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Roger Lewin Quotes


"Roger Federer is stylish." - Bjorn Borg

"My wife loves Roger Moore." - Pierce Brosnan

"My hero is Roger Federer." - Saina Nehwal

"Roger, liftoff, and the clock is started." - Alan Shepard

"Roger, we're go on that alarm" - Charles Duke

"Roger "Hurricane" Wilson is the real deal!" - Walter Trout

"I loved 'Roger Rabbit' growing up." - Stephanie Leonidas

"I wish I could play like Roger Federer." - Serena Williams

"Roger Scruton is one of our great men of speculation" - David Willetts

"Roger, we copy. It was beautiful from here, Tranquility. Over." - Charles Duke

"On Roger Douglas: He's like rust, he never sleeps." - David Lange

"And Roger was crazy with his robots and everything." - Neil Innes

"Yes, I have known Roger Clemens for a long time." - Mindy Mccready

"Let me be clear: Despite Roger Clemens' statements to the contrary, I never injected Roger Clemens, or anyone else, with lidocaine or B-12." - Jim Lehrer

"Sam Snead did to the tee-shot what Roger Bannister did to the four-minute mile." - Byron Nelson

"I am really close friends with Roger Federer and also with Benoit Paire." - Stan Wawrinka

"Roger (Maris) was a class act and I know exactly what he went through." - Mark Mcgwire

"Leader, bandits at 2 o'clock! Roger; it's only 1:30 now-what'll I do 'til then?" - Bill Watterson

"Yes, Roger Hunt misses a few, but he gets in the right place to miss them." - Bill Shankly

"We are upgrading UEX to a Buy rating; new CEO Roger Lemaitre changes everything." - David Talbot

"I certainly wasn't Roger Deakins, but I felt like I could be." - Elle Schneider

"The greatest thing I ever saw was Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth's record." - Mickey Mantle

"When you've got Roger Ailes on your side, you do not lose." - Rush Limbaugh

"Cinderella hoein' for the fellas, Mr. Roger was getting kind of jealous." - Ice Cube

"I can cry like Roger. It's just a shame I can't play like him." - Andy Murray

"My mother is the war,' declares Roger Mexico, leaning over to open the door." - Thomas Pynchon

"My favorite tennis player, who I'm amazed by, is Roger Federer." - Doug Davidson

"I suppose Roger had the license to do anything that fitted the venue." - Neil Innes

"I'm an adult. Discipline me and I'll bury you alive. - Roger" - Douglas Coupland

"Yes, The Persuaders, that was great fun because one of my favourite actors is Roger Moore." - Val Guest

"But I'm still not 100% convinced that Roger Clemens took steroids. I'm not." - Al Leiter

"Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was." - Mickey Mantle

"I never wanted to marry Roger Clemens. I wanted him to do right by his family." - Mindy Mccready

"It was a good experience working with Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda." - Terry Southern

"I am really close friends with Roger Federer and also with Benoit Paire." - Stanislas Wawrinka

"I never apologized for anything in my life. The only thing I'm sorry about is putting a curse on Roger Ebert's colon. If a fat pig like Roger Ebert doesn't like my movie, then I'm sorry for him." - Vincent Gallo

"I am deeply honored to be making 'Life Itself,' a documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, and to have had the full cooperation and enthusiasm of Roger and his wife, Chaz." - Steve James

"I told the truth about steroids and human growth hormone. I injected those drugs into the body of Roger Clemens at his direction. Unfortunately, Roger has denied this and has led a full-court attack on my credibility" - Jim Lehrer

"I'm a post-Abner Jay kind of guy mixed with Roger Corman and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers." - Anthony Braxton

"But we can trust him Roger, I swear," she said with a final effort,"Because he's Will." - Philip Pullman

"Without missing a beat Roger says, All the moneys right down here and points to the 1st three frets." - Roger Miller

"Brave? Or stupid?" Roger shrugged. "I've never been quite sure where brave stopped and stupid began, myself." - Gerald Morris

"Roger, Tranquility. Be advised there are lots of smiling faces in this room and all over the world. Over." - Charles Duke

"Catholics don't believe in divorce. We do believe in murder. There's always Confession, after all. -Brianna Fraser to Roger MacKenzie" - Diana Gabaldon

"If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person doesn't know anything about tennis." - Rafael Nadal

"Roger Ebert was the last mammoth alive who was holding the flag for real movies and moviemakers." - Werner Herzog

"And when you started looking into Roger East, it was almost like he had disappeared from history." - Anthony Lapaglia

"Roger. Clear the tower. I got a pitch and a roll program, and this baby's really going." - Pete Conrad

"If you write a movie for Roger Corman, it's going to get made. You saw it almost the next day." - John Sayles

"For me certainly Earl Campbell and Tony Dorsett come to mind, and Roger Staubach. I've grown up here in Dallas watching Roger and his playing career and to be in the same fraternity as Roger Staubach is/was a huge deal for me." - Tim Brown

"Peter Fonda was just this clean, cookie-cutter kind of a guy. Roger Corman turned him into the motorcycle man with The Wild Angels. Jack Nicholson, all of them, they all had these images that Roger Corman fueled, and Easy Rider, it was a big surprise to understand how much creative influence Roger had. A lot of people dismiss him as just launching famous people's careers or being a penny pinching producer, but he's so much more than that." - Alex Stapleton

"I say that Roger Casement Did what he had to do, He died upon the gallows But that is nothing new." - William Butler Yeats

"I said from the very beginning that I was looking for the best person, I had no doubt it was Roger Goodell." - Dan Rooney

"I don't know why Roger (Maris) isn't in the hall of fame. To me, he was as good as there ever was." - Mickey Mantle

"Roger speaking to Brianna: It's too important. You don't forget having a dad." You do remember your father?" No. I remember yours." - Diana Gabaldon

"I worked with Roger Moore on three episodes of The Saint. He is a lovely man, a good director, and was my favourite actor to work with." - Shirley Eaton

"I have often thought, says Sir Roger, it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the middle of Winter." - Joseph Addison

"If you want to be a tennis player, then mould yourself on Roger Federer. I won three Wimbledon titles and I wish I could play like him." - John Mcenroe

"I'm an outside chance at Roland Garros but my focus is really on Wimbledon where it is realistically between me and Roger Federer to win." - Lleyton Hewitt

"In the modern game, you're a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist or a hard court specialist ... or you're Roger Federer." - Jimmy Connors

"Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot." - Charles Duke

"[...] any fool can make a discovery. Every baby has to discover more in the first years of its life than Roger Bacon ever discovered in his laboratory." - George Bernard Shaw

"Roger Federer certainly is my claim to be the best of all time - if there is such a thing. With Rafael Nadal not far behind," - Rod Laver

"A lot of people wrote that Roger (Maris) and I didn't like each other and that we didn't get along. Nothing could be further from the truth." - Mickey Mantle

"Technically he is perfect and he plays so naturally, almost without effort. It's like when Roger Federer plays tennis, he barely sweats." - Vicente Del Bosque

"In the modern game, you're a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist or a hard court specialist ... or you're Roger Federer." - Jimmy Connors

"Shanks was the father figure but Roger Hunt was something special. It might sound daft but just picking up his sweaty kit gave me satisfaction." - Phil Thompson

"Roger Federer moves like a whisper and executes like a wrecking ball. It is simply impossible to explain how he does what he does." - Nick Bollettieri

"First of all, on a cinematic [level], the film answer to that is that Roger Corman was creatively responsible for a lot of cinema history." - Alex Stapleton

"It is hard to compare the eras, but Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb from the past, Sandy Koufax and Roger Clements from the present." - W P Kinsella

"My very first professional writing credit was on a movie called The Dunwich Horror, and Roger Corman was the executive producer." - Curtis Hanson

"Sir Roger... told them, with the air of a man who would not give his judgement rashly, that much might be said on both sides." - Joseph Addison

"[Roger Fry] gave us the term 'Post-Impressionist,' without realizing that the late twentieth century would soon be entirely fenced in with posts." - Jeanette Winterson

"I have often thought, says Sir Roger, it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the Middle of the Winter" - Joseph Addison

"The National Association of Theater Concessionaires reported that in 1986, 60% of all candy sold in movie theaters was sold to Roger Ebert." - David Letterman

"There's no doubt Milos Raonic will be a very tough final opponent, after all he beat [ Roger] Federer on Centre Court to get there." - Andy Murray

"I was named after my two uncles. Roger Lee and Richard Allen. They simply changed the spelling to Leigh-Allyn to make it more feminine." - Leighallyn Baker

"I guess I'm like Roger Miller who used to say that he didn't have as many jokes as he thought he did." - Glen Campbell

"I worked with Roger Moore on three episodes of 'The Saint.' He is a lovely man, a good director, and was my favourite actor to work with." - Shirley Eaton

"Roger became a part of me, and when he went off the deep end and became a mad snake, I felt sorry for him." - Michael Zaslow

"I also have experience working with American producer Roger Corman who knows a lot of secrets in making movies look bigger than their budget." - Timur Bekmambetov

"I think almost every player has a few very good friends on tour. Mine are: Yves Allegro, Roger Federer, Michael Lammer, and Ivo Klec." - Marco Chiudinelli

"I would love to live in India or in the South of France, but Roger Vivier doesn't have offices yet in New Delhi or Jaipur." - Ines De La Fressange

"I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them." - John Entwistle

"Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman in the history of anything. And I don't ever limit him just to television. He could sell you anything." - Merv Griffin

"Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him, but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity. So it was kind of a fair deal." - Francis Ford Coppola

"Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only." - Ritchie Blackmore

"Make no mistake: When I told Senator Mitchell that I injected Roger Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs, I told the truth." - Jim Lehrer

"He [Roger Federer] is the greatest natural talent in tennis I've ever seen. I love to watch the guy play, he's an awesome talent" - John Mcenroe

"Playing against someone like Roger Federer is not easy. I had my chance today, but I guess I made a lot of errors. But I have no complaints." - Gael Monfils

"I'm very influenced by jazz drummers. I always liked drummers like Roger Taylor, Keith Moon, Ian Paice, John Densmore. I just learned from playing to those drummers." - Steven Adler

"I would say that Roger Federer is pretty amazing. And Manny Pacquiao - he's such a tiny, little lightweight guy, but the way he fights makes people so excited." - Wladimir Klitschko

"Roger Federer and my boyfriend, Tiger Woods, inspire me. It's incredible what they've done in their respective sports, especially Roger. He is the nicest and humblest guy. You would never know that he's the best tennis player of all time. And Tiger is so mentally tough. He can block everything completely out and stay in the moment." - Lindsey Vonn

"You know how you just don't like guys on the other team sometimes? It's funny because growing up I loved Roger (Clemens), loved to watch Roger pitch. Then when I was first in the big leagues and he was for the other team, I hated him." - Andy Pettitte

"I said you lie, knave!" shouted Beaumains, drawing his sword. "And for telling such craven falsehoods, you must die!" The knight looked plaintively at Roger. "What's wrong with this fellow?" He was dropped on his head when he was a baby," answered Roger." - Gerald Morris

"I said you lie, knave!" shouted Beaumains, drawing his sword. "And for telling such craven falsehoods, you must die!" The knight looked plaintively at Roger. "What's wrong with this fellow?" He was dropped on his head when he was a baby," answered Roger." - Gerald Morris

"If you ask Jim Courier, I mean, that guy has his tongue up (Roger Federer's) ass, I know, the whole time when you actually listen to him commentating or listen to him talk about Roger Federer. Sometimes makes me sick almost." - Tommy Haas

"Michael Jordan was blessed by God to play basketball and Roger Brown was the closet person to him I ever saw. I don't say that lightly. Roger was phenomenal. There was nothing he couldn't do. He was so quick he would trick people blind - I even saw him miss layups because he was laughing so hard at what he had just done to someone." - Mel Daniels

"Roger Ebert was such a champion of underrepresented filmmakers. He was a very big deal to me. It shows the power of critics. People who write about film, like you, can really affect the confidence of a young filmmaker. He did that for me, so it was such a pleasure to have an opportunity to talk about Roger in the movie." - Ava Duvernay

"I feel like I'm a graduate of the Roger Corman School of Filmmaking. I went and visited Roger on the set of Dinoshark and that's in the movie. That's where I really got a big whopping taste of what it's like to be on one of his sets." - Alex Stapleton

"I also got to know Roger Corman a bit while we were on location in Mendocino. And then, subsequently, a woman who also worked on The Dunwich Horror named Tamara Asseyev and I teamed up and co-produced a picture that I wrote and directed, called Sweet Kill, that Roger Corman's then-new company distributed." - Curtis Hanson

"Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel first championed my film, 'Hoop Dreams,' which was essential to its success. Roger remained a great supporter of my work throughout my career, and I'll never forget him tweeting about 'The Interrupters' right before its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011." - Steve James

"I went without health insurance until 'Roger & Me,' basically - from about age 20 till about age 35. With 'Roger & Me,' I joined the Directors Guild and the Writers Guild, and since then I've had excellent health care managed by the union." - Michael Moore

"I think reviewers have become particularly venomous because, in a way, the power has been sucked from them. A 15-year-old can write a review on the Internet and it means as much as Roger Ebert's review, and that just makes Roger Ebert mad, so he comes out harder and stronger." - Todd Phillips

"Roger stooped, picked up a stone, aimed and threw it at Henry-threw it to miss. The stone, that token of preposterous time, bounced five yards to Henry's right and fell in the water. Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins." - William Golding

"Roger Maris lost his hair the season he hit sixty-one, I still have all my hair, but when it's over, I'm going home to Mobile and fish for a long time." - Hank Aaron

"There's no such thing as an open draw. At least for me - I mean, obviously for Roger Federer, I think every draw feels open for him - but for me there's no such thing as an open draw" - Andre Agassi

"When hot dogs like Mr. D'Amato or the Republican apologist Roger Ailes say that Whitewater is worse than Watergate, it's because they're suffering from a disease. It's called bull-imia, and it's the regurgitation of patent hyperbole." - Anna Quindlen

"I think back and I really feel for what he (Roger Maris) went through, for all the negative stuff that was going on in his life. I wish it didn't happen." - Mark Mcgwire

"Everyone can lie, young Roger, given cause enough. Even me. It's only that it's harder for those of us who live in glass faces; we have to think up our lies ahead of time." - Diana Gabaldon

"I will find her." "And when you do?" Roger asked. "I will make her mine," the warrior answered in a hard, determined voice. "She will be mine." The vow was made." - Julie Garwood

"I don't want to take anything away from Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. They're both great hitters, but they're batting against guys they never would have seen in previous years." - Ted Williams

"I was in Hollis' band for eight years, playing drums. At one time we had Barry Beckett, Jimmy Johnson, David Hood - everybody but Roger Hawkins. We had a hell of a band." - Donnie Fritts

"I am voice actor Roger Craig Smith. You may know me as Batman, Captain America, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ezio from Assassin's Creed, Transformers: RID, or narrator of "Say Yes To the Dress" (among many other things). AMA!" - Roger Craig Smith

"In 1961, when Maris broke Babe Ruth's record, he wasn't intentionally walked once. Mickey batted after Roger, and nobody was going to put a man on base with Mantle coming up to the plate." - Mel Allen

"Many say that (Pete) Sampras is the greatest player. But I say with all due respect to the rest, that he (Roger Federer) is the most complete player in the world so far." - Marat Safin

"Roger Collins wasn't the most popular teacher at school only because he was interesting in class. In fact, most of the girls would have loved a little after-class attention from this teacher." - Francine Pascal

"Roger [Federer], he brought tennis... one level higher. Normally he toys with everybody. With all respect to other players, he does whatever he wants on the court against them. It's incredible what kind of game he can play." - Marat Safin

"By experience", says Roger Ascham, "we find out a short way by a long wandering." Not seldom that long wandering unfits us for further travel, and of what use is our experience to us then?" - Thomas Hardy

"Inherited Will, The Destiny of the Age, and The Dreams of the People. As long as people continue to pursue the meaning of Freedom, these things will never cease to be!" - Gol D. Roger" - Eiichiro Oda

"This is a woman you've known less than twelve hours. It took you a year to pick out a couch, but you're seriously-" "Yes," Roger said. "She's the one." - Jennifer Crusie

"I totally ignore people who criticize me for coming to Israel, including whats-his-name [Roger Waters]. If he were to contact me, I would tell him to tell it where the sun don't shine." - Ian Gillan

"Somebody said, 'Roger doesn't know how to spend money.' And I thought, 'I don't spend money because I don't have it!' If I had it, I could spend money! That's about the only time I was told that!" - Roger Corman

"A pacifist male is a contradiction in terms. Most self-described "pacifists" are not pacific; they simply assume false colors. When the wind changes, they hoist the Jolly Roger." - Robert A Heinlein

"To me I just, I'm a geek when it comes to cinematographers . And when it comes to Robert and when it comes to someone like Roger Deakins who shot Prisoners and he shot Jarhead." - Jake Gyllenhaal

"I'm wondering if the Roger Ailes scandal in which more than 20 women have come forward accusing him of sexual harassment is going to affect that narrative that's directed against Hillary [Clinton] and her husband pertaining to his infidelities." - Terry Gross

"Certainly I would like to have some of the qualities of other players and obviously from Roger Federer. But believe me, there are plenty of other abilities that are important, particularly mindset and strength." - Rafael Nadal

"Bill and Hillary will spend Easter with her brothers Hugh and Tony and Roger Clinton. They have a family ritual at all holiday dinners. After they sit down, they hold hands, close their eyes, and get their stories straight." - Argus Hamilton

"One was Donald Trump said he didn't think Megyn Kelly had been fair to him. But he also talked about Fox's response to this. And multiple sources have said that this was authored by Roger Ailes himself." - Ryan Grim

"Roger Ailes said, we learned from a secret back channel that the ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president." - Michel Martin

"Leaving golf aside for the moment, I'd choose Roger Federer as a sporting role model, Muhammad Ali for a sporting and non-sporting role model and Nelson Mandela as a true and lasting inspiration." - Rory Mcilroy

"Roger tried to find out all about her: he wanted, in one brief hour, to make up for a lifetime of non-acquaintance, a lifetime for all practical purposes wasted." - Jack Vance

"We are sufficiently at the mercy of machines, Roger; if our music must necessarily be mechanical, then it is time for us to throw in the sponge, and abandon all hope for the future of humanity." - Jack Vance

"Roger doesn't have the right at present to tell me what to do with my life, although he believes that he does. And he'll not ruin my career, although lately he's been trying to." - David Gilmour

"A pacifist male is a contradiction in terms. Most self-described pacifists are not pacific; they simply assume false colors. When the wind changes, they hoist the Jolly Roger." - Robert A Heinlein

"I went in a round of the Domain on Saturday morning in a rally car. At the start of it, I was asked if I felt scared. I said, 'certainly not, I have been working with Roger for years'." - David Lange

"This will be my first Grand Slam final without Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic on the other side of the net, but I don't think being the more experienced player will make much difference to my approach." - Andy Murray

"Everybody likes to say that Roger Federer is the Greatest Player of all time because its so nice to watch him play...but you have got to throw in Nadal's Mind as well...and That's the GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!!" - Rafael Nadal

"We have to go about our business. Certainly, we'd love to have Roger aboard. There's no doubt about it. We also understand his thought process, what he's going through to try to make this decision." - Tim Purpura

"I think that in some ways everybody is like Roger. Everybody thinks that when their friends have a problem, that they know the answer and that it's much easier to analyze the problems of other people than your own." - Jennifer Beals

"Last time I was starstruck was when I met Roger Federer. He is one of the few athletes that I really look up to - incredibly talented both on and off the track and a great role model for tennis." - Henrik Lundqvist

"Roger Clemens is one of the most wonderful men I've ever known. I loved him very much... still love him to this day. He treated me like a princess." - Mindy Mccready

"The big turning point, really, was the Beatles' influence on American folk music, and then Roger took it to the next step, and then along came the Lovin' Spoonful and everybody else." - Barry Mcguire

"One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me - I might have been killed." - Freddie Mercury

"The only guys I like watching these days are Roger Gracie, Marcelo Garcia, Kron and a few others. Those guys finish and go for submissions. They don't hold the sleeves and stall for ten minutes." - Relson Gracie

"Roger Fry is painting me. It is too like me at present, but he is confident he will be able to alter that. Post-Impressionism is at present confined to my lower lip... and to my chin." - E M Forster

"And when Roger talks about the frightened ones running away from the bombs, I immediately thought of my days when I was young and I had to wear these gas masks." - Gerald Scarfe

"But you know, really, if you think about it Roger and I and all critics really have one absolute essential part of our credentials and that is that you believe that that is actually what we think." - Gene Siskel

"The only actor who I think probably might have possibly taken a swing at me if he could have would be Burt Reynolds. He used to call Roger and me the Bruise Brothers, out of Chicago." - Gene Siskel

"There's a long tradition - certainly with country, but in all kinds of genres of music - to have humorous lyrics. Certainly with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and, if you look at country, Roger Miller and Jim Stafford." - Rick Moranis



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