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Quotations From PAUL SCHRADER


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  • Idon't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention. I believe that someone should become a person, like other people.
    Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver (1976).

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  • You talkin' to me? Youtalkin' tome? You talkin' tome? Then who the hell else you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here.
    Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver (1976).
  • All the animals come out at night.
    Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver, of New York (1976).

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  • Now I see it clearly. My whole life has pointed in one direction. I see that now. There never has been any choice for me.
    Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver, before he attempts to assassinate a presidential candidate (1976).

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  • I could be just a writer very easily. I am not a writer. I am a screenwriter, which is half a filmmaker.... But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art.
    Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. director, screenwriter. Quoted in Ian Hamilton, Writers in Hollywood 1915-1951, preface (1990).

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  • Hey, Ray. I never went down, Ray. You never got me down, Ray. You hear me?
    Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, Mardik Martin, and Martin Scorsese. Jake La—otta (Robert DeNiro), Raging Bull, after losing a decision to Sugar Ray Robinson (1980).
  • Ihad black coffee and apple pie with a slice of melted yellow cheese. I think that was a good selection. Betsy had coffee and a fruit salad dish. She could have had anything she wanted.
    Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver (1976).

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