The best Quotes by John Williams

The best Quotes by John Williams

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career that has spanned seven decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable and critically acclaimed film scores in cinema history.

At the moment I'm working on "Indiana Jones 5", which Harrison Ford - who's quite a bit younger than I am - has announced will be his last film. So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.
Juni 2022
So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.
Music is there for everybody. It's a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it.
To continue to work, to continue to love what you do, is certainly a contributing element to one's longevity and health.
Composing music is hard work.
I let it go. I have not looked at the "Star Wars" films, and that's absolutely true.
You never write a theme for a movie thinking, "This will live forever."
When you think about Boston, Harvard and M.I.T. are the brains of the city, and its soul might be Faneuil Hall or the State House or the Old Church. But I think the pulsing, pounding heart of Boston is Fenway Park.
A man may live like a fool for a year, and become wise in a day.

Quotes about John Williams

Without John Williams, bikes don't really fly, nor do brooms in Quidditch matches, nor do men in red capes. There is no Force, dinosaurs do not walk the Earth, we do not wonder, we do not weep, we do not believe.
Steven Spielberg - August 2016

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I've come to believe it's not so much what you believe, it's how hard you believe it.
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Indy: "Those days have come and gone."
Sallah: "Perhaps. Perhaps not."
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Dr. Henry Jones: "It tells me that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of burning them!"
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Dr. Henry Jones: "I didn't know you can fly a plane!"
Indiana Jones: "Fly? Yes. Land? No!"
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Archaeology is the search for fact... not truth. If it's truth you're looking for, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall.
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Marion Ravenwood: "There must have been plenty of women for you over the years."
Indiana Jones: "Yeah. There were a few, but they all had the same problem."
Marion Ravenwood: "Yeah? What's that?"
Indiana Jones: "They weren't you, honey."
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You want to be a good archaeologist, you've got to get out of the library!
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Indiana Jones: "We're in trouble!"
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Indiana Jones: "It's a long story. Better hurry up or you won't get to hear it."
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Nature doesn't need people - people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
I want to go back to the Pantanal in Brazil. I've never been to sub-Saharan Africa. I'd like to take my Caravan over there and do a flying safari. I've never flown to Alaska.
I am Irish as a person, but I feel Jewish as an actor.
We're all interconnected. For example, a simple lack of fresh water can lead to population dislocation, which can lead to political radicalization, which can lead to great pressure on the states that receive refugees because of a migrating population.
Bikes and planes aren't about going fast or having fun; they're toys, but serious ones.
See, if the bullets don't work, right, why the punching? I just never understood that.
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Jimmy Olsen: "There's Mr. Kent. Bet he wishes he'd been around when it all happened."
Lois Lane: "Clark, he's never around when Superman appears."
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I'm from Kansas. It's about as American as you can get.
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Do good to others and every man can be a Superman.
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Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul I swear... until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share... I'll never stop fighting. Ever.
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As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
I don´t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I´m dreaming for living
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I'm sorry, but I'm not going to watch The Clone Wars TV series, until I've seen The Clone Wars movie. I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended.
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Star Wars hasn't changed my life at all.
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To quote every Star Wars movie ever made, "I've got a bad feeling about this."
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We're racing toward the extinction of our species. We not only lack dominion over nature, we're subordinate to it.
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The world has just changed so radically, and we're all running to catch up.
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Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions.
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E.T. phone home.
I can't feel anything anymore. You've gone someplace else now. I'll believe in you all my life, every day. E.T., I love you.
Gertie: "I just wanted to say goodbye."
Michael: "He doesn't know 'goodbye'."
E.T.: "Be good."
No one has ever been delighted to be in Boston in December. December? What are you excited about? "Oh, I love chapped lips and getting thrown up on by Patriots fans, how peachy."
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Welcome to Boston, where the weather is made up and the seasons don't matter.
Do you know the oldest lie in America, Senator? It's that power can be innocent.
The truth is meaningless. The people of Earth believe I am their savior. They needed a human hero, and I fulfill that need. Nothing will ever change their minds. Facts are irrelevant. All that matters is spin. People are so stupid, they don't even read. And even when they do, they certainly don't think.
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When I was a child, my planet Krypton was dying. I was sent to earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off-course and by the time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become... Superman.
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How is it hard to be nice to Superman? He's Superman!
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When I'm 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I'll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, "After all this time?" And I will say: "Always."
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
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