot better before all the stars were doing independents. As a beginning actor, that’s where you started.
Josh Holloway
Independent film is for actors that love to act.
John Leguizamo
I have always thought that Israel, as an independent and sovereign nation, had a right to defend itself.
Don Nickles
On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our ‘multiple intelligences.’
Howard Gardner
My children are grown now, they are more independent.
Vanessa Paradis
But for me it’s loads of pressure. Like, my mum is a strong independent woman, but obviously she relies on me a little bit. My little brother has his own job but he relies on me.
AJ Tracey
My films are personal-voice-driven films about human characters and the place we live. Technically, I’m an independent filmmaker.
Barry Jenkins
All of the designs on Minted are crowd-sourced from a global community of independent designers. We hold monthly design and art challenges that anyone in the world is welcome to enter.
Mariam Naficy
Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties, have been perpetually operating against each other and against the federal head ever since the peace.
Henry Knox
The Mozilla Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization.
Mitchell Baker
You have to be very insensitive in order to have a cat, because I think they’re very independent. When they’re kittens, you think they’re going to have a dog temperament in that they’re going to run to the door when you get home, lick you on the face and cuddle with you all the time, but cats are not that way.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don’t know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots.
Will Arnett
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
B. R. Ambedkar
Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party’s positioning really impressed me.
Kurt Bills
A mind cannot be independent of culture.
Lev Vygotsky
Swapping out the nine-to-five for a more agile, independent working life brings with it one other huge benefit – a channel for self-actualization.
Leah Busque
Independent dance - and, fine, it's a very good thing t

Independent dance – and, fine, it’s a very good thing that it remains independent – is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work.
Siobhan Davies
I should be able to pick which applications I use for managing my life, I should be able to pick which content I look at, and I should be able to pick which device I use, which company I use for supplying my internet, and I’d like those to be independent choices.
Tim Berners-Lee
Newspapers that are truly independent, like The Washington Post, can still aggressively investigate anyone or anything with no holds barred.
Bob Woodward
What’s important is that I do my job really well, that I build great products and that I’m a great leader. All those things matter independent of gender. But I do think there’s a responsibility for me to support other women at Google.
Susan Wojcicki
It just seems like that because I do a lot of independent films that don’t get to the mainstream.
William Hurt
I started singing and writing songs since childhood and later started releasing my independent music.
Guru Randhawa
I think that literature has the important effect of creating free, independent, critical citizens who cannot be manipulated.
Mario Vargas Llosa
Someday, I’d like to sit down with a small group of people, in a relaxed environment, and make a film that feels more independent. That way we can be a little more free in terms of storytelling and subject.
Chris Wedge
Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You push for colour-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what colour your parents happen to be.
Meghan Markle
In the Constitution of India the Supreme Court and the High Courts were seen as watchdog bodies, independent of the executive, and entrusted with the task of seeing that all institutions function in accordance with the Constitution, and the Rule of Law.
Prashant Bhushan
I don’t think American independent films have ever really been particularly experimental, except for the original guys from the ’60s who were huge influences, like Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, and Stan van der Beek. They were the true independents.
Gus Van Sant
But it’s often been the case, I’ve done so many countless small, independent films that really 3.2 people have seen, so you never know. You do it for the joy of the part and not necessarily expect anyone to see the final product.
Helena Bonham Carter
But once the person is selected, at that point that person is independent.
Stephen Breyer
Working with David Cronenberg or Darren Aronofsky or even Steven Soderbergh isn’t really like a typical Hollywood movie. These are true artists, and have a certain amount of freedom when they work, and they’re more like independent filmmakers making their way through big studios.
Vincent Cassel
I’m an independent thinker. And I’m not the poster child for any movement. I’m trying to support whatever’s right no matter where it is.
Mos Def
I’d just as soon do a big-budget movie as an independent one.
Mickey Rourke
The story of Noah is self-contradictory, uncorroborated by independent historical evidence, and is generally at odds with everything we know about our planet’s geology, biology, and species diversity.
Kyle Hill
A damn independent boy; independent as a hog on ice.
Sam Rayburn
You could just do independent movies, but I like bigger kind of studio movies, at least some of them.
Ray Liotta
I’m an old man, and all my life I’ve said that Notre Dame should remain independent because it’s a national school.
Lou Holtz
I just feel like with independent movies… they’re really free to do whatever they want. They’re not afraid to make a statement about anything, and there’s not a huge studio behind them making sure that everything is wholesome and politically correct and all that.
Emma Roberts
I was not a Democrat; I was an independent. Here’s the thing: You can’t win that way. But I didn’t know that.
Kyrsten Sinema
When you sing R&B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there’s 85% women. I think R&B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don’t sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it’s about being independent and things like that.
Jamie Foxx
Taiwan is an independent sovereign country.
Chen Shui-bian
We have got to make sure there is proper independent scrutiny and accountability for people in the press, just as there should be in any other industry where things go wrong. But let’s not try and think it is for politicians or governments to tell people what they stick in newspapers. That is deeply illiberal.
Nick Clegg
I like independent films… European films. I do go and see popular films as well because my kids force me.
Frances O’Grady
Even an independent label is looking for a hit, they’re not looking for a record that’s not gonna do well.
Talib Kweli
If you have a Tory government at Westminster that takes us out of Europe against our will, there may be people in Scotland who think, ‘You know what, we might be better off independent.’
Nicola Sturgeon
There’s just a feeling you get from certain things you do in life that just kind of feel pure and independent of what’s actually, physically, going on.
Craig Ferguson
I’m very independent.
Kate Bosworth
I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
Bao Dai
My goal was to develop into an independent research sci

My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary.
Peter Agre
I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living.
Kid Rock
China has been committed to the independent foreign policy of peace and has developed friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.
Hu Jintao
It’s very hard to find critics or a magazine today that will publish material that is genuinely independent and written without any concern about being cut off some distributor’s list or not be invited or flown into screenings.
Wim Wenders
My good films were independent and my bad films were not.
Ralph Bakshi
The ideal intern is committed, creative, organized, ambitious, independent, and able to crack a smile, whether meeting a celebrity or folding socks.
Emily Weiss
Perhaps if you are in support functions waiting on the warfighters to spell out the specifics of what you are to do, you can avoid the consequences of not reading. Those who must adapt to overcoming an independent enemy’s will are not allowed that luxury.
Jim Mattis
I had a happy childhood: extremely outdoorsy and independent.
Dasha Zhukova
When you have a Senate that is 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans and one independent, it’s quite obvious that the only way we are going to get something done is if we work together.
John Breaux
As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship.
Arthur C. Brooks
My theory is, independent movies only work if you’re willing to push the material and do something different.
Balthazar Getty
I think I’m a disciplined mom versus a strict mom. But also, that job – the disciplining was from birth until about 12, and at 12, I set my kids free, and they learned to become independent human beings.
Yolanda Hadid
I lived with my parents in Belarus, and I went to Russian kindergarten, which is where I learned Russian. Belarus had just become an independent country; there was no food in the supermarkets, so it looked very post-war, very Soviet.
Yung Lean
There’s a tremendous intellectual fervor among independent filmmakers, and that has to be cultivated.
Dan Glickman
We are here predominantly to support independent filmmakers and their needs. We are also here to assist people actually in their production, non-commercial people in their production.
Ann Macbeth
I have a daughter who’s 11 years old. Maybe she’ll grow up independent and really really heavy and become a movie star and she’ll play me in my life story.
Patti Smith
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
B. R. Ambedkar
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s made some really good choices. She’s had some bad breaks. She goes with the independent, interesting young filmmakers and then they get slammed, like ‘Southland Tales.’ I’m proud of what she’s trying to do. It’s hard.
Joss Whedon
Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo – there’s a common theme. None of these companies ever sold. By staying independent, they were able to build a great company.
Jan Koum
With independent music, I can do what I feel satisfied with, and not feel the pressure of what others expect me to deliver.
Guru Randhawa
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
Jean Rostand
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
George Farquhar
The good news about me is that my friends and social network is entirely independent of politics.
Andrew Sullivan
I don’t have wild dogs chasing people with scripts away from my door. I get my share. I’ve done okay. But I usually do independent stuff because that’s mostly what I’m offered.
Billy Connolly
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Bronte
I’ve always earned my own money and enjoy being independent. It’s how I was brought up.
Donna Air
We commissioned an independent statutory economic body – the Productivity Commission – to review the possibility of funding a disability scheme. The commission returned with a view that it could. Then it becomes an issue of national will.
Bill Shorten
You might think that it would he the natural desire of every man to develop as an independent personality, but this does not seem to be true.
Herbert Read
If it’s independent, it’s because I love it… ’cause they usually end up costing me money to do.
Kelly Lynch
I did four independent films during the break between ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon.’ I haven’t even really had time to sit back and process it all. But when you do finally sit back and think about it, it’s incredible.
Ashley Greene
For new bands, I think a major label is the safest place to be. Independent labels are the ones getting away with murder. A lot of them are hobbyists who rip-off young bands, taking advantage of people who would never get signed to a major.
Jack White
The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, i

The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
Sigmund Freud
If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.
Ariel Sharon
I’m personally a moderate and a registered independent, so I’m not strongly Democratic or strongly Republican.
Elon Musk
I grew up listening in awe to stories of their wartime adventures. My granny, Joan, was a journalist and wrote amazing letters to my grandpa when he was a prisoner of war, while my nana, Mary, was a Land Girl, then a Wren. They were so independent, resilient and glamorous.
Laura Carmichael
At my first job as an independent researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, they told me I could work on most anything, but not what I knew something about. That is actually very good advice to a young person starting a career because you bring new ideas to the field.
Mildred Dresselhaus
The Internet can give young people a fantastic platform to become financially independent and have global businesses without leaving Russia.
Dasha Zhukova
Bitcoins can be traded or used for purchases, but only with those sellers who will accept them. Because it is a system independent of external meddling, there can be no sudden devaluation of Bitcoins through the actions of governments.
Kurt Eichenwald
Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.
Ron Wyden
I prefer younger men. In some ways, they are much more open to a woman being stronger and independent then some of the men my age.
Kim Cattrall
To the nameless and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, we offer our humble tribute. Their life-blood nourishes the body of independent India.
Rajiv Gandhi
I often find the smaller, independent films are much more rewarding than the bigger stuff, but you do the bigger stuff because it’s a business, and you’ve got to show your face a bit, get yourself around.
Jamie Bell
I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.
Lauren Bacall
Having long suspected that there was something alive in there, running the place, separate from everything else, absolutely individual and independent, we’ve celebrated by giving it a real name. My self.
Lewis Thomas
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John D. Rockefeller
I worked initially in very low-budget independent films that I often wrote. My early work was all written by myself, and then I adapted ‘Tsotsi,’ so I was used to the writing process being, in a way, integral to my directing. I felt it really prepared me.
Gavin Hood
We turned what is virtually a glorified independent label into one of the powerhouse labels in the town.
Toby Keith
I feel 100% sure that I have the career that I have today because of independent filmmaking.
Charlize Theron
There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
Mao Zedong
I need to end up with someone who is strong, intelligent, independent, someone I really admire – sensitive, sensuous, warm, a sense of humor.
Pam Dawber
No director is independent.
Gaspar Noe
My parents had us very young. We lived in a modest house. We built forts, we hiked, we went camping and they wanted us to be independent. It’s how children grew up in the 1940s and 50s: outside all the time, playing in the dirt, riding your bike around.
Brooklyn Decker
A part of me is a liberal New Yorker involved in politics and certain attitudes about movies. I kind of lost my indie credibility over ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith.’ I know I haven’t lost it. I just have to go make an independent movie. I just have to do it. Just for me.
Doug Liman
Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.
Vaclav Havel
For women especially, it’s important to be financially independent.
Karrine Steffans
I’ve always been an independent person, but that independence was in the setting of security.
Patricia Heaton
My mum Mary was always a bright, confident and fiercely independent lady.
Kevin Whately
Problems in our country haven’t been caused by Donald Trump, America and its ambitions or CIA spies. Our problems are rooted in a bad government system, the lack of free elections, independent courts and freedom of speech.
Ksenia Sobchak
The last few years I became a lot more into sports. Growing up, the sports I liked were independent sports, like skateboarding. I was really into skateboarding, and not necessarily team televised sports.
Mark Hoppus
The campaigns of Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan, Ross Perot, and John McCain all outperformed expectations on their support from independent voters. They made no effort to shy away from ideology, but conveyed to voters that their policies were driven by principle, not party talking points.
John Sununu
It’s nice to have a lot of people in the field. Independent, third party, Libertarian, Reform and other party candidates can do what they want to do. I welcome them to the race.
John Murray
The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Pauline Kael
I've done all kinds of movies, but I wanna do some more

I’ve done all kinds of movies, but I wanna do some more independent films that are not your run-of-the-mill type movies like ‘American Splendor’, which I had a big part in, that are really trying to do something unique.
Judah Friedlander
I’ve been misunderstood when it comes to women. I’ve got a big heart and a little brain. But I love women being women; there’s something about their skin. I do love strong, independent women, but they are definitely complicated.
Travis Fimmel
In line with international law, only the U.N. Security Council could sanction the use of force against a sovereign state. Any other pretext or method which might be used to justify the use of force against an independent sovereign state are inadmissible and can only be interpreted as an aggression.
Vladimir Putin
My kids are growing up and it’s hard to accept they are their own person and they’re independent.
Ray Romano
Some time ago, the United States was an English colony. If an Englishman were asked if the United States would be independent, he would have said no, that it would always be an English colony.
Fidel Castro
Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle did more to emancipate women than any other single thing. The bicycle was linked in the psyches of women at that time as a symbol of practical emancipation. Women could go places, wear their skirts shorter to manage the bicycle, and be independent.
Susan Vreeland
From this time on, the universe is built up into an aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal relations that are independent of the subject and are placed in objective space and time.
Jean Piaget
The principle that a central bank, charged with controlling inflation, should be independent from the government is unassailable. It may also be true that it’s easier for the central bank to guard its independence from political pressure when it mainly holds government securities.
Janet Yellen
There’s a consistency in my work that pops up independent of the limitations of the technology.
Douglas Trumbull
I am not a part of Bollywood. Nobody cares about me in Bollywood and I have mentally resigned from Bollywood long ago. I am an independent filmmaker.
Vivek Agnihotri
I have this sense of independent heartbreak, of annulling romances before they get their feet off the ground.
Timothee Chalamet
I would like to attribute my range of interests to being an independent intellectual, but although I’m independent, I’m not sure I qualify as an intellectual. Basically, I’m an old-fashioned amateur.
Anne Fadiman
I always had that yearning, that hunger, to one day be independent and be my own person and build my own world. The most fulfilling thing is to live a life where you have freedom.
Michelle Phan
There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence.
Peter Gay
I’m a big fan of British journalists like ‘The Independent’s Robert Fisk, but it’s hard to find voices like his in the U.S.
Jackson Browne
I did not find living alone difficult. In fact, it was such a liberating feeling because simple things like ironing my clothes, doing laundry, making my bed made me feel independent and gave me the sense of accomplishment that I can do it myself.
Athiya Shetty
I have a fiercely independent spirit.
Amber Heard
With directing, you always have three or four things constantly on the go. It’s a tough industry and a tough time, particularly if you’re doing things a little outside the box or independent features.
Stuart Townsend
Well, I’m an independent person.
Victoria Justice
I am an independent film-maker first and foremost. I have always cut my own cloth.
Mira Nair
My experience and what I do in snowboarding is really quite independent of the industry and the more independent it is, the more pure and better I feel about snowboarding.
Craig Kelly
No, I think it taught me to be independent and never expect a handout and never wait for anybody to hand you anything in any aspect of my life.
Jesse James
Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.
Jack Levine
By dimension, we simply mean an independent direction in which, in principle, you can move; in which motion can take place. In an everyday world, we have left-right as one dimension; we have back-forth as a second one; and we have up-down as a third.
Brian Greene
At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They’re all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they’re all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That’s a formula for getting news.
Bob Schieffer
I’ve done a lot of sci-fi, so I was a little hesitant because you get pigeonholed into that genre and world. But at the same time, I love sci-fi because the women are so strong and independent and smart.
Laura Vandervoort
On the day I became Soviet leader, in March 1985, I had a special meeting with the leaders of the Warsaw Pact countries and told them: ‘You are independent, and we are independent. You are responsible for your policies, we are responsible for ours. We will not intervene in your affairs, I promise you.’
Mikhail Gorbachev
Concepts are vindicated by the constant accrual of data and independent verification of data. No prize, not even a Nobel Prize, can make something true that is not true.
Stanley B. Prusiner
I’m a bit of a shopaholic. I’ve been working in the Bollywood film industry since I was 17, and I have always been financially independent, but I think I would be useless looking after my own money.
Shilpa Shetty
All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
Andrew Jackson
Our parents have always encouraged us to be independent and dream big.
Jenna Bush
There's something we calculate called an alpha, and tha

There’s something we calculate called an alpha, and that’s the stock’s return that’s independent, uncorrelated to the market. And the only way you really get a high alpha is for something to zig when the market zags.
Louis Navellier
When BP was not moving fast enough on claims, we told BP to set aside $20 billion in a fund – managed by an independent third party – to help all those whose lives have been turned upside down by the spill.
Barack Obama
I really wanted to work and become independent.
Victoria Abril
I have more of a desire to write songs about being an independent woman than being in love, songs about getting up and moving on even if I have a broken heart.
Kat Graham
There is a lot to say about what Bikini Kill and other ‘riot grrrl’ bands were able to achieve when they first set out. They were not some momentary, convulsive, creative spasm of independent music. There was a very real, relevant point of view being expressed.
Henry Rollins
They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about – not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group.
Rahm Emanuel
Clearly independent journalists – domestic journalists – run a high risk if they dare to take on serious investigative work.
David Remnick
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion – not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran’s theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.
Elliott Abrams
Be sure of yourself, don’t let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy.
Nicole Polizzi
There’s plenty of great independent films to do, but you can’t support yourself making independent film as an actress.
Gaby Hoffmann
A marvellous power of expression over language often distinguishes genius; but Shakespeare in his phrases seems independent of the bonds of language as of the bonds of metre.
George Edward Woodberry
I would hope that the Government would still support those small, struggling independent theatre companies and also maybe look to the built architecture of the theaters because we can’t let them get into disrepair. They are part of the fabric of the country.
Adrian Dunbar
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln
If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, nobody would even notice, because the states are legislating their own laws about abortion, completely independent.
Wendy Long
In my childhood, I used to go to theatres to watch independent singers’ outing on screen. I used to be excited about how different they sound in a video and at a theatre.
Guru Randhawa
Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.
Ivan Lendl
There’s a problem with political polling in that you have so much pressure to do what your client wants you to do and say what your client wants you to say. I’ve never felt that pressure. I am independent of the political parties.
Frank Luntz
At a time when our moral standing in the world has been weakened by a rubber stamp Justice Department that placed the Bush Administration above the law, we now need someone who is objective and independent. And, make no mistake, Eric Holder is independent.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Every individual is a person necessarily imbedded in a range of multiple relations, and therefore, no one is really independent in anything but a relative sense; no one is truly autonomous.
David Novak
I want to be an independent woman who falls in love, finds a great partner for her lifetime, has kids and kind of does it all. I’d like to have it all.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
I crave working on those small independent movies because I love going to see those myself.
Orlando Bloom
Within speech, words are subject to a kind of relation that is independent of the first and based on their linkage: these are syntagmatic relations, of which I have spoken.
Ferdinand de Saussure
Independent films in this country are in the same position. Miramax and Fine Line are not independent – they’re with Disney! Come on. Or they’re with Warner Brothers. They’re all with somebody.
Dennis Hopper
I’m comfortable in any situation. I don’t have fears about a lot of things. It’s not a survival thing, but on a farm, you always look after yourself. You’re very independent, but you’re still very family-oriented.
Travis Fimmel
The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin, and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity.
Lou Henry Hoover
Independent film is not only an oxymoron; it doesn’t exist anymore.
Martha Plimpton
I do my independent stuff where it’s real acting if you like. Intense, drama stuff. I love me actions.
Vinnie Jones
Texans are by nature independent people.
Joe Barton
I am not good wife material because I’m fiercely independent and like to go off and do my own thing.
Amanda Harlech
I’m really interested in independent publishers and memes and mini comics. But even before that, I was interested in Japanese manga and anime.
Toyin Odutola
My mom is such a strong, independent, strong-willed woman, and she always taught me to accept my worth for how I viewed myself and female empowerment, and it’s okay to be independent and also need someone at the same time. I kinda get to be both.
Lily Collins
I was raised to be independent.

I was raised to be independent.
Abby Lee Miller
Until they come up with an independent woman who’s on an adventure of her own, I don’t think I’m interested.
Michelle Rodriguez
For newspapers to continue to play an important role in civic engagement, they need more access to capital. Their decline has created a real threat to independent reporting at the state and local level.
Ajit Pai
I went from being married to living on my own in L.A., to having a new boyfriend and just being totally self-sufficient and super independent. It’s awesome. I love it!
Lindsey Vonn
On the day I became Soviet leader, in March 1985, I had a special meeting with the leaders of the Warsaw Pact countries and told them: ‘You are independent, and we are independent. You are responsible for your policies, we are responsible for ours. We will not intervene in your affairs, I promise you.’
Mikhail Gorbachev
I’m just looking for the best story being told by the best people and the best part that I can find. If those things add up, I want to be a part of it whether it’s a studio film or, more likely in that instance, an independent film.
John Hawkes
Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up, and you don’t want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it’s also a parent’s worst nightmare: That they won’t need you. It’s like the real tragedy of parenting.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
George Orwell
There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory).
Daniel Dennett
For decades, Trump had no life independent from the media. He became a figure in the nation, and his a monitisable name – albeit quite a ludicrous one – because of his nonstop, relentless, shameless and often embarrassing courtship of the media.
Michael Wolff
Doing that, then doing a lot of theater, which I love. Doing guest stars, did two independent films that are going around to all these festivals. Both of them are going to be at the Lake Tahoe Film Festival.
Austin Peck
The war against terrorism should not be used to interfere with an independent, sovereign state. We need to identify concrete terrorist targets and do no harm to civilians.
Nong Duc Manh
Many a man renounces morals, but with great difficulty the conception, ‘morality.’ Morality is the ‘idea’ of morals, their intellectual power, their power over the conscience; on the other hand, morals are too material to rule the mind, and do not fetter an ‘intellectual’ man, a so-called independent, a ‘freethinker.’
Max Stirner
Iraq may get peace and stability through restoring it’s sovereignty under participation of all Iraqi factions and sectarian groups, who must rebuild a new democratic, free and independent Iraq.
Ali Abdullah Saleh
I’m always looking for interesting stories, and I feel in independent film there’s more opportunity.
Cobie Smulders
I think that there’s a lot more freedom in the low budget, the independent films where, unfortunately, you don’t have the money, necessarily, to get the orchestras in there to play a lot of stuff. But, you have a lot more freedom, very often.
Danny Elfman
A Bond girl must be a strong and independent woman, but at the same time charming and sensual. Those opposite qualities combined together make her interesting. She must be strong but at the same time feminine.
Olga Kurylenko
Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality – the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men.
H. P. Lovecraft
I’ve known Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and they’re two of the most independent people I’ve ever known in my life, and the thought we could somehow bend their views I find really beyond my capacity to believe.
Peter George Peterson
Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent.
Madonna Ciccone
Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
David Crystal
As an independent artist, you control the means of production, which is the ultimate form of empowerment.
K. Flay
I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn’t know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them.
Michelle Rodriguez
The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
Wim Wenders
My goals are to continue acting and also to produce some independent films in the next few years. Music is a passion of mine, so I also want to continue along that path, creating with my friends.
Sasha Grey
I was the first independent to walk in with a documentary.
David L. Wolper
It makes sense for Japan to pursue a more independent role in the world, following Latin America and others in freeing itself from U.S. domination.
Noam Chomsky
You have to remember that in a state like Florida, independent voters will decide the election.
Jeb Bush
I think women should be more independent. In society, we’re portrayed as people who simply wear make-up and sit around. We need a Princess Charming – a woman who rescues her man and slays the dragon instead of the other way round.
Adora Svitak
You have the massive world that was created by Marvel, and then you have these very intimate actors around you. There was as much character work on this as there would be on a little independent film. So, I felt very fortunate in that sense.
Chris Hemsworth
Growing up with three older brothers and being the youngest and the only girl, my mom always made me tough. She’s taught me over the years how to be a strong, independent woman, how to carry yourself in a positive way and anything that my brothers can do, I can do.
Diana Lopez
The judiciary in Burma is not independent. It's widely

The judiciary in Burma is not independent. It’s widely known, everybody knows that.
Aung San Suu Kyi
We are pushing towards the dream of having our independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. If there is a real project that aims to resolve the Palestinian cause on establishing a Palestinian state on 1967 borders, under full Palestinian sovereignty, we will support it.
Ismail Haniyeh
I associate creativity with independent music.
Miguel
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln
This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
Louise Slaughter
The ideas which led to the Analytical Engine occurred in a manner wholly independent of any that were connected with the Difference Engine. These ideas are indeed, in their own intrinsic nature, independent of the latter engine and might equally have occurred had it never existed nor even been thought of at all.
Ada Lovelace
I only pay to take my son to the movies, because most of the time I only watch European movies, independent movies, or screen them privately. But I like to go to movies with my son because it’s still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
Antoine Fuqua
The world’s greatest city – New York City – deserves a government that works for all New Yorkers. That starts with a mayor who is independent from party bosses and special interests, who isn’t afraid to be honest with the people, and who is focused on the issues New Yorkers care about most.
Sal Albanese
My message to women is it’s okay not to toe the party line on every issue. You don’t have to be a puppet or a mouthpiece for your party on every issue. You can be an independent thinker; you can take it issue by issue, and that’s okay. You shouldn’t be told, ‘You can’t sit with us.’
Tomi Lahren
I need theatre for my equilibrium, because in theatre the actors don’t care so much about image, about celebrity – you are more independent. There is not the narcissism, maybe, that you find in cinema.
Clotilde Hesme
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I base a lot of decisions on my gut, and going with an independent label was a good one.
Taylor Swift
I’m a pretty serious Independent.
Tommy Franks
The problem with independent films is that they can be hit or miss. I’ve seen scripts that have blown me away. But there have to be all the right ingredients in place to make them work: the director, cast, publicity, distribution.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Many people, especially young people, would like to be more independent and on their own. But it is very difficult and they suffer from feelings of isolation. I think that is one reason why young readers support my work.
Haruki Murakami
Ever since I retired from competitive bodybuilding, one of my dreams has been to offer an affordable way for independent gym owners to make a comfortable income and empower them to help the sick and diseased at the same time.
Dorian Yates
There is no such thing as being too independent.
Victoria Billings
Last year, when ‘Black Swan,’ ‘True Grit’ and ‘King’s Speech’ all grossed over $100 million, it gave studios and independent financiers the confidence to make daring movies and not do the same old you-know-what.
Harvey Weinstein
We in the independent sector more than anybody need Netflix, because they care about what we do.
Harvey Weinstein
NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation.
Slobodan Milosevic
In studio films, everything has to be boxed in, everybody needs to know beforehand – this is comedy, this is sci-fi, this is drama – and what’s the point of independent film if you don’t get to experiment?
Famke Janssen
If you understand the independent worker, the self-employed professional, the freelancer, the e-lancer, the temp, you understand how work and business in the U.S. operate today.
Daniel H. Pink
It doesn’t matter if you’re doing a studio movie or you’re doing an independent movie. When you get to set and you’re doing a scene, it’s always going to be the same job. I really don’t think about my career, in terms of planning it out and what this does for me.
Kristen Stewart
The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.
Susan Sontag
The modern world is one wherein every nation has to develop the strength of which its citizens are capable. The independent status of the individual, his thoughts and actions become a thing of the past.
Chiang Kai-shek
Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
Don Henley
If you are concerned you are the victim of illegal corporate surveillance, you should seek specialist – and independent – legal advice at once.
Robert Rinder
I had to work out where I was going, what type of films I wanted to make. For that reason, I decided to choose independent productions, less important roles, and I tried theater, too.
Elizabeth Berkley
I’m an independent, probably. I’m not dogmatic. I’ve supported Democrats and Republicans.
Jerry Weintraub
Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.
William J. Clinton
I think one of the most important things punk brought back was the whole concept of staying independent and doing things yourself. It made music a lot less boring in any category you can name.
Jello Biafra
Extremists often derive their inspiration from literal

Extremists often derive their inspiration from literal interpretations of texts that should rightly be read not as Associated Press reports from the ancient world, but as theological and literary enterprises requiring independent intellectual assessment.
Jon Meacham
If Yugoslavia is to exist, it can exist only as an alliance, a confederation of independent states.
Franjo Tudjman
My grandfather, as I said, was industrious. He’d had a variety of jobs and decided sometime in the 1940s that he would never work for anyone. He was also a very independent man.
Clarence Thomas
Money has transformed every watchdog, every independent authority. Medical doctors are increasingly gulled by the lobbying of pharmaceutical salesmen.
Thomas Frank
I say: The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland.
Mahmoud Abbas
I’m a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I’m fiercely independent, and I’m really ambitious. Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind.
Eva Mendes
By 2020, 50 percent of imports should be reduced, which should become 75 percent by 2025. By 2030, India should be energy independent.
Veerappa Moily
TV, in particular cable channels, has assumed the role of independent film.
Eric Stoltz
We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that.
Thomas Friedman
I would recommend going out for more independent films. You can get bigger roles and really work your acting chops and build a reel.
Valerie Azlynn
I started to make my own films, however small and however independent they were, from the beginning. And so, even though I was nobody, I was always the master of my own work.
Mira Nair
TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary; with independent films, you just can’t.
Jessica Lange
Sometimes the characters I find the most compelling are in independent movies. With independent scripts people can take more challenges.
Brittany Snow
I’ve become a real housewife. Terry doesn’t mind me working, in fact he loves me to be independent. But I only get an allowance of $15 dollars a week, which doesn’t go very far.
Marta Kristen
Give us a break! I’ve hardly done anything but independent films.
Emily Blunt
I’m so drastically independent; I don’t tend to flourish in relationships.
Julia Butterfly Hill
A motorcycle is an independent thing.
Ryan Hurst
I’m an independent type. No one tells me what to do.
Greta Van Susteren
Actors dread working with studios because they dictate what you do in a way that independent movies can’t.
Jesse Eisenberg
Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others.
Wayne Dyer
For a crowd to be smart, the people in it need to be not only diverse in their perspectives but also, relatively speaking, independent of each other. In other words, you need people to be thinking for themselves, rather than following the lead of those around them.
James Surowiecki
Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want. I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child. I feel quite independent of anyone.
Anne Frank