M. Night Shyamalan Famous Quotes & Sayings

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85 M. Night Shyamalan Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I always thought I was going to be the film guy until I died. I always thought I was going to be the film guy until I died.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: That's something we should be taught as kids: To be okay with ourselves. That's something we should be taught as kids: To be okay with ourselves.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: 'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. 'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Anime is intended to have ambiguous features. That's part of the art form. Anime is intended to have ambiguous features. That's part of the art form.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: There's no staying where you were. If you're not doing anything, your skills and point There's no staying where you were. If you're not doing anything, your skills and point of view are atrophying.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: You don't have your film finished when you have your director's cut finished. It's just You don't have your film finished when you have your director's cut finished. It's just a bunch of green screen.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: A TV show where all of the characters are trying to figure out what's going A TV show where all of the characters are trying to figure out what's going on, and the suspense of that, fits my [voice] really well. You feel their frustration, anger and fear, and then, when the reveal happens, their sense of dread or horror, or whatever it is, and I like to paint with those colors.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: You're never the same. You're degrading, or you're getting better. You don't stay the same. You're never the same. You're degrading, or you're getting better. You don't stay the same.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Sometimes we do not do things that we wish to do, so others will not Sometimes we do not do things that we wish to do, so others will not know that we wish to do them.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Always in life bad times will lead to great times. Always in life bad times will lead to great times.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: You don't get to celebrate yourself unless you risk being mocked or rejected. As an You don't get to celebrate yourself unless you risk being mocked or rejected. As an artist, you cannot play it safe. You just can't.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: The thing that's protected me creatively is that the movies have made profits. The thing that's protected me creatively is that the movies have made profits.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: You're saying, "I'm gonna do this thing," and you have to be aware, as a You're saying, "I'm gonna do this thing," and you have to be aware, as a rational human being, that you may not be allowed back in.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I try to take B genre movies and treat them as if they're A dramas. I try to take B genre movies and treat them as if they're A dramas. Get the cinematographers, get the actors to do an A drama, but it just happens to be about aliens or ghosts or crazy people, or killers, or whatever it is.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: The whole world makes comic book movies now. The whole world makes comic book movies now.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water? There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: 'The Exorcist' is the scariest movie ever made. It just felt dead-on real, like you 'The Exorcist' is the scariest movie ever made. It just felt dead-on real, like you were watching the existence of the devil.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I'm from that world where I feel so comfortable making small independent movies. I'm from that world where I feel so comfortable making small independent movies.
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M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I think I take what you might call a B-movie story, deal with B-movie subjects, I think I take what you might call a B-movie story, deal with B-movie subjects, and I treat it as if it's an A-movie in terms of my approach, my crew, my actors, my ethics and so on. I guess that's my trademark or one of them, anyway!
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Filmmakers have to find the right materials to match their [voice]. Filmmakers have to find the right materials to match their [voice].
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I storyboard every shot of my thrillers in general. I draw them out and do I storyboard every shot of my thrillers in general. I draw them out and do them.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: For instance, 'The Sixth Sense' had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it For instance, 'The Sixth Sense' had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: You don't want to watch classics with me 'cause I'm constantly writing notes. You don't want to watch classics with me 'cause I'm constantly writing notes.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: There is no one looking out for us. We are all alone. There is no one looking out for us. We are all alone.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: People break down into two groups when the experience something lucky. Group number one sees People break down into two groups when the experience something lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: The combination of the CGI, 3-D, and sound effects, it's just impossible to separate them. The combination of the CGI, 3-D, and sound effects, it's just impossible to separate them. It gives you a more immersive experience, and I prefer that.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: The beauty is that we can blur film and TV a little bit more. The beauty is that we can blur film and TV a little bit more.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: When you find your voice, your life takes on grace. When you find your voice, your life takes on grace.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: The muscles that writers need for film are very different from TV muscles. Now, when The muscles that writers need for film are very different from TV muscles. Now, when I hire the writers and put the writers' room together, I know where their muscles need to be.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: There are a lot of things I can take, and a few that I can't. There are a lot of things I can take, and a few that I can't. What I can't take is when my older brother, who's everything that I want to be, starts losing faith in things. I saw that look in your eyes last night. I don't ever want to see that look in your eyes again.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: My biggest fear in life is to be average. My biggest fear in life is to be average.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I had a desire to do TV and wanted to get in, in the right I had a desire to do TV and wanted to get in, in the right way, knowing that I was going to learn a lot, along the way.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I consider myself an independent filmmaker. I consider myself an independent filmmaker.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: When you say 'fear of the unknown', that is the definition of fear; fear is When you say 'fear of the unknown', that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it's genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we're not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Sometimes people can write really great scenes and even a great episode, but they can't Sometimes people can write really great scenes and even a great episode, but they can't see the bigger picture.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: My normal cycle for movies is eighteen months and each part is separate. My normal cycle for movies is eighteen months and each part is separate.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: My secret to all casting, and specifically kids, is cast good human beings. My secret to all casting, and specifically kids, is cast good human beings.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Over the course of history, the people who are not scared go into the woods Over the course of history, the people who are not scared go into the woods and are mauled by a bear, are not going to survive.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Movie making is not like other art forms, like painting, or writing a novel, because Movie making is not like other art forms, like painting, or writing a novel, because that can be digested or interpreted ... It takes two years to make each one of these, and it's always judged on money.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: This is the problem with being Indian. It's hard to be one of the family This is the problem with being Indian. It's hard to be one of the family members. Everybody is white usually [in the movie].
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Great actors come with depth about how their character sees the world, and they completely Great actors come with depth about how their character sees the world, and they completely defend it. They could defend it in a court of law, down to the reason the patient deserved this.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: My philosophy is to make movies with the biggest possible budget that will allow it My philosophy is to make movies with the biggest possible budget that will allow it to be made in an independent fashion.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I'm super confident about creative stuff, and I'm really not confident about human interactions stuff. I'm super confident about creative stuff, and I'm really not confident about human interactions stuff.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Basically, when I'm writing something, I think about what is the subject of the piece. Basically, when I'm writing something, I think about what is the subject of the piece. The subject of the piece is our fear of getting old, which is a variation on our fear of dying.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: As a child, I probably knew phrases that other children didn't known, like "pitocin drip" As a child, I probably knew phrases that other children didn't known, like "pitocin drip" or "myocardial infarction." Some kind of knowledge was always in the air. My parents would always talk about science at the dinner table, saying something about this patient or some other patient. So I guess for a nanosecond in early high school, I thought about going into medicine.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I love my stories being multi-layered, and coming at it from different angles, so that I love my stories being multi-layered, and coming at it from different angles, so that you don't understand the film's true emotional motivation until the very end.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: If ever I was feeling down I would go and write something. It's a form If ever I was feeling down I would go and write something. It's a form of escape.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: The beauty of the world of Unbreakable is that you're playing it for reality. It The beauty of the world of Unbreakable is that you're playing it for reality. It should never feel like a comic book movie. It feels like a straight-up drama. It's real. You're confronting the possibility that comic book characters were based on people that were real.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I love stage actors. The pool of world class actors that have done theater [is I love stage actors. The pool of world class actors that have done theater [is big], there's a higher opportunity of grabbing somebody from that pool.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I wouldn't describe myself as a do-gooder. That's really more my wife. I'm kind of I wouldn't describe myself as a do-gooder. That's really more my wife. I'm kind of just the obsessed guy who's been writing and making movies since I was a little kid, just in a room and make it.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I feel most akin as an artist, in my life and my career, to Agatha I feel most akin as an artist, in my life and my career, to Agatha Christie.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: My directing style is long takes. The longer take I can do, the more I My directing style is long takes. The longer take I can do, the more I can think of not doing it in cuts, the better.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I offer originality: you don't know what my films are like until you go to I offer originality: you don't know what my films are like until you go to them. I think that's the reason I've been getting all this attention.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I have a naive outlook on life. That's who I am. I have a naive outlook on life. That's who I am.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Are you in my dream too? Are you in my dream too?
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I grew up watching Steven Spielberg and scary movies. I grew up watching Steven Spielberg and scary movies.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I want to make a bunch of small movies. I'm really interested in that for I want to make a bunch of small movies. I'm really interested in that for me in the future.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I don't want to pretend I'm any cooler or smarter than I am. I don't want to pretend I'm any cooler or smarter than I am.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: One of the reasons I really love low budget filmmaking is you don't have to One of the reasons I really love low budget filmmaking is you don't have to think about that as much. You can have more fun and be more playful and be freer creatively.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I'm so consistent that my director's cuts are usually 20-25 minutes longer than the released I'm so consistent that my director's cuts are usually 20-25 minutes longer than the released version of the movies.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: There are scenes that were right on the edge, but I always try to err There are scenes that were right on the edge, but I always try to err on non-indulgence. It's something that I'm very careful about, that I'm just leaning too hard into something.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I've been asked to direct pilots for a lot of shows. I've been asked to direct pilots for a lot of shows.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I've never had an issue with studios. I believe in them as true creative partners I've never had an issue with studios. I believe in them as true creative partners in the process.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I love The Killing, I love Homeland and Mad Men, all those shows that lean I love The Killing, I love Homeland and Mad Men, all those shows that lean into the tone of things.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Being insecure - I'm a master, a virtuoso - they can be handing me the Being insecure - I'm a master, a virtuoso - they can be handing me the keys to the kingdom and all I can think is, I hope I don't drop the key.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: So 'The Last Airbender' 's philosophy and culture feels like a beautiful idea to me: So 'The Last Airbender' 's philosophy and culture feels like a beautiful idea to me: That we inherently have connections to the elements and what they teach us, and to each other.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Most of the time, I don't watch classics with anybody. I have to be by Most of the time, I don't watch classics with anybody. I have to be by myself. That's my classroom.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: If I'm hesitant at all about an idea, then that's not the right idea. If I'm hesitant at all about an idea, then that's not the right idea.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: My grandparents were classic Indian grandparents. My grandmother would put so much powder on her My grandparents were classic Indian grandparents. My grandmother would put so much powder on her face that it was like a Kabuki play and she'd come down the stairs. I was like 8 or 9 years old. My grandfather apparently had no teeth because he would take out his teeth and put them in a glass, and then he would try to scare me with it. I started to try to scare them when I was a little older.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I don't like to chase an audience. You can smell when someone is chasing an I don't like to chase an audience. You can smell when someone is chasing an audience and it's not good.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Each of the actors need to have their justification for saying something awful. You want Each of the actors need to have their justification for saying something awful. You want everyone to have a positive and negative thing. Even a positive thing needs to have darkness in it. It needs to have depth.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Is it possible that there are no coincidences? Is it possible that there are no coincidences?
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23, and that The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23, and that was the greatest thing that could have happened.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Saw # Birdman . Such singular, audacious filmmaking. Can't stop thinking about the ending. Saw # Birdman . Such singular, audacious filmmaking. Can't stop thinking about the ending.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: If I had a big brother who was a year older than me or something, If I had a big brother who was a year older than me or something, I probably wouldn't have ended up being a filmmaker.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: Giving should be a part of your routine, just like working out, eating, and sleeping. Giving should be a part of your routine, just like working out, eating, and sleeping.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I find it very eerie when somebody is being really polite. I find it very eerie when somebody is being really polite.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I have worked hard and learnt that I have to make a decision - whether I have worked hard and learnt that I have to make a decision - whether I am going to conform and protect myself or not. I chose not to.
M. Night Shyamalan Sayings: I'm a big believer in our connection to nature. I'm a big believer in our connection to nature.