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22 quotations by Terry Gilliam

QuoteWe took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus. I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group. I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm, and in it went.Quote

QuoteWe did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors. After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to, which was making movies.Quote

QuoteThey make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing.Quote

QuoteThere I was back in American television with all of the restrictions. I managed to finish my contracted animation, but it was radio animation.Quote

QuoteThere are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things.Quote

QuoteThe musical, Hair, was at the time very smart because it got to that basic element of this dividing line in society... which was hair.Quote

QuoteThe character Heath plays is the dreamer, the scholar, the one who's dragged along reluctantly and who then finds this truly enchanted world.Quote

QuotePeople used to think we just faked all that stuff... it was all written, rehearsed. The fact that it looks as cobbled together as it does is just that we weren't very good.Quote

QuoteLiterally overnight, I became an animator... and one that was well-known.Quote

QuoteIt's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it, but adults have more trouble. This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.Quote

QuoteIt's 85 million dollars and they got to be really careful because they are going to need me.Quote

QuoteIt was like a nightmare working with these guys. Here's how I get through this film: the Weinsteins don't exist. I didn't speak to them.Quote

QuoteIn New York, we used to go outside film studios and get reels of blank film, and we used to draw on them, do flipper books, that sort of thing.Quote

QuoteIn advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client. It was the only time I really worked in a proper office, and I didn't like it-simple as that.Quote

QuoteI was getting frustrated with America. It's interesting how as simple a thing as, like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days.Quote

QuoteI was doing political cartoons and getting angry to the point where I felt I was going to have to start making and throwing bombs. I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker.Quote

QuoteI was always keen to shock people and shake them up; Eric was a little bit more traditionally motivated in really being just funny all the time.Quote

QuoteI got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand.Quote

QuoteHyperbole is something I'd better avoid.Quote

QuoteAt the first screening, there were a lot of areas that we went around and around about. Then we had our second screening. It played better. It's almost a reasonable length film now!Quote

QuoteAnd Now For Something Completely Different was supposed to be our entree into America. It failed in America but was a big success in England.Quote

QuoteActually, I began to think that maybe there is a god, after all. Or maybe it's a different one. The old one got fired.Quote