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Matthew Modine Quotes

I hope you find these Matthew Modine Quotes inspiring and motivational.

My father taught me to paint when I was young with
watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the
essential elements of the value of light and composition.
- Matthew Modine

Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges.
They used the same actors over and over again.
- Matthew Modine

I never set out to be rich and famous.
I wanted to follow my own path.
- Matthew Modine

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet.
It's not sympathetic the way that film is.
- Matthew Modine


 

The experience of using a Rolleiflex camera is very
different than using a SLR.
- Matthew Modine

I bought all the stuff, but nothing was as satisfying
to me as using the Rolleiflex because it was one shot.
- Matthew Modine

Photography is about light and what it does and how
it is captured on a piece of negative.
- Matthew Modine


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I've worked with Robert Altman a couple of times too.
- Matthew Modine

I always thought that it was kind of silly that a baseball
card could be worth so much money.
- Matthew Modine

So the thing that's beautiful about the Rolleiflex
is that I open the camera up from the top and put my
face in and that the camera's all about composition and all about light.
- Matthew Modine

Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from
the ugliness that all people are capable of.
- Matthew Modine

Everything is so convenient in New York.
- Matthew Modine

You hope and pray that you'll get involved with a director
that you understand and who has the same sensibility
as you do and knows how to push you and bring out the best in you.
- Matthew Modine

They don't have the news media set up in Africa that
we do in the United States,
where televisions are so accessible and newspapers
and magazines are able to educate people.
- Matthew Modine

It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime -
to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes.
I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I
would be able to play with them.
- Matthew Modine

We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well -
to be a great father,
to be a good husband, to be a good lover,
you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
- Matthew Modine

If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of
somebody who creates a new language in film by what
he was able to accomplish with art direction,
photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.
- Matthew Modine

There's a discipline.
When you take someone's portrait, you don't have to take 50 photographs,
just find that one so that when you release the shutter,
that's the image that you took.
- Matthew Modine

For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral -
there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography.
Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.
- Matthew Modine

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford


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