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Paul Mazursky Quotes

9 quotations by Paul Mazursky

QuoteThe one thing that's closest to my story is the thing about trying out for the juvenile delinquent role and getting it. That was the start of my acting career... which I've resumed, by the way.Quote

QuoteRight now, for example, I'm between pictures and I have a couple of ideas and a few scenes written down and, basically, I'm just fiddling.Quote

QuoteOne thing I know is that I don't want to be a director for hire, making genre films.Quote

QuoteI wonder if that's hurt me at the box office. Maybe audiences these days want to know exactly what to expect when they go into a movie, and my movies are hard to explain in just one way.Quote

QuoteI wish in my own mind I were more definite - that I was absolutely convinced I'd never direct someone else's script, but I keep reading scripts, because I might find something.Quote

QuoteI don't think I have it in me to make a movie in which all the situations and relationships are black and white. I get into the gray areas.Quote

QuoteI don't like movies that are morally simple.Quote

QuoteEven when I begin with a situation that's basically funny or sad, I like to keep poking around in it. I like to get into the middle of a relationship, to explore the subtle places.Quote

QuoteCalifornia is an island, and New York's an island. Maybe it's time for me to change islands.Quote