Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Top 14 Inspirational Quotes by Baby Boomer James Cameron

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James Cameron at TED Top 14 Inspirational Quotes by Baby Boomer James Cameron

“I certainly didn’t think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football.”

“I mean, you have to be able – you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can’t do it by yourself.”

“I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.”

“I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.”

“If you wait until the right time to have a child you’ll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it’s bad.”

“It’ll be all of our efforts together. It won’t won’t ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it’s going to be the sum total of the group.”

“The film industry is about saying ‘no’ to people, and inherently you cannot take ‘no’ for an answer.”

“The magic doesn’t come from within the director’s mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.”

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

“You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there will be many and often they’ll be much more qualified than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself.”

“You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything.”

“Well, I see our potential destruction and the potential salvation as human beings coming from technology and how we use it, how we master it and how we prevent it from mastering us. Titanic was as much about that theme as the Terminator films, and in Aliens, it`s the reliance on technology that defeats the marines, but it`s technology being used properly that allows Sigourney`s character to prevail at the end. And Titanic is all about technology, metaphorically as well as on a literal level, because the world was being transformed by the technology at that time. And people were rescued from the Titanic because of wireless technology, and because of the advances that had been made only in the year or so before the ship sank that allowed them to call for help when they were lost at sea in the middle of the North Atlantic. So I think it`s an interesting theme, one that`s always been fascinating for me…”

“People call me a perfectionist, but I`m not. I`m a rightist. I do something until it`s right, and then I move on to the next thing.”

“A director`s job is to make something happen and it doesn`t happen by itself. So you wheedle, you cajole, you flatter people, you tell them what needs to be done. And if you don`t bring a passion and an intensity to it, you shouldn`t be doing it.”

~James Cameron

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Cameron’s film “Avatar” is nominated for 9 Academy Awards including Best Movie and Best Director.

James Francis Cameron August 16, 1954 Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canadais a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and inventor. His writing and directing work includes The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009).

Trivia: He worked several jobs such as truck driving before starting in films.

James Cameron at 2009 Ted Conference

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