"It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Conrad Hall on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Conrad Hall on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Conrad Hall on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Conrad Hall on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Conrad Hall on Thomas Jefferson
"I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script."
"I realize that every picture isn't a work of art."
"There is a kind of beauty in imperfection."
"It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery."
"Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten."
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