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74 Brit Marling Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Brit Marling Sayings: The litmus test for whether I want to take on a role or not is The litmus test for whether I want to take on a role or not is usually fear. If I'm afraid of it, then I want to do it.
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Brit Marling Sayings: Sometimes big budget means explosions! CGI! CGI, the possibilities are so limitless that it begins Sometimes big budget means explosions! CGI! CGI, the possibilities are so limitless that it begins to be impractical. I'm more interested in the kinds of movies where the science fiction world has a set series of rules and you operate in it because of, maybe, constraints in the budget.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I feel like, when the audience connects with something, they enjoy the experience so much I feel like, when the audience connects with something, they enjoy the experience so much that they want other people to go have it. They're like, "Don't talk about it. Don't tell. Just go!" It's a nice feeling to have people coming around it that way, protecting the ideas in it, so that everyone can see it for themselves.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I'm still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive. I'm still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive.
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Brit Marling Sayings: You are the sum total of the choices you make every day. You are the sum total of the choices you make every day.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I think we're scared of intimacy - all of us, a little bit. I think we're scared of intimacy - all of us, a little bit.
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Brit Marling Sayings: If you came from the future and you arrived here, what would you be like? If you came from the future and you arrived here, what would you be like? Would your immune system be depressed from that travel? Would you be well? Would you be ill? Would you be affected by micro-organisms of the time period and be hiding out in a basement? How would it all work, practically?
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Brit Marling Sayings: I wasn't actually very naturally good at economics. My brain doesn't work very well, in I wasn't actually very naturally good at economics. My brain doesn't work very well, in terms of mathematics.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I think I am looking as an actor to find ways to push myself into I think I am looking as an actor to find ways to push myself into places I haven't been before as a human being.
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Brit Marling Sayings: A couple of compromises in a row and suddenly you're very far way from the A couple of compromises in a row and suddenly you're very far way from the person you thought you were.
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Brit Marling Sayings: One of the things that's awesome about being an actor is that you get to One of the things that's awesome about being an actor is that you get to do stories, live lives and have experiences that you never could have even conceived of, and that's because you're living in another writer's imagination and another director's imagination.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I think I realized very early on that you can spend a lot of time I think I realized very early on that you can spend a lot of time constructing a really perfect scene in final draft and just end up throwing it away because you didn't figure out that mathematics of the story first.
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Brit Marling Sayings: People go to the cinema to be moved; they wanna laugh, they wanna cry, they People go to the cinema to be moved; they wanna laugh, they wanna cry, they wanna feel something deeply, especially if they're not feeling deeply in their own lives.
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Brit Marling Sayings: Because we're watching so many movies and are consumed by so many stories, science fiction Because we're watching so many movies and are consumed by so many stories, science fiction lets you do something a bit fresh and that hasn't been seen before.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I didn't understand how you could be an actor if you didn't also study philosophy I didn't understand how you could be an actor if you didn't also study philosophy and study political science, astronomy. And also just go out and live life and have experiences.
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Brit Marling Sayings: Is there anything worse than being called the 'It Girl?' By definition, there will be Is there anything worse than being called the 'It Girl?' By definition, there will be a new one in two weeks.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I'd studied theater growing up and loved that, but didn't have many examples of artists I'd studied theater growing up and loved that, but didn't have many examples of artists around me.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I think there is a general unrest or curiosity about what a human future is I think there is a general unrest or curiosity about what a human future is going to be like, and whether the way we're living is even sustainable.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I'm really into rocks. I have a really serious rock collection. Rocks and feathers and I'm really into rocks. I have a really serious rock collection. Rocks and feathers and shells and strange found things in nature. I have a lot of those kinds of collections.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm developing my imagination and my I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I'm just working on my analytical mind.
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Brit Marling Sayings: If you play it safe every time, then you're missing the best part of acting. If you play it safe every time, then you're missing the best part of acting. You haven't learned anything about your humanity.
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Brit Marling Sayings: When you're reading Chekov, you're in this world that he's created. I never would have When you're reading Chekov, you're in this world that he's created. I never would have created that world. I don't know anything about that time period or that setting or those groups of people or what those experiences were, but oh my gosh, it's amazing to daydream on it and put yourself there.
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Brit Marling Sayings: It doesn't happen all the time, but in the moments where you really lose yourself It doesn't happen all the time, but in the moments where you really lose yourself and you fall into this character, it's like time travel.
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Brit Marling Sayings: I get uncomfortable when people give me presents and watch me open them. I don't I get uncomfortable when people give me presents and watch me open them. I don't have birthday parties, because the idea of a group of people singing and looking at me while I'm blowing out candles gives me hives.
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Brit Marling Sayings: You know, I can't imagine 9 to 5 writing. That takes some stamina. You know, I can't imagine 9 to 5 writing. That takes some stamina.
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Brit Marling Sayings: One of my favorite stories growing up was 'A Wrinkle in Time'. I loved that One of my favorite stories growing up was 'A Wrinkle in Time'. I loved that book.
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Brit Marling Sayings: We're always just telling stories, and stories are always just approximations of the truth. It's We're always just telling stories, and stories are always just approximations of the truth. It's never the truth exactly.
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Brit Marling Sayings: When I'm sitting writing, I know that something works if I've made myself cry, or When I'm sitting writing, I know that something works if I've made myself cry, or laugh, or have a visceral emotion.
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Brit Marling Sayings: Life is beautiful because it doesn't last. Life is beautiful because it doesn't last.
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Brit Marling Sayings: Having spent a lot of time trying to figure out screenwriting, I do feel moved Having spent a lot of time trying to figure out screenwriting, I do feel moved and I want to try to write good roles for women of every age.
Brit Marling Sayings: When you come out to L.A. to make movies or to do this kind of When you come out to L.A. to make movies or to do this kind of work, everybody is coming out on their own and you leave your tribe behind. Then, it's a question of, that was your tribe by blood, and now, what is the tribe that you're making by choice or by what you think is important? I think we were having that experience, so somehow the cult world seemed really compelling.
Brit Marling Sayings: As an actor, you have an accumulated knowledge base. But there's also something about it As an actor, you have an accumulated knowledge base. But there's also something about it that every time you really feel like you're doing it for the first time; you have no idea whether you're capable of it.
Brit Marling Sayings: I feel like success to me is about feeling like I have done something in I feel like success to me is about feeling like I have done something in storytelling, where I've gotten close to articulating something intangible that I'm feeling, and I think I get closer every time, but I don't know that I've done that yet.
Brit Marling Sayings: I learned from my parents the idea that, if you are devoted enough and you I learned from my parents the idea that, if you are devoted enough and you want to study something enough, you can really teach yourself anything.
Brit Marling Sayings: When I go into a pitch room and I'm pitching something with a writing partner, When I go into a pitch room and I'm pitching something with a writing partner, everybody tends to look at the guy, even if I'm doing a lot of the talking.
Brit Marling Sayings: I totally love my job, and I wake up every day basically thinking about how I totally love my job, and I wake up every day basically thinking about how can I do my job better. It never feels like a job. It's hard, and it's exhausting sometimes, but it never feels like - I would do this even if they didn't pay me to do it. That's a pretty amazing feeling.
Brit Marling Sayings: I never want to repeat the same thing. I always want it to be different I never want to repeat the same thing. I always want it to be different from what I've done, and to be not quite sure whether or not I can pull it off, until I hopefully do.
Brit Marling Sayings: A whole film is just about arriving at a moment where you hopefully transfer some A whole film is just about arriving at a moment where you hopefully transfer some feeling to the audience.
Brit Marling Sayings: The most intoxicating thing about being an actor is to surrender to a story that The most intoxicating thing about being an actor is to surrender to a story that you never would have come up with.
Brit Marling Sayings: Nothing seemed as scary as waking up at 40 and realizing that I had not Nothing seemed as scary as waking up at 40 and realizing that I had not lived a very courageous life.
Brit Marling Sayings: Human beings are flawed and complicated and messy. Human beings are flawed and complicated and messy.
Brit Marling Sayings: One of the great pleasures of acting is surrendering to someone else's point of view One of the great pleasures of acting is surrendering to someone else's point of view of the world - living inside a character and a story that never would have come out of your mind or heart.
Brit Marling Sayings: Modern life has gotten so strange, we all get 150 emails and text messages a Modern life has gotten so strange, we all get 150 emails and text messages a day, and it's hard when things are moving that quickly to keep that sense of wonder about being alive.
Brit Marling Sayings: So at some point you realize that your life is not just going to start So at some point you realize that your life is not just going to start one day in the future, that you're living it.
Brit Marling Sayings: I think sometimes big budget means explosions! CGI! CGI, the possibilities are so limitless that I think sometimes big budget means explosions! CGI! CGI, the possibilities are so limitless that it begins to be impractical.
Brit Marling Sayings: I think you get to see, through the different cult members, why people are attracted I think you get to see, through the different cult members, why people are attracted to a group like this. Everyone is there for a different reason and from a different background. That was part of what was interesting for us, in researching cults and exploring it. A lot of this happens in California.
Brit Marling Sayings: When I was a kid and going to the movies I was overwhelmed by the When I was a kid and going to the movies I was overwhelmed by the way women were always second-class citizens in the film.
Brit Marling Sayings: So much of the world is being brought up on these stories that Hollywood is So much of the world is being brought up on these stories that Hollywood is coming up with and exporting all over. They have so much power and influence, so it's really important that they represent women properly.
Brit Marling Sayings: I think what's so attractive about acting is that you get to live several lifetimes I think what's so attractive about acting is that you get to live several lifetimes in one.
Brit Marling Sayings: A lot of people think, 'I'll give acting or poetry or filmmaking a try. And A lot of people think, 'I'll give acting or poetry or filmmaking a try. And if it doesn't work out I'll go get a law degree, do something else that's more practical.' For me I went the reverse way. I lived the back-up plan.
Brit Marling Sayings: The only thing that's important is that every day I'm waking and doing something that The only thing that's important is that every day I'm waking and doing something that I really love to do.
Brit Marling Sayings: Here's the thing that I think about life - if you manage to get into Here's the thing that I think about life - if you manage to get into a space where you don't need that much, where the overhead of your life is not that great and you're pretty happy and relaxed without that much stuff, you are really liberated because you never have to say yes to something because you want another refrigerator or car!
Brit Marling Sayings: That's the funny thing about cinema, it is an intellectual medium, but it's also sort That's the funny thing about cinema, it is an intellectual medium, but it's also sort of anti-intellectual.
Brit Marling Sayings: I used to be able to sit in a chair and for four hours straight I used to be able to sit in a chair and for four hours straight in a very focused meditative way be in my own world without ay interruption. And now it's like your brain is getting so trained to check your phone, and there is like a dopamine release every time you get a text whether it's a good or a bad one. I'm really worried about what it's doing to our minds.
Brit Marling Sayings: I think we're always looking for an excuse to connect. I think we're always looking for an excuse to connect.
Brit Marling Sayings: Science fiction has a way of letting you talk about where we are in the Science fiction has a way of letting you talk about where we are in the world and letting you be a bit of a pop philosopher without being didactic.
Brit Marling Sayings: Any man worth his salt loves a feminist. Only men who are afraid of the Any man worth his salt loves a feminist. Only men who are afraid of the feminine in themselves are afraid of women.
Brit Marling Sayings: There are so many filmmakers who are so talented, and actors and writers who work There are so many filmmakers who are so talented, and actors and writers who work so hard, and it's really hard to let your work enter the world.
Brit Marling Sayings: We put limitations on the way that we think about things, on ourselves, think about We put limitations on the way that we think about things, on ourselves, think about all the boxes we live in, male or female, you're this age, that age, this is your job, this is not your job, everything is about getting boxed in.
Brit Marling Sayings: I think movies do change people's hearts. I think movies do change people's hearts.
Brit Marling Sayings: I think one thing for sure that you learn the more films that you make I think one thing for sure that you learn the more films that you make is how important it is to choose your collaborators.
Brit Marling Sayings: I always feel like the editing room is like coming into the kitchen. What kind I always feel like the editing room is like coming into the kitchen. What kind of a meal do you make from there? It can be anything.
Brit Marling Sayings: I'd love to do anything that is outside of my comfort zone, that I've never I'd love to do anything that is outside of my comfort zone, that I've never done before. Whenever I think about something that I want to take on, I like it if it makes me a bit nervous, or makes me feel like I don't know exactly that I can pull it off.
Brit Marling Sayings: Writing so that I can act became a way of having not more control over Writing so that I can act became a way of having not more control over my future but not having to wait for permission. You can choose yourself. Hmm, who should play this part? I nominate me!
Brit Marling Sayings: So writing became a way to get to act in things that I thought were So writing became a way to get to act in things that I thought were meaningful, and hopefully write stronger roles for other women.
Brit Marling Sayings: Being a waitress can be a very brutal job sometimes, and I remember during the Being a waitress can be a very brutal job sometimes, and I remember during the training, the person said to me, "The redder the lips, the better the tips," and that was like the only advice she gave me.
Brit Marling Sayings: Maybe the best definition of what a great partnership or great love is when people Maybe the best definition of what a great partnership or great love is when people make each other grow in a better direction than they would have grown on their own.
Brit Marling Sayings: I've found myself at one in the morning just sitting at my desk spending an I've found myself at one in the morning just sitting at my desk spending an hour returning emails from the day until like two in the morning. It's ridiculous, I should be sleeping, or dreaming, or reading a novel.
Brit Marling Sayings: Living in Cuba made me unafraid of whatever could happen to me. Living in Cuba made me unafraid of whatever could happen to me.
Brit Marling Sayings: Then in college, besides economics, I also majored in studio art and got involved in Then in college, besides economics, I also majored in studio art and got involved in photography and making short films and acting. But I didn't know you could make a living that way.
Brit Marling Sayings: It seems to be this hot-bed for these ideas and bringing these groups together. You It seems to be this hot-bed for these ideas and bringing these groups together. You find that the one thing that everybody has in common, whether they're a teenager who has run away from his parents, or a divorcee who lost her husband, is that they all have in common this feeling of searching for a meaning in their lives.
Brit Marling Sayings: But, it has something to do with having belief in a human future and what But, it has something to do with having belief in a human future and what that human future is. What is the future of humanity? How does this whole experiment not self-destruct with the environment and everything else going on?
Brit Marling Sayings: My brain doesn't work very well, in terms of mathematics. I'm not one of those My brain doesn't work very well, in terms of mathematics. I'm not one of those people who can just spout off numbers for things, if numbers are thrown at me.
Brit Marling Sayings: Once you play with these scenes and you're outlining it, again and again, and telling Once you play with these scenes and you're outlining it, again and again, and telling each other the narrative, and telling it to people you know, trying to make sure that the mathematics of the story work, you feel that those are in place, and the actual writing and final draft doesn't take as long.