Top 118 Quotes & Sayings by Guatemalan Authors

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I think it's good to be a little more fearless in saying what you feel. In not being scared of the repercussions of that.
Our team at Duolingo is really cohesive, but this did not just happen. I made a concerted effort to hire people who are going to play nice.
I am like a drop of water on a rock. After drip, drip, dripping in the same place, I begin to leave a mark, and I leave my mark in many people's hearts. — © Rigoberta Menchu
I am like a drop of water on a rock. After drip, drip, dripping in the same place, I begin to leave a mark, and I leave my mark in many people's hearts.
I come from a place where everything about me, even my body language, is saying: I mean you no harm. I smile, I laugh. Basic stuff for most people.
You can't try to be authentic. You either are or you aren't.
My dad was a doctor, but he was just always, like, going from hospital to hospital for some reason.
My first computer was a Commodore 64. I got it as a present from my mom when I was eight years old, and all I wanted to do with that computer was play games.
I like being like a chameleon who transforms himself with each role.
I was interested in the war part of 'Star Wars,' so I started reading about what it's like to go to war, what that does to you psychically, about the adrenaline and the rush.
If you start trying to communicate ideas, I think you don't allow the audience to see themselves.
'Mojave' is a very wild, throwback film with these two dudes going after each other.
I've never been interested in celebrity.
My family are huge 'Star Wars' fans. — © Oscar Isaac
My family are huge 'Star Wars' fans.
'Drive' is a genre piece, and a lot of times we don't get really sophisticated genre films.
I have multiple ideas per day, all the time. The vast majority of these are completely idiotic. Usually, I just sit on the idea for several months. And if I have not decided that it's idiotic, then it's... might be a good idea.
The basic idea of Games With a Purpose is that we are taking a problem that computers cannot yet solve, and we are getting people to solve it for us while they are playing a game.
A lot of very successful businessmen share some of these sociopathic traits - a lack of empathy, seeing people as commodities, projecting an air of sincerity when everything is actually calculated.
When you are convinced your cause is just, you fight for it.
There's very few geniuses that come and revolutionize everything. For the rest of us that want to be artists and have something to say, it's a lot of work and a lot of luck.
If you can find a way that your principles are actually the strategically smartest thing to do, you've kind of figured it out.
I like films that take their time a little bit more and don't show you all of their cards right away, characters that are conflicted and contradicting and seem one way at first and then suddenly turn out to be something else.
The motivation is important for me to act it, but I don't necessarily want the audience to know my motivation.
I was always - maybe stupidly so - very confident.
I wouldn't mind seeing The Smiths reform. That would be cool.
It's nice to create a character, not just within two scenes, but within the journey of a whole movie. It's fun to do that.
I've been fortunate to be working mostly right out of school. Every year, there was a little something, and it kept the confidence going. It's about confidence and the belief.
I like the idea of the comedy of resilience.
I'm so bored by business and money.
I wanted to shred, so I learned classical guitar.
Max Minghella is a very close friend of mine, and I talk to him regularly.
When I found out that I had won the MacArthur Fellowship, I had been a professor at Carnegie Mellon for a week. I probably shouldn't be saying this on TV, but I stopped worrying about tenure.
When I moved to New York, I had to let my band know that I couldn't play anymore, and that was difficult to leave that behind.
Humans are mutants, everything's a mutant - things that evolve.
I remember the first time my mind was blown by an actor was Tim Curry, because I loved 'Clue' when I was a kid, and then I was watching the movie 'Legend,' and the Devil suddenly smiles, and I was like, 'It's the same guy!' It was a total Keyser Soeze moment.
A movie set is like a petri dish for neuroses, you know? It's just, like, egos and weird personalities and, more than anything, fear.
It is not possible to conceive a democratic Guatemala, free and independent, without the indigenous identity shaping its character into all aspects of national existence.
With Shakespeare, there's no subtext; you're speaking exactly what you're thinking constantly.
When I came up to New York to do a play, I passed by Julliard, and I was like, 'Oh I heard of this place.' I applied, and ended up getting in. — © Oscar Isaac
When I came up to New York to do a play, I passed by Julliard, and I was like, 'Oh I heard of this place.' I applied, and ended up getting in.
I think it's the director's prerogative, not the studio's, to go back and reinvent a movie.
'Cool' is detached and emotionally cool. My instinct is to battle anything that seems overly cool.
Anybody who dedicates himself to exploring the human condition, there's always a detached eye that's watching. In any situation, a little part of me is observing it, to see if there are any raw materials to create something else later.
I don't know if they were all functioning, but I did play in a bunch of bands.
Most actors, if you ask them if they play guitar, they'll say they played guitar for 20 years, but what they really mean is they've owned a guitar for 20 years.
The very first proper play I did was 'Godspell,' and I played the guitar for it, and I had a small part in a high school play. And before that, in sixth grade, I wrote a musical about Noah's ark.
I don't know why people are so obsessed with finding out stuff before the movie comes out. It's so much more fun to just go. I mean, I don't do that. I don't go looking for stuff that I'm interested in, you know, to try and find out pictures and what the movie's about. It's so much more fun to be surprised.
That first play I did in New York, Rogelio Martinez's 'When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba,' I played a young Fidel Castro.
The self-made man that some people believe is a myth? It could be, because you do it on the backs of other people.
There's nothing scarier than unlimited choices. — © Oscar Isaac
There's nothing scarier than unlimited choices.
I played guitar and bass. I didn't do much vocals, although I did have one band where I was the lead singer. But that was when I was in college.
When I'm creating a character, I don't see it so much as playing someone else as just playing a specific part of myself under certain circumstances.
You watch 'Whale Rider,' and I defy you to not get teary-eyed at the end there.
Getting a record deal is a meaningless thing now.
Every frame of a Coen brothers movie is filled with history and meaning, and the deeper you go, the deeper you get. That's why their movies stand up particularly well to repeated viewing and investigation.
Cats are impossible to work with. They're just very difficult because you can't really train them. They're not really interested in whatever you want them to do. Dogs want to please you; cats only want to please themselves.
I'm open to the idea of doing more musicals if it's one that I really enjoy.
I've always liked acoustic blues. I liked Bob Dylan a lot.
I grew up in a very devoutly Christian home.
Basically, I want to make all of humanity more efficient by exploiting the human cycles that get wasted.
The indigenous peoples never had, and still do not have, the place that they should have occupied in the progress and benefits of science and technology, although they represented an important basis for this development.
As humanity goes online, it's becoming an extremely advanced, large-scale processing unit.
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