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Frank Capra Quotes


A Sicilian-born American film director and a creative force behind a number of films of the 1930s and 1940s
(1897 - 1991)

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
[Creativity]
 

Automatic simply means that you can't repair it yourself.
 

Compassion is a two way street.
[Compassion]
 

Don't follow trends, start trends.
 

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.
 

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
 

If you want to send a message, try Western Union.
 

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.
 

My advice to young film-makers is this: don't follow trends, start them!
 

Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket... the least understood and the least noticed.
 

Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.