Larry Charles quotes

  • The world is a very troubled, very chaotic place. It's a very cold place. It's a very unjust and unfair place in many ways. [As a moviemaker] I have very limited ability to have an impact over all that.
    -- Larry Charles

    #Impact #World #Unjust

  • The major caveat in all of comedy is that it's all instinctive. There's no true criteria. There is no right or wrong. Ultimately, often I'm surprised at what an audience will or will not laugh at. I have to stay very, very open to an audiences first exposure to that material and how they react to it.
    -- Larry Charles

    #Laughing #Firsts #Comedy

  • I never sat down and wrote, but what I do is kind of act as a dramaturge for the piece. I am sitting with the writers. I'm discussing ideas with the writers and concepts. We're debating and having a dialectic where we are taking a lot of different ideas and trying to synthesize them into the right idea. I'm very much a part of that process. That's my job as the director.
    -- Larry Charles

    #Jobs #Ideas #Trying

  • As a moviemaker, I'm able to have a little impact on the socio-political landscape and to reach a large audience around the world. That inspires me. That is something I'm inspired by and it's what I inspire to.
    -- Larry Charles

    #Impact #Political #Inspire

  • In New York, the impact of these concentrated superskyscrapers on street scale and sunlight, on the city's aniquated support systems, circulation, and infrastructure, on its already tenuous livability, overrides any aesthetic. ... Art becomes worthless in a city brutalized by overdevelopment.

  • The fact that the same proportionalities rule optimal running, flying and swimming is not a coincidence rather it is an illustration of the fact that a universal principle is involved. Running requires the least food when during each cycle a certain amount of work is destroyed by vertical impact and a certain amount to horizontal friction. The same balancing act is responsible for optimal flight and swimming.

  • No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.

  • Perils as well as privileges attend the higher Christian life. The nearer we come to God, the thicker the hosts of darkness in heavenly places. Aggressive Christianity is the world's greatest need.

  • I'm the world's expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.

  • Very few people changed the world by sitting on their couch.

  • There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.

  • A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.

  • We were born into an unjust system; we are not prepared to grow old in it.

  • To many people, free will is a license to rebel not against what is unjust or hard in life but against what is best for them and true.