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Renny Harlin Quotes

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In Finland, getting a university degree is the first
thing that you expect your kids to do.
- Renny Harlin

I became a real Shell Motor Oil expert,
and I did this 25-minute film.
It turned out really well and, as a result,
they offered me more work and lots of commercials to direct.
- Renny Harlin

I went out to some advertising agencies and asked if I could do anything.
- Renny Harlin

I loved movies and went to see every movie I could in Finland.
- Renny Harlin


 

I decided that, somehow, I had to get out of there and go to Hollywood.
I had never been to America.
- Renny Harlin

I did some film reviews for small papers in Finland
and things like that to be able to keep living here.
- Renny Harlin

I loved cutting together simple commercials about margarine or soft drinks -
all kinds of silly products -
but I tried to make the commercials different.
- Renny Harlin


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This was in '79.
I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a
lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films,
but nobody really doing anything.
- Renny Harlin

At that point, the movie was called Wild Force.
Everything fell apart, eventually - our financing completely fell apart -
and we were never able to make that film.
- Renny Harlin

Ford Fairlane was one of those movies that was so much
fun to make that it was bound not to be a big hit.
- Renny Harlin

You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are,
and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism
and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do.
- Renny Harlin

Actually, it was first a movie called Gale Force,
which was a hurricane movie.
That script never came together, and then the same
deal was replaced with Cliffhanger.
- Renny Harlin

I learned a lot about how to shoot and how to put together sequences.
- Renny Harlin

I was making films when I was about 12 years old -
Super-8 films.
- Renny Harlin

What I learned most was how to tell a story in 15 seconds
or 30 seconds or 60 seconds -
to have some kind of goal of what to try to do and
make it happen in that time.
- Renny Harlin

It proved to be pretty impossible to get funds for
a feature film in Finland.
It's still small, but the film industry was miniscule
at that point in the early '80s.
- Renny Harlin

Several times we were stranded in strange places without
any money and with our credit cards cancelled -
trapped in a hotel that we couldn't check out of because
we had no money to check out.
- Renny Harlin

A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there,
and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money.
They were sent back to me, and they said that they
were too commercial for them.
- Renny Harlin

Eventually I did that, but it took a lot of twists and turns,
and there were a year or two there where I was living with no money at all -
no home,
no car, no nothing.
I was living in somebody's garage in Los Angeles at that point -
for a year.
- Renny Harlin

I've continued to always keep in mind having a healthy
does of that in Hollywood,
now that I am part of the system and obviously have
to follow the way the system works -
you still have to have that crazy determination.
- Renny Harlin

Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars -
with American actors that was shot in English -
that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American.
- Renny Harlin

My very, very first professional job was when I was 19 years old -
I got a job doing an educational industrial film on
Shell Motor Oil's oil products.
I really put my heart into it - I wrote a script for it,
I did a lot of research.
- Renny Harlin

I think the reason why we were able to actually get
it made was that we were so extremely naive -
we had no experience at all here.
We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent.
We didn't even have a lawyer.
We didn't know one soul.
- Renny Harlin

There were a lot of people dreaming about making films,
and they would finance maybe 6 films a year.
Because they were funded by the government,
the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues -
and,
as a result, nobody went to see those films.
- Renny Harlin

You want to do something that shows some type individuality
and talent and imagination -
at the same time,
you want to be truthful to the predecessors,
because obviously the audience liked something about
them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent.
- Renny Harlin

In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men.
We do not regard ourselves according to sex.
- Harri Holkeri

Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland
where the sun never sets in the summer and there is
nothing to do outside in the winter,
so we are very productive!
- Trip Hawkins

When I was a kid, I remember playing hockey outside and whenever you did,
you thought about playing for Finland vs.
Sweden.
That's just the way it was.
- Teemu Selanne

The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning -
in common with their male counterparts -
are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.
- Tarja Halonen

He saved the production a tremendous amount.
Now they did the scene where Omar is on the horse and he's in the deep snow,
they went to Finland to do that.
That scene they went to Finland for a week.
I wasn't around then.
- Rod Steiger

Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago,
just like in Ireland.
If you look at the history of newly independent nations,
civil war is almost every time present,
even in the United States.
- Harri Holkeri

In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war.
The wounds were visible when I was a boy,
but my generation went into the Second World War and
it united the Finnish nation,
so I do not see any more wounds.
- Harri Holkeri

The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted.
Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it.
It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden.
- Harri Holkeri

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

All men are equal before fish.
- Herbert Hoover

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
- Felix Frankfurter

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

The assertion that "all men are created equal"
was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain
and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
- Abraham Lincoln

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle,
that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable;
that the minority possess their equal rights,
which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
- Thomas Jefferson

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves
who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will
within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
I do not add "within the limits of the law"
because law is often but the tyrant's will,
and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
- Thomas Jefferson

The greatest challenge ...
is not the exploring of the mysteries of the outer space,
but the developing of the millions of God's forgotten children,
the developing peoples of the world,
so they can become our equal
and full partners to build a better world -
a world of freedom and brotherhood.
- Jimmy Yen

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

The Palestinian must stop throwing stones,
and the Israelis must stop firing rockets.
And in the view of the Sharm el-Sheikh summit,
rockets are equal to stones.
- Hassan Nasrallah

There are whole precincts of voters in this country
whose united intelligence does not equal that of one
representative American woman.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

One says also, it is one of the most faithful men in Hollywood,
and makes again more interesting it equal.
- Michelle Hunziker

Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly,
and we shall add to our number those who will turn
the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.
- Lucy Stone

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men and women are created equal.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions,
as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or
contradictory sets of desires.
- Robert Collier

We are all equal on this floor, and a senator must keep his word.
- Mike Mansfield

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind,
and there is no happiness equal to contentment;
there is no disease like covetousness,
and no virtue like mercy.
- Chanakya

Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population
back then in Sioux Falls,
would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank.
- Bill Janklow

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere


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