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Nativity Scene Quotes


"The Christmas market at the Barcelona Cathedral sells all kinds of things for your Nativity scene. It will also give you a good idea of Catalan culture." - Jose Andres Puerta

"The ACLU spent this entire holiday season protesting public displays of the nativity scene. Yeah, that's the problem with America right now: Public displays of Christ's birth, that's the problem. It's unbelievable to me. The ACLU will no longer fight for your right to put up a nativity scene, but they'll fight for the right of the local freak who wants to stumble onto the scene and have sex with one of the sheep." - Dennis Miller

"Really, at a time when theyre debating when and where a nativity scene can be used, this is the kind of stuff we need to have out there - outside of the church." - John Tesh

"The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin." - Jay Leno

"Really, at a time when they're debating when and where a nativity scene can be used, this is the kind of stuff we need to have out there - outside of the church." - John Tesh

"Nativity is the enemy of prophecy." - Giannina Braschi

"In scene after scene, meaning sneaks in and sometimes roars." - Manohla Dargis

"The best scene is the last great scene I did." - Rene Auberjonois

"Wildness is my suiting scene." - John Clare

"Describing yourself by your earthly nativity is carnality. Being born again, your nativity is of divinity." - Chris Oyakhilome

"You can't feel sorry for a scene. If the movie works without the scene, then you don't need the scene." - Michel Gondry

"No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam." - Charles Lamb

"Hope smiled when your nativity was cast, Children of Summer!" - William Wordsworth

"Hope smiled when your nativity was cast, Children of Summer!" - William Wordsworth

"The Godfather has, maybe, one good scene." - Serge Ibaka

"The world's a scene of changes." - Abraham Cowley

"D.C.'s always had a great scene." - Bill Burr

"I can't stand the club scene." - Christine Taylor

"Every musical scene has a cycle." - Paul Epworth

"There's a burgeoning film scene in Romania." - Harry Lloyd

"I like being behind the scene." - Tory Burch

"The Christmas season is also that time of year when the business world implores us to consider the material as more important than the spiritual, all in the spirit of 'the holidays.' So we celebrate the arrival on Christmas Day of iPods and DVDs... Then again, maybe this is precisely the kind of seasonal silliness that causes the Christian faithful to shut out the noise and contemplate the real nativity scene and its eternal promise." - L. Brent Bozell, Jr.

"The church in the book (and movie) plays a pivotal scene. We looked everywhere .. I mean everywhere! We had to have enough of a front yard area to house a Nativity scenes. And we finally found it .. two miles from our office. And we had been all over Tulsa looking. We were looking in places in Texas, everywhere! And I was in the car with the director and we drove by the church." - Luka Magnotta

"Get into the scene late; get out of the scene early." - David Mamet

"Every scene is a love scene. The actor should ask the question: 'Where is the love?'" - Michael Shurtleff

"Obviously record companies tend to be following what the scene is rather than making the scene." - David Gilmour

"What's more awkward than doing a shower scene? Rehearsing a shower scene." - Cobie Smulders

"The emergence of the independent hip-hop scene has replaced what we called the "underground scene". It's what the underground scene has evolved into: actual businesses." - El-P

"Marriage enlarges the Scene of our Happiness and Miseries." - Joseph Addison

"No scene of mortal life but teems with mortal woe." - Walter Scott

"Naked I came, naked I leave the scene" - J. V. Cunningham

"The American new music scene is remarkably vibrant." - Michael Hersch

"Death is just the last scene of the last act." - Joyce Carol Oates

"The Internet is the crime scene of the 21st Century." - Cyrus Vance, Jr.

"Every sex scene is always, without a doubt, terribly funny." - Katee Sackhoff

"We put the murderer in charge of the crime scene." - Carl Safina

"No scene is ever about the words being spoken." - Del Close

"I have no scene, I go everywhere, I adapt" - Karl Lagerfeld

"Reflection is a scene that I will cherish forever." - Jack Nicklaus

"Let me play a man in a scene." - Colin Mochrie

"Of course, it's always complicated to shoot a sex scene." - Adele Exarchopoulos

"I hurt myself doing a fight scene with some dwarves." - Kristen Stewart

"I love to see people recognized [me on scene]." - Jon Gordon

"There's nothing worse than shooting a scene you haven't rehearsed." - Ewan Mcgregor

"You don't really prepare for a kissing scene." - James Franco

"A criminal always returns to the scene of the crime." - Proverbs

"You dont need a love scene to show love." - Lee Grant

"The studio scene in California is sort of ridiculous anyway." - Paul Kantner

"Every frame and every scene has to have an intention." - Mira Nair

"I love to be nervous before a scene." - Kim Basinger

"It's a first for me. It's my first nude scene." - Danny Devito

"I don't take a scene or word for granted." - Walton Goggins

"The music scene is more competitive in the States." - Dexter Gordon

"You don't need a love scene to show love." - Lee Grant

"I don't really feel part of the pop scene." - Boy George

"Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now." - Robin Gibb

"Webcomics are much bigger than any one scene can circumscribe." - Scott Mccloud

"I want to have a scene with Maggie Smith." - Lesley Nicol

"I'm kind of irritated by the Hollywood scene." - Pierce Brown

"My first sex scene - and it was with myself." - Judge Reinhold

"I love having 30 shots of every scene." - Stellan Skarsgard

"Tolkien is as good as Dickens at sketching a scene." - Ian Mckellen

"It feels so great to be back on the scene." - Brandy Norwood

"Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene." - Rex Stout

"Most of my friends are from the music scene." - Jim Sturgess

"Every change of scene requires new expositions, descriptions, explanations." - Milan Kundera

"The alternative comedy scene is actually pretty small, I guess." - Casey Wilson

"Everyone who appears in a scene gets paid." - Denis Norden

"Humor is so important to the American scene throughout history." - Bob Newhart

"My first scene was a streaking scene, I had to streak at a footy game, thats how I get introduced." - Ben Nicholas

"I personally think that all the scene that you see, love scene, is pretty real, almost 100 percent." - Tommy Wiseau

"The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window." - Kenneth Lee Pike

"I'm always looking for the idea in a scene or the philosophy that makes a scene worth existing beyond exposition." - Bryan Fuller

"I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it." - Jodie Foster

"The entire New York comedy scene has moved to L.A. - it's bled the New York comedy scene dry." - Kurt Braunohler

"It was my first scene in any movie and my only scene in Kramer vs. Kramer. I was petrified." - Jobeth Williams

"And you can't hide in a comedy scene either. You have to give in to the scene and commit." - Jennifer Garner

"My first scene was a streaking scene, I had to streak at a footy game, that's how I get introduced." - Ben Nicholas

"I am fascinated by crime scene investigating. I swear, I wish I was a crime scene investigator sometimes!" - Kim Kardashian

"have a much harder time writing stories than novels. I need the expansiveness of a novel and the propulsive energy it provides. When I think about scene - and when I teach scene writing - I'm thinking about questions. What questions are raised by a scene? What questions are answered? What questions persist from scene to scene to scene?" - Edan Lepucki

"You stars that reigned at my nativity, whose influence hath allotted death and hell." - Christopher Marlowe

"Anyone can be sentimental about the nativity; any fool can feel like a Christian at Christmas. But Easter is the main event; if you don't believe in the resurrection, you're not a believer." "If you don't believe in Easter," Owen Meany said. "Don't kid yourself-Don't call yourself a Christian." - John Irving

"Why should you think that I should woo in scorn? Scorn and derision never come in tears: Look, when I vow, I weep; and vows so born, In their nativity all truth appears. How can these things in me seem scorn to you, Bearing the badge of faith, to prove them true?" - William Shakespeare

"Upon her cheeks she wept, and from those showers Sprang up a sweet nativity of flowers." - Robert Herrick

"In school nativity plays I was always the bloody little donkey, I was never Mary." - Geri Halliwell

"I was in a Nativity play as a kid. Back then, I played the donkey." - Tatiana Maslany

"I love actors and I understand what has to happen within a scene. Any scene is an acting scene and actors never act alone, so there has to be an interchange. If it's a dialog scene, if it's a love scene, it doesn't matter because you need to establish a situation." - Taylor Hackford

"What I don't like is when I see stuff that I know has had a lot of improv done or is playing around where there's no purpose to the scene other than to just be funny. What you don't want is funny scene, funny scene, funny scene, and now here's the epiphany scene and then the movie's over." - Paul Feig

"I thank Henry James for the scene in the hotel room, that I stole from Portrait Of A Lady This particular scene is the most beautiful scene ever written." - Leos Carax

"When you're doing a play and you're afraid of a scene, that's the scene you should embrace, because that's the scene that will tell you something about the play." - Raul Esparza

"A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don't do that on stage" - Cab Calloway

"A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don't do that on stage." - Cab Calloway

"I wouldn't treat a romantic scene any differently than any other scene. I would really say the biggest preparation was chewing gum and breath mints! For a kissing scene, it's all about the breath mints!" - Alice Englert

"Once you have found the right shot to introduce the scene-written your first declarative sentence-then the rest flows. You've found the key to the whole scene." - John Huston

"The world of chemical reactions is like a stage, on which scene after scene is ceaselessly played. The actors on it are the elements." - Clemens Winkler

"You're not doing the scene exactly the way it is in the book [The Hunger Games], but the intention of the scene is there." - Nina Jacobson

"There always should be something hanging unfinished before a scene ends so that there's a reason for going to the next scene." - Michael Ondaatje

"The most challenging scene for me was the spider scene, because I don't like spiders in real life. Even rubber ones I get really scared of." - Rupert Grint

"A violent scene is art, as much as a sex scene is art. For me, all the scenes were a challenge." - Adele Exarchopoulos

"My job on The Gunslinger Born was to take Stephen King's novel and transform it into a detailed, seven issue, scene-by-scene story." - Robin Furth

"In live action, you go scene by scene, but in voice over you go line by line. In voice over you do a lot more takes." - Joshua Rush

"Great directors can understand the staging in such a way that can make a scene come alive. Others have a certain way of pacing the scene." - Al Pacino

"Since I am a person who starts work without clear knowledge of a storyline, every single scene is a pivotal scene." - Hayao Miyazaki

"It's just really, really beautiful. Each scene is one long 15 minute take without cutting. My scene is with Robin Wright-Penn so I'm pretty excited about that." - Jason Isaacs

"Sometimes the scene just comes together, and other times, we have to build the scene from scratch, just using different takes." - Drake Doremus

"'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' - every scene is from those characters' point of view. They're in literally every scene, very unusual in a big studio film." - Doug Liman

"I'm an emotional actor. When I'm doing a scene, I really believe it. I live the part as long as I'm in the scene." - Victor Mature

"When you're acting in a scene, you're focused on doing the scene. You can't break character and go, 'Oh my God, I love what you're doing!'" - Melissa Mcbride

"On 'Awake,' we would take a couple hours per scene. Whereas on 'Anger Management,' we can take maybe 10 minutes on a scene if we're lucky." - Daniela Bobadilla

"I'll usually see a scene in my head, playing like a movie trailer. After I've written that scene, everything takes off from there." - Gena Showalter

"In TV, sometimes you get lost in the fog of the scene, and when you're working with such good actors, they can bring you into the scene." - Adriano Giannini

"I care less if I can't be part of your scene because I am the scene. I am everything that is." - Kid Rock

"Rewriting isn't just about dialogue; it's the order of the scenes, how you finish a scene, how you get into a scene." - Tom Stoppard

"In 'Zombieland,' it was such a freewheeling plot it almost didn't matter what the characters were doing scene to scene as long as there was a consistent banter." - Jesse Eisenberg

"This is the problem with over-crowded inner-city schools there aren't enough parts for everyone in the nativity story." - Karl Pilkington

"Black Nativity certainly lends itself to reinterpretation. It was kind of designed to be infused with the creativity of whoever is putting it on, and every performance is a little bit different. So, this is definitely my version of Black Nativity. It has its own story, which is a family story. Langston Hughes' Black Nativity informs it, and is contained within it." - Kasi Lemmons

"s a scene of changes, and to be constant in Nature were inconstancy." - Abraham Cowley

"If a scene isn't well written they'll drop your neckline to fill the void." - Madeline Kahn

"Its always really surreal, being on a film set, but inside a beautiful, massive scene." - Holliday Grainger

"Are there any writers on the literary scene whom I consider truly great? Yes: Truman Capote." - Truman Capote

"We mountaineers always live with the feeling that we came on the scene too late." - Galen Rowell

"I don't despair about the cultural scene in Australia because there isn't one to despair about." - Robert Helpmann

"Hey man, Jaws was never my scene, and i don't like Star Wars" - Freddie Mercury

"The absolute worst thing you can do in a scene is be apathetic." - Del Close

"Man exists, turns up, appears on the scene and only afterwards, defines himself" - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Hypotyposis is the rhetorical effect by which words succeed in rendering a visual scene." - Umberto Eco

"... luckily, Eden is soon populated. The ethical dimension begins when the other appears on the scene." - Umberto Eco

"If a scene isn't honest, it stands out like a sore thumb." - David Lynch

"Even as an actor, when you have a kissing scene it's still weird." - Jennifer Lopez

"When Superman came out it galvanized the entire industry. It's just part of the American scene." - Jack Kirby

"We dominate the scene and we will continue to impose our will on this country." - Paul Bremer

"Carvin Jones is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today" - Albert Collins

"Sorry I had to be so nasty to you Janina, at the end of a scene." - Daniel Massey

"A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play;" - Charlotte Bronte

"If your first scene doesn't give you a hard on, throw it out!" - Samuel Fuller

"Get on up, stay on the scene, get on up, like a sex machine." - James Brown

"I've always loved news. I've always loved storytelling and being where the scene is." - Abby Huntsman

"Don't be late to the theater. The opening scene is a goody." - Sharon Stone

"I've got a canvas, I've got a scene, let's fill that with sound." - Trent Reznor

"Let us draw the curtain of charity over the rest of this scene" - Mark Twain

"The music technology scene is changing so fast its hard to keep up." - Natasha Bedingfield

"Yet soon fair Spring shall give another scene. And yellow cowslips gild the level green." - Ann Eliza Bleecker

"No traces left of all the busy scene, But that remembrances says: The things have been." - Samuel Boyse

"If there's a gun on the wall in act one, scene one, you must fire the gun by act three, scene two. If you fire a gun in act three, scene two, you must see the gun on the wall in act one, scene one." - Anton Chekhov

"A good movie with bad music can kill a great dramatic scene." - Joel Surnow

"I don't wear anything in bed. But I'm not ready for a nude scene quite yet." - Nigella Lawson

"Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.'" - Homer

"The first thing that goes into shooting a scene is understanding whats on the page." - Debbie Allen

"The correct unit of study is not the play; it is the scene." - David Mamet

"Yeah, I get a death scene, but what does that mean?" - J K Rowling



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