Quotes by: Randa Haines

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Randa Haines
Born Randa Jo Haines[1]
(1945-02-20) February 20, 1945 (age 71)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film director
Screenwriter
Years active 1979 – present

A doctor is not a mechanic. A car doesn't react with a mechanic, but a human being does.
Randa Haines
I like to look at 'A Place in the Sun' every now and get inspired by it.
Randa Haines
Because I had a lot of emotional upheaval in my life, I'm attracted to stories about characters whose lives are full of wounds and secrets. I'm not interested in who's going to ask me to the prom. I never went to a prom.
Randa Haines
I would love to do a film with a lot of humor in it: a comedy with pain instead of a painful film with some comedy.
Randa Haines
It's very scary to turn things down, but a project has to really mean something to me. I'm not interested in making a lot of money.
Randa Haines
I do know that detachment is important. A surgeon can't be weeping into the open wound.
Randa Haines
If you and I had a relationship, and I like to dance and you don't, will that affect our relationship? If I push you and push you, maybe you'll learn to dance, but more likely, that will move you away from me.
Randa Haines
A barrier for me - which has been both a strength and a weakness - has been my taste. The kind of things I'm interested in aren't always mainstream.
Randa Haines
There are stories I'd like to tell, I'd like to see, and they're not getting made. These stories are beyond the experience of the people in power. They don't understand it, so they're frightened of it.
Randa Haines
I've gone for long stretches without working. I remember many times peeking into my checkbook to see if any money was left.
Randa Haines
As a director, you're looking for ways to tell the story with the whole image and not primarily dialogue.
Randa Haines
I'm always drawn to stories about characters who are somewhat isolated inside themselves by their inability to communicate in some way. That's what interested me about 'Children of a Lesser God.'
Randa Haines
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