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Mohsen Makhmalbaf Quotes

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I myself had to grow a longer beard and Afghan clothes.
I was in danger of being kidnapped by smugglers,
though I didn't know it at the time.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

From 7 in the morning to 11 at night,
I was reading.
I don't think one can find any other time in one's
life to be left alone so much to read in peace like that.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

But also, there are no films being made about Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I wanted to be left alone to live my life,
so it was very easy for people to pretend that they were me.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf


 

In Afghanistan, this is the problem,
because everybody holds a piece of that mirror,
and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture.
Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf


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If I make two films in a year, they'll be different.
This is my style - I can't have just one way.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

There's an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Usually people like to categorise artists.
With my films, I categorise people: if I know which
one of my movies you like,
I can tell which kind of a person you are.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The style depends on the subject.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The Buddhas had to be destroyed by the Taliban to get
the world thinking about Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Because there is so little room for expression otherwise,
a lot of people love cinema because they find it a
way of expressing themselves.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I'm not playing myself.
It's a symbolic situation, where I want to introduce
a fascist behind the table.
I couldn't have had anybody else do that;
for it to be successful,
I had to do it myself.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The question in their minds was, why did the outside world,
and particularly the Western world, produce all these landmines,
and send them to Afghanistan? This business must be stopped.
It's a dirty business to produce such a horrible device.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I've heard about brothers making films,
but I've never heard about whole families making films like this.
We didn't intend to do it; it wasn't something that we planned -
it just gradually happened.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

A problem was the lack of cooperation of the Afghan community itself.
The women, though living in Iran, were under cover
and not willing to participate in the film,
and none of the ethnic groups were willing to work together or be together.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

From my films, you can at least learn about Iran,
you can get a sense of the history and the society.
But no such films have been made about Afghanistan,
so you really can't know much about it.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In many ways, it is very real, because I sat there for 9 days,
and it was constantly happening, and that was the 9 days of making the film.
But you can't say that it's 100% true,
because there are places where I've been intrusive and interfered.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

When we began filming, these people had legs,
but as we were filming, they had been injured and they
were brought to the hospital to have their legs amputated,
and that's where we found them and asked them to come and be part of the film.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Do you know that every day, 10 people in Afghanistan
are injured by landmines? It will continue for the next 50 years,
because the country has the largest number of landmines in the world.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets,
said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God.
It fell, and broke into pieces.
Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it
and thought they had the truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Five years ago, Samira did not want to continue in
the regular school system in Iran.
To help her with her education, I set up a home school.
It wasn't just for my family, it was open to other friends.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

When I came out, and for many years afterwards,
it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read,
like an obsession.
I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them.
It took me a while to change that habit.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

I am what I am.
- Village People

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love myself as I truly am - and live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
I forgive myself for judging me guilty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have unbounded compassion for myself
at all times and under all circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive myself for all my angers, resentments, and jealousies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Affirmation:
I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?"
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I will be gentle with myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love, without condition, myself,
all those around me,
and all those in my thoughts,
this day and evermore. Amen
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate and markets
and roadways and others, I do control myself
and my response to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

When I Honor myself,
I am confident of my being,
and I am gentle with myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
- Hillary Clinton

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to
do it is another question altogether.
- Johnny Vegas

I unconditionally forgive myself for everything
that I have ever done, said, or thought
that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

I grant myself the Honor of being ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to see in myself the face of god.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am at Peace with myself,
my family, my community, and the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love myself as I truly am.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone - especially myself.
I forgive for my own sake,
that I may transmute my resentments into Unconditional Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That's my only goal.
Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone
has a good time and works hard.
- Joe Rogan

I forgive myself completely for having created stories of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Today is my day to see myself as the face of god:
my mind sparks, and my soul sparkles;
my peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life;
I am a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -
you see, I have friends in both places.
- Mark Twain


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