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Quotes of the day: James Cameron

Published Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 11:10 PM EDT
Aug 15 2014

James Francis Cameron (b. August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director, film producer, deep-sea explorer, screenwriter, and editor who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


Curiosity is the most powerful thing you own.

Don't put limitations on yourself. Others will do that for you.

I love it when I have a nightmare. To me that means I got my money's worth out of that eight hours.

I'm hopeful that we'll be able to study the ocean before we destroy it.

I've sworn off agnosticism, which I now call cowardly atheism. I've come to the position that in the complete absence of any supporting data whatsoever for the persistence of the individual in some spiritual form, it is necessary to operate under the provisional conclusion that there is no afterlife and then be ready to amend that if I find out otherwise.

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.

Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality.

In whatever you are doing, failure is an option. But fear is not.

Luck is not a factor. Hope is not a strategy. Fear is not an option.

Nobody ever walked out of a theater saying 'That movie sucked, but boy, they brought it in on time and on budget.'

Paranoia's just reality on a finer scale.
(from Strange Days)

Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.

The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer.

The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make.

The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be.

There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they overthought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.

To convince people to back your idea, you've got to sell it to yourself and know when it's the moment. Sometimes that means waiting. It's like surfing. You don't create energy, you just harvest energy already out there.

What are you gonna do? Talk the alien to death?

You don't rest well as long as you're seeking vengeance. I feel sad justice wasn't done, but it's time to move on and sleep well.

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