Gavin Hood quotes

  • When I see big movies that are only about good versus evil, and the good guy wins, I only can think we're in a far more complicated world than that. I frankly think that this binary philosophy is actually a dangerous way to look at the world.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Philosophy #Winning #Thinking

  • Hany Abu-Assad was sitting next to me, and his film 'Paradise Now' had won the Golden Globe. He said to me at the Globes, 'Paradise now, talk to you later.' [laughs] I gave him a big hug for that.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Laughing #Hug #Sitting

  • The question becomes, because we're remotely far away from the territory we're about to bomb, does it make it easier to do it? That it is an important question, and the military is asking those questions.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Military #Important #Doe

  • And for the people who promote drones as the answer to everything, there is a danger from being distanced from the reality of the ugly mess of war.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #War #Reality #People

  • One reads many scripts, and some of them are good and some of them are not, but every now and then, one really grabs you. You simply can't put it down.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Scripts #Now And Then

  • Having been in the military myself, there is an awful moment when you're in this moment of conflict.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Military #Awful #Conflict

  • I think if you read the story as bad guy turns good guy, then clearly it is a cliché. But my experience, when I spent three years working with young people in the townships on issues principally around HIV/AIDS, is that people are usually neither entirely good or bad. They are usually variations of both. Just because someone is a carjacker doesn't mean they are a ruthless cold-blooded murderer.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Mean #Thinking #Years

  • I am a story-teller working with a craft. My job is to use my craft - which is a different thing to my race - and tell a story well.
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Jobs #Race #Different

  • You have to separate artistic ability from ethnic origin. Not only am I not black, I am also not a woman, therefore how can I direct women? I am also only 42, therefore how can I direct someone who's 60? So you see where the argument ends up? If you take it to its logical conclusion, I would have to walk around and point a video camera at myself. And who the hell is interested in that?
    -- Gavin Hood

    #Artistic Ability #Black #Cameras

  • If a musician wants to blossom into a full-fledged person, it's not enough if he knows only classical music; nor it is enough if he's well-versed only in raagas and techniques. Instead, he should be a knowledgeable person interested in life and philosophy. In his personal life there should be, atleast in some corner of his heart, a tinge of lingering sorrow.

  • The philosophy of the school was quite simple - the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.

  • There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite.

  • Winning Democracy for the Negro is winning the war for Democracy

  • Startups often win because it's easier to see what comes next when you don't have to worry about maintaining what came last.

  • As a kid, I always wanted to obviously win a Super Bowl. Now that I've got one, it's like, 'Now what?' Let's go get another one!

  • I think the greatest legacy of the 1960s was the general feeling that not only can you fight the powers that be, but you can win.

  • We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.

  • Think it over, think it under.

  • Some of my academic friends think Ive fallen from a very special grace.