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Harold Ramis

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Good Mecca Remains

Chicago still remains a Mecca of the Midwest - people from both coasts are kind of amazed how good life is in Chicago and what a good culture we've got. You can have a pretty wonderful artistic life and never leave Chicago.

- Harold Ramis

Big Knew Brando

Acting is all about big hair and funny props... All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it.

- Harold Ramis

Big Some Films

Films are big hits when they touch a lot of people. Things are not funny in a vacuum, they're funny because we respond to some personal dislocation, some embarrassment, some humiliation, some pain we've suffered, or some desire we have.

- Harold Ramis

Crystal Telling Billy

Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh. He's got 30 years on stage... there's no telling him what's funny.

- Harold Ramis

Doing Play De Niro

'Analyze This' is a good movie because Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal are really good. But without the material to put on the play, of course, they couldn't be good. For me, it starts with the writing. I always think that the writer is doing the vast majority of the director's work, in a sense.

- Harold Ramis

My Life Big Almost

I feel a big obligation to the audience, almost in a moral sense, to say something useful. If I'm going to spend a year of my life on these things, I want something that I feel that strongly about.

- Harold Ramis

Candy Pretty Lot

I had a lot of fun working with John Candy. We had a pretty good rapport.

- Harold Ramis

Own Movie Everyone Else

First and foremost, you have to make the movie for yourself. And that's not to say, to hell with everyone else, but what else have you got to go on but your own taste and judgment?

- Harold Ramis

Questions Want Behind

A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.

- Harold Ramis

Small Audience Films

As much as we'd like to believe that our work is great and that we're infallible, we're not. Hollywood movies are made for the audience. These are not small European art films we're making.

- Harold Ramis

Chevy Been Very

If Chevy Chase had not been an actor, he might have been a very popular guy in advertising, or whatever field he would have gone into, because of his charisma.

- Harold Ramis

Woman Trend Used

I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along. I don't believe in anything. I'd seen mediums and readers.

- Harold Ramis

Success Childhood How

How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.

- Harold Ramis

Think Never Fart

I'd like to think I'd never do a gratuitous fart joke.

- Harold Ramis

Play Everyone Refusal

My characters aren't losers. They're rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules.

- Harold Ramis

Work Always Director

I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work.

- Harold Ramis

Spirit Happen Spirit World

I believe things happen that can't be explained, but so many people seem intent on explaining them. Everyone has an answer for them. Either aliens or things from the spirit world.

- Harold Ramis

Beauty Deal About

Life doesn't care about your vision. Stuff happens, and you've just got to deal with it. You roll with it; that's the beauty of it all.

- Harold Ramis

Self-Confidence Never Some

I never work just to work. It's some combination of laziness and self-respect.

- Harold Ramis

Thought Been Weeks

There was a moment when we were casting 'Groundhog Day' when Bill Murray was not at the top of my list. He'd been getting crankier and crankier. By the end of 'Ghostbusters II', he was pretty cranky. I thought, 'Do I want to put up with this for twelve weeks?'

- Harold Ramis