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Samuel Fuller

Fuller in Normandy, France in 1987
Born Samuel Michael Fuller
(1912-08-12)August 12, 1912
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died October 30, 1997(1997-10-30) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Director, screenwriter
Years active 1936–94
Spouse(s) Martha Downes Fuller (div. 1959)
Christa Lang (m. 1967–97)

We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense.
Samuel Fuller
When you're in the battlefield, survival is all there is. Death is the only great emotion.
Samuel Fuller
When you're at the end of your rope, all you have to do is make one foot move out in front of the other. Just take the next step. That's all there is to it.
Samuel Fuller
Movement should be a counter, whether in action scenes or dialogue or whatever. It counters where your eye is going. This style thing, for me it's all fitted to the action, to the script, to the characters.
Samuel Fuller
You know how you smoke out a sniper? You send a guy out in the open, and you see if he gets shot. They thought that one up at West Point.
Samuel Fuller
Being a hooker does not mean being evil. The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief. You do what you do out of necessity.
Samuel Fuller
Surviving is the only glory in war.