"I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Sydney Pollack on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Sydney Pollack on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Sydney Pollack on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Sydney Pollack on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Sydney Pollack on Oscar Wilde
"I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way."
"I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business."
"The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure."
"Every single art form is involved in film, in a way."
"When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea."
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