Top Animation Quotes

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1. "With our collective shock, what we saw seemed to be frozen into a state of suspended animation. Indelibly etched into our memories in terror, forever! My life was in slow motion, it was as if I was no longer in my body and this was a rather bad dream! It is almost impossible to describe with words what I saw, but I will try. This very experience is the one that has continued to shake me awake during the dense night of my lifetime."
Author: Alfred Nestor
2. "Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived...Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here."
Author: Anne Lamott
3. "Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s."
Author: Annette Funicello
4. "I have coded my colors! I have the code of my creativity. My creation has inception that perception alone has progression in anticipation. I yield my creation. I create the animation that perfections alone in dominations has inventions ofmy creation. I give life practicality! My practical creativity I give life to all. The tactical creature all invent the artifact's venture as nature doeth creature with practice. In mother nature I venture with the creature to reveal the inventor of practice in all nature. the latest creativity is not the final of novelty, be passionately creative and creatively communicative."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
5. "Acting is a plum gig, and then animation is an even more plum gig."
Author: Aziz Ansari
6. "Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can't create it if you don't have one."
Author: Brad Bird
7. "Unlike other voice-over situations which are done in a recording studio, Roger Rabbit was live action and animation combined, and there was a time factor, so my voice was recorded live on the set. So I'm on the set rehearsing and recording my voice as a performance with the other actors, and they're all wearing costumes, and it made sense to me."
Author: Charles Fleischer
8. "The Colorman slid off the morgue slab to the cold floor. Bullets pooped from his wounds and plopped on the stone as he limped naked around the room looking for something to wear. All the dead were either naked, too ripe, or too tall for him to use their clothes, so he settled on a white mortician's coat that trailed out behind him as he went. The morgue attendant pretended not to see him as he passed, figuring that a spontaneous reanimation would require paperwork that he did not wish to fill out."
Author: Christopher Moore
9. "But probably for the last ten years or so, I've been fitting in animation work into my other projects."
Author: Dave Rowntree
10. "Yes, actually. Animation's a very easy thing to watch on tour."
Author: Dave Rowntree
11. "One of the defining things about my career on camera is I like to play different characters. That gets difficult to do. People don't trust you to do something different. In animation, it's all about trust and how far can you go away from yourself. It's a really marvelous environment that's extremely creative."
Author: Diedrich Bader
12. "Doing animation is closer to pretending than anything else you get to do. It's much more like when you're a kid putting on a character."
Author: Diedrich Bader
13. "When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry."
Author: Don Bluth
14. "I don't know if I really watched any Disney animation as a kid."
Author: Emilie De Ravin
15. "Ah! you are come, are you, Edgar Linton?' she said, with angry animation. 'You are one of those things that are ever found when least wanted, and when you are wanted, never! I suppose we shall have plenty of lamentations now - I see we shall - but they can't keep me from my narrow home out yonder: my resting-place, where I'm bound before spring is over! There it is: not among the Lintons, mind, under the chapel-roof, but in the open air, with a head-stone; and you may please yourself whether you go to them or come to me!"
Author: Emily Brontë
16. "Alexia's books called this end of the vampire life cycle dissanimation. Alexia, who thought the action astoundingly similar to a soufflé going flat, decided at that moment to call it the Grand Collapse."
Author: Gail Carriger
17. "My brothers were the ones who taught me about mythology and storytelling, and showed me how to do stop-motion animation."
Author: Geoffrey S. Fletcher
18. "Animation is a technique, not a genre."
Author: Gore Verbinski
19. "My respect for animators and animation directors has gone way, way up and it is just not something you can phone in."
Author: Gore Verbinski
20. "Nothing's occurring in animation - you manufacture everything."
Author: Gore Verbinski
21. "[on the future of hand-drawn animation] I'm actually not that worried. I wouldn't give up on it completely. Once in a while there are strange, rich people who like to invest in odd things. You're going to have people in the corners of garages making cartoons to please themselves. And I'm more interested in those people than I am in big business."
Author: Hayao Miyazaki
22. "I think 2-D animation disappeared from Disney because they made so many uninteresting films. They became very conservative in the way they created them. It's too bad. I thought 2-D and 3-D could coexist happily."
Author: Hayao Miyazaki
23. "If [hand-drawn animation] is a dying craft, we can't do anything about it. Civilization moves on. Where are all the fresco painters now? Where are the landscape artists? What are they doing now? The world is changing. I have been very fortunate to be able to do the same job for 40 years. That's rare in any era."
Author: Hayao Miyazaki
24. "Any type of animation, it could be really super crude or very sophisticated, it doesn't mean anything if we don't make this point in this shot, this one here and this one here. There's the saying, 'One shot, one thought.' It's pretty much a true way to go."
Author: Henry Selick
25. "When the ship approached the equator, I stopped going out on deck in the daytime. The sun burned like a flame. The days had shortened and night came swiftly. One moment it was light, the next it was dark. The sun did not set but fell into the water like a meteor. Late in the evening, when I went out briefly, a hot wind slapped my face. From the ocean came a roar of passions that seemed to have broken through all barriers:'We mus procreate and multiply! We must exhaust all the powers of lust!' The waves glowed like lava, and I imagined I could see multitudes of living beings - algae, whales, sea monsters - reveling in an orgy, from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Immortality was the law here. The whole planet raged with animation. At times, I heard my name in the clamor: the spirit of the abyss calling me to join them in their nocturnal dance. ("Hanka")"
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
26. "Much like books, she could tell how voiceless things had provided a brand of companionship more compatible to his nature than human friendship had ever been. These things, locked in their inanimate ways, fed him ideas, she thought. They whispered their tales to him through unmoving lips and he listened, opening himself to their world so much more than any normal passerby. That much was evident in the way he'd taken the photos, as if he'd caught each soulless thing in a candid moment of secret animation. Like they'd sensed him coming and so turned themselves his way because they knew that he held the power to translate their silence into words."
Author: Kelly Creagh
27. "So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team."
Author: Kenneth Branagh
28. "I love doing the voice of Batman because of the quality of the animation. The music is particularly incredible. Another bonus is getting the opportunity to work with some very respected actors who do not usually do voice work."
Author: Kevin Conroy
29. "There was a Japanese TV set in front of us. There were Japanese TV sets all over the prison. They were like portholes on an ocean liner. The passengers were in a state of suspended animation until the big ship got where it was going. But anytime they wanted, the passengers could look through a porthole and see the real world out there.Life was like an ocean liner to a lot of people who weren't in prison, too, of course. And their TV sets were portholes through which they could look while doing nothing, to see all the World was doing with no help from them.Look at it go!"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
30. "What we were in on, really, was the invention of animation."
Author: Marc Davis
31. "I love animation, I really do, but I don't do it for the children."
Author: Mario Cantone
32. "In terms of writing characters or stories, at least initially, there's no difference between live-action and animation. A good story is a good story, whatever the medium."
Author: Michael Arndt
33. "The rest of the question-and-answer period was pretty standard stuff, with a few hardballs thrown in just to keep things interesting. Where did the senator stand on the death penalty? Given that most corpses tended to get up and try to eat folks, he didn't see it as a productive pursuit. What was his opinion on public health care? Failure to keep people healthy enough to stay alive bordered on criminal negligence. Was he prepared to face the ongoing challenges of disaster preparedness? After the mass reanimations following the explosions in San Diego, he couldn't imagine any presidency surviving without improved disaster planning."
Author: Mira Grant
34. "I was always into cartoons and animation."
Author: Nonito Donaire
35. "I grew up, obviously, watching tons of animation; Saturday morning cartoons or anything that we could get our hands on. And then when 'The Simpsons' premiered, that just kind of changed the landscape of everything. We hadn't had prime time animations since 'The Flintstones.'"
Author: Rachael MacFarlane
36. "Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art."
Author: Ralph Bakshi
37. "Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure."
Author: Ralph Bakshi
38. "I miss animation very passionately. Not continuously, but every once in a while I would die to do another film."
Author: Ralph Bakshi
39. "My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come."
Author: Ravi Shankar
40. "And what, you ask, does writing teach us?First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is gift and a privilege, not a right. We must earn life once it has been awarded us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation.So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all."
Author: Ray Bradbury
41. "I brought in the stories many times. I don't just do animation."
Author: Ray Harryhausen
42. "False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports."
Author: Richard Burton
43. "My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military."
Author: Smedley Butler
44. "Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits."
Author: Susan Sontag
45. "I usually have 10 different animation projects going at a time."
Author: Tara Strong
46. "I'm in love with kid's stories and animation."
Author: Toni Braxton
47. "Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation."
Author: Walt Disney Company
48. "Lasseter and his Pixar team had the first half of the movie ready to screen by November 1993, so they brought it down to Burbank to show to Katzenberg and other Disney executives. Peter Schneider, the head of feature animation, had never been enamored of Katzenberg's idea of having outsiders make animation for Disney, and he declared it a mess and ordered that production be stopped. Katzenberg agreed. "Why is this so terrible?" he asked a colleague, Tom Schumacher. "Because it's not their movie anymore," Schumacher bluntly replied. He later explained, "They were following Katzenberg's notes,"
Author: Walter Isaacson
49. "'Aladdin' was probably my favorite Disney animation when I was a kid. The animation was great and Robin Williams was unbelievable as the Genie. 'Aladdin' was an amazing adventure and the lead character was a hero for guys, which I loved. It wasn't a princess or a girl beating the odds; it was a street rat. That seemed really cool to me."
Author: Zachary Levi
50. "I'm interested in animation. I actually feel like I've learned so much about the process how to make an animated movie."
Author: Zack Snyder

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