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This generation has given up on growth.
by Penelope Spheeris

This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

Related topics: Teen

I was always into music.
I think everyone is when they're a teenager,
as a way to drown out the world.
- Penelope Spheeris

I got IRS records to finance what I wanted to do.
- Penelope Spheeris

Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book,
No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks.
We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen
at some point in our careers.
- Penelope Spheeris

 

Arnold and Jamie Lee must have worked over the years
with directors that did 50 takes,
because I'd get like three takes or so and say,
Ok, that's it, we're done.
- Penelope Spheeris

It's really hard to imagine there ever being the kind
of impact there was when punk rock happened in the late 70's.
I wish there would be one big change like that again,
but I don't know if that'll ever happen.
- Penelope Spheeris

It is fun to try figure out the things that really
are real and the things that aren't.
- Penelope Spheeris

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When we did Wayne's World, it was 14 million dollars
and they didn't bug us too much because they just thought
it was some little movie that nobody was ever going to see.
We showed them.
- Penelope Spheeris

Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film
about a new form of music.
- Penelope Spheeris

I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once.
I walked out without paying.
- Penelope Spheeris

When men have money and power they get turned on,
sexually.
They get horny as hell.
Can't imagine why, though.
- Penelope Spheeris

I live on this nice three acres in Hollywood.
- Penelope Spheeris

Nobody wanted to touch Decline III when they found out what it was about.
- Penelope Spheeris

Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera.
- Penelope Spheeris

The first Decline I did was out of sheer love and appreciation for the music.
In 1977, it was more about bands, because punk was a new form of music.
It was groundbreaking and political.
- Penelope Spheeris

Big studio comedies are such a headache.
- Penelope Spheeris

For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets.
They don't do anything under 30 to 40 million.
When you have that much money at stake,
you have so many people breathing down your neck.
- Penelope Spheeris

Those movies, Decline I and II and Suburbia,
are dearly loved, but they never made any money.
I didn't even have the rights for some of them.
- Penelope Spheeris

It is the idea that it's a movie in a movie.
So I did it.
- Penelope Spheeris

There are thousands of directors in Hollywood.
- Penelope Spheeris

I love punk rock, but I also love metal.
- Penelope Spheeris

Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer,
you should write up a treatment and register your show
with the Writers Guild of America.
- Penelope Spheeris

I really feel kind of guilty spending 80 million dollars.
People are starving in the world.
- Penelope Spheeris

I can't believe I actually was in my own movie.
- Penelope Spheeris

Your best protection is to have an established agent make the contact.
- Penelope Spheeris

Different parents have different standards for their children.
- Penelope Spheeris

In other countries, it's a common thing to have outcast
children running around the streets in packs,
and I don't think we're so far away from it here.
- Penelope Spheeris

Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money.
That, and I sold a lot of drugs.
Kidding.
Don't print that.
- Penelope Spheeris

If you are looking for a producer, try to contact established producers.
Don't let the fear of theft paralyze you,
or you will never get anywhere with it.
- Penelope Spheeris

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind
in the history of the world or to make it the last.
- John F. Kennedy

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every generation needs a new revolution.
- Thomas Jefferson

Parents who wonder where the younger generation is
going should remember where it came from.
- Sam Ewing

The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities
under free government is the most significant,
if not the most momentous, event of our generation.
- Woodrow Wilson

Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict
fought and won by his generation,
making training films in Hollywood.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize.
This is about the third generation for me.
And when kids that small recognize me,
it really pleases me, very gratifying.
- Dick Van Dyke

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die and
a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

I was a TV junkie as a kid.
I am the Sesame Street generation.
- Darren Aronofsky

Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any
race or nation known to history,
but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age.
- Kelly Millar

Unless we make education a priority,
an entire generation of Americans could miss out on the American dream.
- Blanche Lincoln

The creation of a world view is the work of a generation
rather than of an individual,
but we each of us, for better or for worse,
add our brick to the edifice.
- John Dos Passos

I really have a generation gap about modern clothes.
- Julie Harris

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of
civilization by little barbarians,
who must be civilized before it is too late.
- Thomas Sowell

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation,
the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Transferring successfully to the next generation means
producing work that's as good as or better than the
work of the first generation that founded the agency.
- Jay Chiat

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
- Hervey Allen

I want to work with the teachers' union.
But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first
and we are letting down a generation of California children.
It's not acceptable.
- Meg Whitman

He had a massive stroke.
He died with his tie on.
Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent
of that old saying about dying with your boots on?
- Stephen King

No art that is not in the end understood by the People
can live or ever did live a single generation.
- Frank Norris

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation,
with a right, by the will of its majority,
to bind themselves, but none to
bind the succeeding generation,
more than the inhabitants of another country.
- Thomas Jefferson

I'm interested in themes that endure from generation to generation.
- David Guterson

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state,
than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

From day one our next generation system will run all our exsisting software -
so that gives us a head start.
- Trip Hawkins

One has to nurture a new generation,
to raise children in the spirit of Islam.
- Akhmad Kadyrov


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