Top 133 Quotes & Sayings by Lithuanian Authors

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I put my phone on 'do not disturb' a lot.
I became interested in photography when I found my own sketching was inadequate.
In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. We have to support the beauty, the poetry, of life.
What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter. — © Abraham Cahan
What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
After I die, I'll be forgotten.
I did take my camera along, as I felt there wouldn't be enough time to draw the things I wanted to do. I did some drawing and did a lot of photography but I was not part of Stryker's outfit at all.
I've been really picky about the sort of characters that I want to represent.
To me, cinema is cinema. Cinema is one big tree with many branches. The same as literature. In literature, you don't just say, 'Oh, I bought some literature.' No, you say, 'I bought a novel' by so-and-so, or a book of essays by so-and-so.
I would never post something making fun of depression or mental health, or picking at people.
I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on.
There is no other way to break the frozen cinematic conventions than through a complete derangement of the official cinematic senses.
So, I was offered this job to come down there but first it was suggested that I take a trip around the country in the areas in which we worked to see what it's all about, and I tell you that was a revelation to me.
Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs. — © Abraham Cahan
If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny. It was in the middle of the depression, you know. I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time.
Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish.
When I came to New York in 1949, there was already an entire fresh avant-garde film movement blooming in New York and California. It was a very, very exciting period!
A responsive audience is the best encouragement an actor can have.
I feel like it's easy to get lost in your own world and get distracted, and sometimes seeing things from different perspectives helps you appreciate your life a little bit more.
I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was. He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures of people unbeknownst to them.
When a man returned from the field and we'd look at the work, we'd criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively. And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us.
I buy a lot of random books, and it's really hard to immediately fall asleep if I've been staring at a screen, so reading and trying to put my phone away maybe an hour before I go to sleep are two of my go-to strategies before bed.
I never counted how many tattoos I have, but I started getting them at a really young age, so most of my big ones are cover-ups.
I still love to look at photographs but I couldn't do it myself anymore.
Whatever I get involved in, I'm totally involved, you see.
For me, if I didn't have reading I'd go absolutely crazy. It really helps me to unplug from the whole world, and keep my sanity, and be able to fill my time with something other than technology.
It's kind of almost not fair that certain people don't get the opportunities that others get just because of where they are born or where they were brought up.
You must never tire fighting Satan.
It's really nice to have hobbies that don't involve any sort of technology.
Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
I'm not a spiritual person, but I really believe in the power of the mind and I really believe in manifesting things.
An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
OK, so, my favourite actress in the world is Sarah Paulson. I think she is so talented and I admire her so much, I have always said from the beginning she is someone who just really has perfected the craft. She could play anybody and be believable.
I myself saw the great works of Western civilization for the first time in my high school in Lithuania in bad black-and-white reproductions on miserable paper. That was, for many years, what art was for me. But from those miserable black-and-white reproductions, I got something, something unmistakable.
I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable. He didn't understand at the time.
We need less perfect but more free films.
I definitely want to explore all different types of characters.
I was so impressed with the work we were doing and I was very involved ideologically in photography - that I arranged an exhibition at the College Art Association. The first exhibition I picked the photographs and so on and we had an exhibition in New York.
Every day I have this crazy schedule that happened overnight - it's a lot to process. — © Bria Vinaite
Every day I have this crazy schedule that happened overnight - it's a lot to process.
I have direction, but I was very particular about the things that I wanted to do, and I refused to get just like, a regular job.
It's pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.
I'd like to do radio just like pictures - leave the imperfect stuff on the cutting-room floor.
I'm not religious, but I feel like there has to be a higher power up there.
That's what this country is. It's made up of immigrants.
Yes, I'm the crazy person who totally travels with candles.
The nature of the video camera really makes you focus on the present. Since I have always been a diarist filmmaker, not one who stages scenes with actors, it has always been about the present moment.
I definitely need to learn how to take compliments, because it was very weird to go from sitting in my house all of the time to having hundreds of people coming up to me and congratulating me and telling me I did a good job.
It's nice to stand out and not have to conform to all the beauty standards that just don't even make sense anymore.
There's not enough opportunity, and I feel like you can't control where you're born or where you're brought up. — © Bria Vinaite
There's not enough opportunity, and I feel like you can't control where you're born or where you're brought up.
I feel like I want people to... I guess not be as judgemental of situations because they might not know the full story. Just to try to be nice about other people's struggles and be understanding and not judge people based on their circumstances.
Place means nothing to me. I can be at home anywhere.
In '38, this time I did a job for Mr. Stryker. I went on his payroll at about half the salary I was getting before, to cover what he called Harvest in Ohio.
You don't need to do things in the typical way to get a beautiful result.
It's a little bit like my inability to read a guide book before I go anywhere. I can read it after I've been there and by the same logic I refuse to accept any technical stunts from anybody. I refused to learn more than I knew and I confess I missed a great deal.
I have seen and heard comedians who had really funny 'stuff' but yet could not make the people laugh; then, again - I have seen others whose stuff was anything but humorous, and the audience would howl with laughter.
I have never been able, really, to figure out where my life begins and where it ends. I have never, never been able to figure it all out, what it's all about, what it all means.
I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all, I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills. I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals, propaganda in general, you know.
I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
We all judge people.
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