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Bob Balaban Quotes

You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
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I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters hold up better than the new more expensive special effects is because they were better actually.  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area  (Bob Balaban Quotes) My family was loving... they were very supportive and very affectionate, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn’t anything dangerous, thank God  (Bob Balaban Quotes) Oh, I was completely hooked on movies and plays and theater from the time I was a day old - I was very, very early on in love with movies and I loved plays  (Bob Balaban Quotes) If anyone would have been paying serious attention to my puppet shows, I would have been sent to therapy very young  (Bob Balaban Quotes) My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I’ve directed a fair amount of television series - so I’m always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I’m trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying  (Bob Balaban Quotes) My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.  (Bob Balaban Quotes) And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you’ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters hold up better than the new more expensive special effects is because they were better actually  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called ‘The Last Good Time’. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn’t in it  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location  (Bob Balaban Quotes) But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box  (Bob Balaban Quotes) Yes I try to do everything I can not to fail hideously  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I always think that a director who knows about the technical side, but cares about the acting performances and casting as well, is ahead of the game  (Bob Balaban Quotes) I was very much in my room with my marionette stage, you know, creating these incredibly boring things that I felt were so fascinating, and forcing my relatives to come, and charging money for them to see my little productions  (Bob Balaban Quotes) And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you’ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime  (Bob Balaban Quotes) And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you? Ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime  (Bob Balaban Quotes) God, I’d love to do a big commercial movie that made a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too  (Bob Balaban Quotes)