Quotes of Collection by Media Magnate David Thomson

Find popular quotes collection by David Thomson who is the chairman of Thomson Corporation and recently joined in the list of wealthiest people in the world.

David Thomson Popular QuotesThe vice of meanness, condemned in every other country, is in Scotland translated into a virtue called 'thrift'.

  • The vice of meanness, condemned in every other country, is in Scotland translated into a virtue called ‘thrift’.
  • It’s funny – writing the afterword required a lot of digging and research, and was ultimately harder than editing the actual novel,
  • It’s not profound literature, but it’s an adventure story and quite a good adventure story, very unexpected coming from Brando. It tells us a lot about him.
  • The only real danger is flinching, seeming to notice your own nakedness. If you don’t flinch, you’re merely nude, which is a classically recognized form of beauty.
  • He made the South Seas a great part of his life. Clearly this story comes out of the books he read and the things he learned about the seas during his time out there. He was also crazy about Asian women.

Famous David Thomson Quotesfilling in gaps of the story.

  • filling in gaps of the story.
  • Why is it dark in cinemas? So that the compulsive force of our involvement may be hidden
  • Agee wrote “like someone who had not just viewed the movie but been in it — out with it, as if it were a girl; drinking with it; driving in the night with it.
  • I suspect that a greater and more insidious influence [than violence in movies] may lie in what they tell us about being in love, and how to conduct ourselves while in that condition.
  • The character of Annie Doultry is plainly a self-portrait of Brando. There are transcripts of conferences he and Cammell had, and Brando did a lot of improvising, playing the Annie Doultry character. Plainly he saw this as a part that he might play in a movie himself.
  • All his Celtic rogues, epic seers, and Anthony Quinn leanings were swept up in one grand old ham, … Biographical Dictionary of Film.
  • A wireless phone is only as good as the network it’s on. You can have the best price plan and the coolest-looking phone, and if it doesn’t work for you, what good is that?
  • From his debut, Peck was always a star and rarely less than a major box-office success, … he is a protagonist for middle American aspirations, pathfinder for the straight and narrow … [he] never succumbs to the awful doubts that drag down Gary Cooper.
  • There’s a funny thing to when you’re writing something that’s not quite yours. You feel unburdened. There’s a strange liberty to it, although I was still trying to be faithful to them.
  • Dynamic duos are the stuff of corporate legend: Sears and Roebuck, Roy and Walt Disney, Hewlett and Packard, and the like.
  • There had never been such a display of dangerous, brutal male beauty on an American stage — its influence can still be felt, in fashion photography and sport as well as acting.
  • We have more (potential) sites than the ability to fill them.
  • It’s very tough. The Oscar show is such a machine and such a monster. The host gets his chance up front, and then says less and less as the evening goes on.
  • Jon Stewart is clearly an unusual figure. He might have said, ‘If you want me, you’ve got to have me on my own terms’.
  • For the best part of 100 years, movies made stories about a certain view of love, and it shaped us all, whether we like it or not. Our lessons were about how to look at people of the other sex. How you kiss, what you say. We learned a lot about love from the movies. We’ve matured a bit, and we can see there’s a lot more to love.
  • [Exuding a blend of power and sensuality that defied gender expectations, Garbo] made you understand passion, … She identified the bittersweet quality of love better than any star.
  • Cammell’s, I suppose, was a failed career, … but it was a good deal more interesting than the careers of many people who were much more successful. He was quite a remarkable man.
  • I don’t look for anyone to say this is a great novel, although I do think it’s a fine, fun read. But what I think is most interesting is that the character of Annie is so clearly a portrait of Brando and that so much of him gets into it.
  • I’d say where he is now he’s in a pretty amused state, and I hope he’d look down on it fondly with a smile. Everyone involved has tried to produce the book (Brando and Cammell) would have.
  • Brando clearly was imagining himself as that person. There are several aspects of it that fit with Brando very well; that kind of loner, interested in sailing and the South Seas, drawn to Asian women and eating and drinking.

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