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Some Exercise Yoga

If I'm at home, I get up around 7:30. If I have time, I like to do some exercise. My current favourite is 'hot' yoga. If I'm filming, I will go to the office or set, and then take meetings.

- Alison Owen

Stories Still Constant

Human nature stays the same, the one thing that stays constant, like death and taxes. And people still want good stories!

- Alison Owen

Read College London

I went to University College London and read English literature, then realised if you were interested in story and narrative, film was the way to go.

- Alison Owen

Father Generation Waitress

When my parents met, my mother was a waitress and my father was a dockyard worker. They were part of that post-war better-yourself generation, so they both went to night school.

- Alison Owen

University Very Rocker

I was a little punk rocker and was pregnant with Sarah when I went to university. I had her in the Christmas holidays of the first term. It was 1979, and UCL was very proud of its reputation as a liberal university, so they were very helpful.

- Alison Owen

Want Idea Particularly

When you want to transcribe an idea truthfully from the page to the screen, it is not necessarily best to be particularly literal about it. It can be hard to convince people, specifically writers, of that.

- Alison Owen

Everybody Filming Awful

It is really awful to be filming and not know if you can pay everybody.

- Alison Owen

Will May Woman

Really, I am entirely material driven. If a project appeals to me, I will try to find the right writer and director. And that may be someone I've worked with before, or it may not. It may be a woman, or it may not.

- Alison Owen

Subject Woman Considering

With 'Suffragette,' I felt that a female writer would be good, and considering the subject matter, who would be better to write the script than Abi Morgan? She was the first choice, and she happens to be a woman.

- Alison Owen

Substance Container

The Internet is a container, not a substance.

- Alison Owen

Movies Our Death

To say the Internet is the death of books and movies is like saying someone invented a new, more efficient kind of cup and it heralds the death of coffee - a new improved form of carrying something, which is essentially what the Internet is, should be helpful to our business.

- Alison Owen

Going Tent Fed

People didn't suddenly wake up one morning and unanimously say 'I'm fed up with midbudget dramas. I'm only going to see action tent poles from now on!'

- Alison Owen

TV Compete YouTube

YouTube clips get millions, billions of hits. Reality TV programs have their own channels. How can movies attempt to compete with these kinds of numbers? And do we even need to? Are we scaring ourselves by unnecessary comparisons, by not comparing apples with apples?

- Alison Owen

Admired Eastwood Frank

John Lee Hancock is someone that I had admired from afar. I think he is a wonderful director... in the tradition I would say both of Clint Eastwood and Frank Capra.

- Alison Owen

Want Work Tom

Well, who wouldn't want to work with Tom Hanks?

- Alison Owen

Been Though Mostly

Movies began as a communal experience. Even though we now watch them as DVD's, sometimes alone on our computers, mostly in the history of cinema it has been a communal experience.

- Alison Owen

Figure Participation

Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out - because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience.

- Alison Owen

Want Interesting Darth

The most interesting characters keep us hooked. Not likeable ones! Iago, Shylock, Darth Vader - are they likeable? Do you want to invite them to dinner?

- Alison Owen

Love Two Love Story

In a recession, people want to be told for two hours that everything is going to be OK. They want to escape from their humdrum or painful reality into a feel-good drama, or a love story that transcends their daily life.

- Alison Owen

Big Human Condition

Audiences like to be made to feel that there is a world where things go right: where big emotions can happen and yet feel safe. This is why there is a constant tension in Hollywood between studios who want happy endings and writers who want to explore the human condition. There is a time and a place for both!

- Alison Owen

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Doing Away Cut

I did four movies where I gained, like, fifty pounds. I had curly hair, and I had all of this facial hair. I had put on all this weight for these movies, and I did four or five of them back-to-back. Then I cut the weight and I got fit again. I cut my beard and I took away the mustache, and people were like, 'What are you doing?'

- A. J. Bowen

Think Like Doing

When you boil down the real facts and statistics of what carbon dioxide is doing to this planet... to not feel like you have to do something... I don't think you're human.

- A. J. Buckley

Doing Woman Nearly

It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.

- A. N. Wilson

Doing Hope Anything Else

I suppose if I'd got a brilliant first and done research I might still be a don today, but I hope not. People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.

- A. N. Wilson

Doing Because Else

People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.

- A. N. Wilson

Doing Composers Classical

I grew up on Bach and Beethoven, and now I'm listening to more modern composers who I can't even name. But since I'm constantly doing music, it's difficult to have that quality time to listen to music and do classical stuff.

- A. R. Rahman

Doing While Out

I like to see a film and then start scoring it in my mind while doing something unrelated. You just grasp a film and start working, and something unpredictable comes out from a third element. The mind, the more active it is, the more productive it is.

- A. R. Rahman

Figure Participation

Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out - because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience.

- Alison Owen

Doing Figure Participation

The greatest filmmakers are not the ones who put everything in; they're the ones who can figure things to leave out, and in doing so, invite your participation.

- Alison Owen

Grow Legacy Participation

Triathlon is a sport where the legacy is obvious. Anyone can do it; there are loads you can do. It is a massive participation sport. You can do it as a challenge, for charity or whatever. I believe it will continue to grow, and I will look forward to that happening.

- Alistair Brownlee

Over Woman Participation

As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.

- Angela Davis

Act Itself Participation

Participation in and of itself is an act against hopelessness. Speaking up is a gesture against hopelessness.

- Anohni

Yes Ashamed Participation

Yes, I'm ashamed of my participation as a taxpayer in American drone bombing.

- Anohni

Conference Participation

On April 19 1943, the Bermuda conference gathered, with the participation of representatives from Britain and the United States, in order to discuss saving the Jews of Europe. In fact, the participants did everything in their power to avoid dealing with the problem.

- Ariel Sharon

Love Figure Circumstances

My philosophy on love is that if it is The One, whatever the circumstances are, you'll figure it out. There's nothing too difficult to overcome.

- Greg Poehler

Figure Grounds Instantly

You know that being a public figure is instantly grounds for prosecution.

- Martin Shkreli

Very Figure Lulled

You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested. It's very easy to get lulled.

- Martin Short

Figure Old Musical

My old man Shorty was a huge figure in my musical life.

- Rickey Medlocke

Want Book Figure

I don't know what I want to do. There are people who want me to do things. There's a possible book. There are lots of things to consider. I just have to figure out what I want to do. I'm not one to sit around and do nothing.

- Valerie Simpson

Figure View Frankly

You know, frankly speaking, money just doesn't figure largely in my world view.

- Norman Finkelstein

Before Figure Musical

When you shoot a musical, you're shooting to lipsynch tracks, so we had to figure out our choreography and work out what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.

- Norman Jewison