Donald Richie quotes

  • Japan never considers time together as time wasted. Rather, it is time invested.
    -- Donald Richie

    #Travel #Japan #Together

  • The distinction between East and West is that the Western novel is very organized, it's very logical, there's a logical progression, there's a chronological progression, and there's a safety in that. Whereas if you look at Japanese film, it is made up of collage or bricolage, it is made up of lists, and suddenly when you stand back from the lists you begin to see the pattern of a life.
    -- Donald Richie

    #Safety #Film #Progression

  • Midlife crisis begins sometime in your 40s, when you look at your life and think, 'Is this all?' And it ends about 10 years later, when you look at your life again and think, 'Actually, this is pretty good.'
    -- Donald Richie

    #Thinking #Years #Looks

  • Poverty and loneliness could be seen as a liberation from strivings to become rich and popular.
    -- Donald Richie

    #Loneliness #Poverty #Rich

  • The soul begins to travel when the child begins to think.

  • We cannot learn to love other tourists,-the laws of nature forbid it,-but, meditating soberly on the impossibility of their loving us, we may reach some common platform of tolerance, some common exchange of recognition and amenity.

  • On a morning from a Bogart movie, in a country where they turn back time. You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre, contemplating a crime. She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running like a watercolor in the rain. Don't bother asking for explanations, she'll just tell you that she came in the year of the cat.

  • Instead of bringing back 1600 plants, we might return from our journeys with a collection of small unfêted but life-enhancing thoughts.

  • Amenities are not of great concern to management in Japan.

  • Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.

  • We have new developing ties with Japan whom always supports our democratic process and economic development.

  • My father is 100% Japanese and came to the United States when he was only 18 years old. My grandmother still resides in Japan, which has allowed me to travel to the roots of my ancestors with my father.

  • Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.

  • Let the sky fall, when it crumbles - We will stand tall - Face it all together

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