Quotes by: Paul Haggis

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I wrote an episode for 'thirtysomething,' and a producer said, 'That's really good, but what is it about? What does it say about you? What questions are you asking yourself?' I had never thought about that. This comment changed who I was, because it made me look at my own soul, the dark corners in my soul, and accept that dark side.
Paul Haggis
I don't think I'm against all wars, but you'd have to have a damn good reason to send your son or daughter to fight, or to go yourself. So often, we are lied to and manipulated by our governments for their own very cynical reasons.
Paul Haggis
Even in a comedy, you have to make people feel. You have to put your hand inside their soul and twist out their heart.
Paul Haggis
I moved to Hollywood when I was 22. I was married. I had a kid right away. And I had worked as a furniture mover amongst various other jobs, and I'd work eight, ten hours a day to support my family - and I'd come home and write for two hours a night or two and a half, or three hours a night.
Paul Haggis
I don't think it's the job of filmmakers to give anybody answers. I do think, though, that a good film makes you ask questions of yourself as you leave the theatre.
Paul Haggis
My one guiding rule for success in the film world would be, be careful of your friends.
Paul Haggis
I have so many questions about love. How do you win at it? Especially if you're in a relationship with an impossible person? What if you believe in someone who's completely untrustworthy, who at their core can't even believe in themselves?
Paul Haggis
All my work is partly biographical. I mean, 'Crash' was absolutely that, absolutely. But you just wouldn't recognize me in most of those characters. But I was in every single one of those characters in 'Crash,' because those were all fears that I had felt. Things that I had thought in my deepest, darkest heart.
Paul Haggis
I try not to think of actors as I'm writing because I think you do them a disservice by writing for things they've already done.
Paul Haggis
The worst thing you can do to a filmmaker is to walk out of his film and go, 'That was a nice movie.' But if you can cause people to walk out and then argue about the film on the sidewalk... I think we're all seeking dissension, and we love to affect an audience.
Paul Haggis
I just love actors, and I've always loved actors. I empathize with their job. Everyone thinks it's easy, and it ain't. To be that vulnerable and brave on camera is tough. The more they reveal themselves, the more we love them, but there's a lot of truth in what they're showing.
Paul Haggis
The great majority of Scientologists I know are good people who are genuinely interested in improving conditions on this planet and helping others.
Paul Haggis
'Crash' was incredibly personal to me. So was 'In the Valley of Elah.' There were things in 'The Next Three Days' that were questions I was asking myself but couldn't answer, like how far would you go for love? Can you believe in somebody who can't even believe in themselves? But this is highly personal.
Paul Haggis
As a general rule, I don't plan to travel with my Oscars, but we may have to make an exception.
Paul Haggis
As artists, we have to be brave. If we aren't brave, we aren't artists.
Paul Haggis
Unless I'm really uneasy with what I'm writing, I lose interest very quickly.
Paul Haggis
I like it when an actor is secure enough to ask questions, and the director is secure enough not to be threatened by that.
Paul Haggis
I just asked myself, what piece of that man's soul did he just chew off and swallow to get next week's assignment? You know, just to live, just to work as an artist, or to feed the family?
Paul Haggis
Film is an emotional medium; it's not a logical medium. It's not an intellectual medium, so every decision you make as a filmmaker and an actor has to be emotional in some way, even in the rejection of logic.
Paul Haggis
I'm such an antsy type of person. I can't write in a room without other people around. I write in coffee shops.
Paul Haggis
I don't know how much credit I can take for 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' because I only worked on it for three weeks. I re-wrote the pilot, and then my name was on it forever.
Paul Haggis
The wonderful thing about Clint is you can never second guess how he is going to react to anything.
Paul Haggis
You have to have empathy, knowledge and compassion for your characters if you're a writer.
Paul Haggis
I have never pretended to be the best Scientologist, but I openly and vigorously defended the church whenever it was criticized, as I railed against the kind of intolerance that I believed was directed against it. I had my disagreements, but I dealt with them internally.
Paul Haggis
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