Lenny Abrahamson quotes

  • Film is so much about that intensity of focus that there always needs to be some tension and some forward motion. The novel goes into a series of lovely observations about the world, but you've got to find the story.
    -- Lenny Abrahamson

    #Focus #Lovely #Needs

  • People who don't quite fit society, they are often kind of either under an awful lot of pressure or otherwise not acceptable to the mainstream and that tells us a lot about who we are. The people that don't fit are a great way of reflecting on all of us.
    -- Lenny Abrahamson

    #People #Who We Are #Awful

  • There should always be that leeway because if you think of your character as sort of absolutely fixed, then you just try and find actors to come and do exactly that thing, then you're not gonna be working with that actor's own set of internal impulses and who they are, so the best work is always a coming together of the actor and the character.
    -- Lenny Abrahamson

    #Character #Thinking #Together

  • Before you begin, sit for a moment and take a couple of deep breaths. You want to be calm and prepared to maintain mental focus

  • No matter what happens, you can get through this day. Inhale. Focus on the word, 'relax. Exhale. Say, 'I can do this!' And then do it.

  • I was about one drink away from my limit, In came a black dress with a black body in it, She looked so timid, it took me a minute To get her in focus

  • I wanted the focus to be on my ability as a singer and as an entertainer - not on my private life.

  • Film is a time capsule. If I have a lack of dedication or focus, it's permanently there as a negative reminder.

  • To save myself, I destroyed another, and in doing so, I destroyed myself.

  • I go forth to seek To seek and claim the lovely magic garden Where grasses softly sigh and Muses speak.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown

  • I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.