Top 349 Shooting Quotes

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“I’ve always been able to get into the box, but in the past, I’d been very rash in my finishing; I wasn’t clear with what I was doing in the final third. When it came to shooting, I was very rushed. I wasn’t hitting the ball cleanly.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“I just got really into this one girl on Instagram and had her paint little pineapples on my nails during shooting.”

― Abbi Jacobson

“Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.”

― Abbie Hoffman

“I got dumped off ‘The Iron Lady’ a month before they started shooting, and then they brought two new writers on. Then I was brought back on again. I’m just a bit of a rubber ball. I just bounce back.”

― Abi Morgan

“I guess I’m used to TV where we don’t really rehearse. You block it out, and then you just start shooting.”

― Adam Scott

“While shooting for ‘Kaatru Veliyidai,’ I was living my childhood dream of working with my favourite director. It was surreal and thrilling at the same time.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“Shooting in Japan was one of the best working experiences of my entire life.”

― Aidy Bryant

“I really like shooting in real locations.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“Once I finish shooting a film, I usually sit on it to see how we can make it better.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post, it turned into a different movie.”

― Alan Taylor

“Shooting the webisodes was hilarious. It was at the very, very end of ‘Battlestar’ as we know it.”

― Alessandro Juliani

“At its best, a live show is completely transcendent. The image I get is breaking through glass or shooting out into the free zone.”

― Alex Ebert

“The first draft of ‘Ex Machina’ is extremely different than the finished film. That would be like 10% of the original draft stayed into the shooting script.”

― Alex Garland

“Bette Midler is this sort of laser-precise whirlwind. We only worked together for two days, but her precision, before even shooting, was remarkable.”

― Alex Lawther

“When I’m shooting, I don’t care who the star is. I have an actor playing a part, and I’m serving the script, not serving anyone’s career.”

― Alexander Payne

“I was shooting for ‘Bobby Jasoos’ when I was offered ‘Khamoshiyan.’”

― Ali Fazal

“Kurt Russell… he is a bloody legend. I have idolised him, and to chill with him on the sets while shooting was an incredible experience.”

― Ali Fazal

“I’m currently shooting ‘Ava’s Possessions,’ which is a really fun movie about a woman who gets possessed by a demon. I call it ‘Memento’ meets ‘The Exorcist.’”

― Alysia Reiner

“In the NBA, there is a guy guarding you, and you really have to try shooting over him.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“I was in Hyderabad shooting for a Telugu film with Mahesh Babu when Aamir called, saying he wanted me to play the widow Jwala in ‘Mangal Pandey.’”

― Amisha Patel

“It’s always challenging when you’re shooting a film. Shooting things out of order and keeping continuity on all levels is always for me the most challenging thing.”

― Amy Adams

“I use this method to bring emotion into my performance. I recite my lines in English first, and then switch back to the original lines when shooting begins.”

― Amy Jackson

“When I’m not shooting, I like to spend time with friends and family.”

― Amy Jackson

“I actually didn’t find too many differences between B-town and the south. The difference lies in the temperature. I was shooting when it was 45 degrees Celsius in Chennai; Mumbai is cooler.”

― Amy Jackson

“When I’m shooting a film, I don’t look at playback. I don’t go and do a scene and then hurry up and watch what I just did. I never look at it so I haven’t seen any of it.”

― Andre Benjamin

“One thing I learnt was that you don’t have to spend all day shooting: you can get it done in half an hour if you’re that talented as a cameraman.”

― Aneurin Barnard

“What I end up shooting is the situation. I shoot the composition and my subject is going to help the composition or not.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn’t get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn’t get along.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“I love the digital camera because it makes shooting easier and economical. I shoot fast, and I can shoot a lot. I shoot rehearsal; I just keep on shooting nonstop.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I shoot reality-based movies, and in actual locations, shooting them with a star is next to impossible.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I did buy an electric guitar while shooting ‘Split.’”

― Anya Taylor-Joy

“Meditation is a great way to keep my body well-centered while juggling shooting schedules and recording sessions.”

― Ariana Grande

“My granddad passed away a month before I started shooting for ‘Ishaqzaade,’ and my mom died just before the film’s release, both within a year of each other.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“I am the kind who is always on time while shooting.”

― Ashish Sharma

“Working on television is much more stressful than working for a movie. The pace of work is relaxed while shooting a movie.”

― Ashish Sharma

“On shooting days, I have all my accessories, and I style the final look.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that.”

― Atom Egoyan

“When you were a stock player, you worked on anything that was shooting on the lot in any capacity.”

― Barbara Hale

“Every single director-actor I talked to, from Warren Beatty to Clint Eastwood to George Clooney, said the biggest mistake they made is not shooting enough footage of themselves.”

― Ben Affleck

“In a very real sense, all you do when you’re shooting film or television is you shoot a scene, and then you shoot another scene, and then you shoot another scene.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“I really tried to get comfortable with the notion of shooting digital on ‘Foxcatcher’ and just couldn’t. I shot many tests and experimented with all sorts of techniques to manipulate it into a place that worked for us, but it just didn’t happen.”

― Bennett Miller

“To shoot a gun proficiently, including speed shooting, is much less of a skill than typing.”

― Bernhard Goetz

“I record a podcast, ‘Shondaland Revealed,’ every week while we are shooting.”

― Betsy Beers

“I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens.”

― Bill Cunningham

“Actually shooting a 3-D movie is not different at all than making a 2-D one. You never really notice that you’re making a 3-D movie. The terminology used around the set is a little bit different, but other than that, you’d never know.”

― Billy Burke

“In 2016, I was pretty green. I was budding. Some flowers were shooting off.”

― Borns

“I was shooting a bikini promotion in Mahe in the Seychelles in 1980 when there was a military coup and I, along with a roomful of other people, ended up being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint in a windowless room with no ventilation for 36 hours.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“Perhaps the most difficult thing is shooting scenes set 6,000 feet up in the mountains of Mexico.”

― Bruce Beresford

“Shooting in Los Angeles is always pleasant and comfortable. Shooting in New York is like being on ‘Survivor.’”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“When we’re shooting, I’m in producer mode.”

― Bryan Cogman

“I’m not an NRA member, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t appreciate shooting blanks out of a machine gun.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“I was in Deadwood at the time and on hearing of the killing made my way at once to the scene of the shooting and found that my friend had been killed by McCall.”

― Calamity Jane

“There are times where we are shooting a TV show, and it goes very fast. But everybody has this freedom to still be artists.”

― Carly Chaikin

“Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“To admit that you’re shooting for the stars – that you’re allowed to do that, that it’s not shameful – that to me is very vulnerable.”

― Catherine Reitman

“We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men’s crapper of the local bar.”

― Charles Bukowski

“Most feature films are 35-40 shooting days.”

― Charles Dance

“In terms of ‘The Discovery’ being a Netflix Original, they actually came on once we had already started shooting.”

― Charlie McDowell

“I can do a lot more by shooting from outside, score inside, penetrate, and make opportunities for others.”

― Chauncey Billups

“When I’m filming, I try to get a facial two weeks before I start shooting and then again once I’ve wrapped. On set they tend to use a lot of make-up, so I like to prepare my skin right before, and then unclog all my pores right after.”

― Chelan Simmons

“We’re shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America.”

― Chester Bennington

“I hadn’t read comics really before coming in to shooting the original ‘Thor.’ During that and beforehand, I read stacks and got my head around it all. We reference, especially when we were putting the script together before we started shooting, other stories.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“It’s a different thing shooting for 10 weeks in India as opposed to on a set on stage pretending you’re in India.”

― Chris Kattan

“I don’t really differentiate from big-time college basketball to any other kind of basketball. It’s basketball. It’s fundamentals and defense and shooting – they’re all the same.”

― Chris Mullin

“I guess I get the most notoriety from my shooting. But I like passing and movement, making the game easy.”

― Chris Mullin

“I missed big free throws. I had terrible shooting nights. I had games where I had 13 turnovers.”

― Chris Mullin

“Shooting is a skill you can develop. It’s repetition and confidence.”

― Chris Mullin

“I find it really hard to even read another script while shooting.”

― Chris Pine

“Nothing is cut while I’m shooting. I edit between nine months and a year, and usually have around 80 hours of footage I have to get down to an 82-minute movie.”

― Christopher Guest

“Every episode of ‘True Blood’ is like shooting a low budget feature.”

― Christopher Heyerdahl

“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.”

― Christopher Morley

“When you are shooting action, there is a satisfying thing because your objectives are very clear.”

― Clive Owen

“I left ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and jumped right onto an episode of ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ the TV show. I wrapped, and the next day I was on set shooting ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’”

― Cobie Smulders

“I hope I’m still shooting when I’m 80.”

― Conrad Hall

“I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.”

― Conrad Hall

“They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.”

― Cornelia Funke

“I recently had a few days off while shooting a movie in Budapest, so I took a cab from the set to the airport, looked at the departure board, and decided where I wanted to go right then and there. I spent four days in Rome and didn’t tell anyone I was going.”

― Cory Monteith

“When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun.”

― Craig Bruce

“I’m shooting a pilot based on my show. It’s a one-camera show. I play myself.”

― Dane Cook

“Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don’t blow out of proportion, is very liberating.”

― Daniel Craig

“I’m either shooting nine grams of coke a day or spending two hours at the gym. There’s no middle ground.”

― Dave Navarro

“Not everybody’s interested in shooting.”

― David Cage

“And I love shooting football.”

― David Fincher

“For a two-hour movie on a 20-day shooting schedule, it’s O.K. to have an actor who’s a pain in the neck.”

― David L. Wolper

“Shooting a fight is like shooting any other scene. You have to tell a story using a very specific choreography.”

― David Leitch

“I still shoot film. I like what film does, how it renders things, Also, when I’m shooting from the air, I want to have as large a negative as I can.”

― David Maisel

“I think my biggest break though came probably on Patriot Games because it was the biggest, longest second unit up to that point. It was like five months of shooting and a huge crew.”

― David R. Ellis

“When I was 16, I made some little 35mm documentaries about the poor in London. I went round Notting Hill, which was a real slum in the 1950s, shooting film.”

― David Suchet

“Working on ‘Dexter’ is like shooting one big movie every year.”

― David Zayas

“In scoring we have a lot that was not evident in the shooting. The radio is on all the time.”

― Debbie Allen

“I was in Mauritius, shooting for ‘Break Ke Baad,’ and I went for skydiving. It was a life-changing experience. Travelling, dancing, and reading are my other pastimes.”

― Deepika Padukone

“One thing I’ve really never had a problem with was memorizing lines. Most of the time I don’t memorize the lines until we’re on the set shooting the scene.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Television moves fast, and you don’t have the indulgences you have when you’re shooting movies of so many takes because there are tight deadlines.”

― Dev Patel

“There’s still a lot of athletes in the NBA, but shooters are very valuable. I take a lot of pride shooting, so I feel like it’s going to be big for me.”

― Devin Booker

“It’s all about having fun and shooting something that you like. Where it goes afterwards is up to the movie gods.”

― Devon Bostick

“While shooting for ‘Kodi’ at Pollachi, I got this new idea for ‘VIP 2’.”

― Dhanush

“Growing up in Arizona, I love fireworks, shooting off bottle rockets and M80s.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I have learnt sketching, drawing, singing, dancing, rifle shooting, paragliding.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Using the right of veto would be shooting the Americans in the back.”

― Dominique de Villepin

“For me, shooting, editing, and scoring rely on rhythm.”

― Donnie Yen

“That’s why ‘The Bourne Identity’ has that sort of shaky style, because for the most part, Matt Damon and I were sneaking around Paris and shooting where we didn’t have permits.”

― Doug Liman

“I fought in Korea, front line. I knew who the enemy were. The enemy were the people who were firing at me. And shooting at me.”

― Douglas Wilder

“When Carpenter was shooting ‘Vampires’ in New Mexico when I was living there, I desperately tried to get a job working on that film, and I couldn’t. So my first job as a PA was on a CBS movie of the week that was shooting next door, and whenever I could, I would sneak over so I could watch.”

― Drew Goddard

“People working in films are somewhat like gypsies: we move from set to set and spent weeks, sometimes even longer working while shooting a film. Right from the spot boys to the make-up guys and cast and crew, we become a kind of family.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“I was a little geeky kid anyway. If I wasn’t shooting little stop-animation films, then I was playing computer games or Dungeons & Dragons.”

― Duncan Jones

“Let’s create a regime that makes sale of bullets to anybody not licensed to carry a gun illegal, makes resale illegal, micro-stamps bullets so they can be traced. No Second Amendment issues here. This would have a remarkable impact on both violence and the capacity to solve shooting crimes.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“Fencing and shooting kind of came naturally. From the start, I knew that I had it in me.”

― Elodie Clouvel

“We’re used to shooting our own stuff on our cellphones. We’re used to capturing everything.”

― Eloise Mumford

“When I heard about how big a star Puneeth Rajkumar is, I was anxious about working with him. It was only after we began shooting that I realized how chilled-out and down-to-earth he actually is. We worked hard on the set but also had fun doing so.”

― Erica Fernandes

“I’m a tomboy. I love shooting guns and running around.”

― Eva Longoria

“I grew up on a ranch with my father, so he educated us really early on about guns. We used to go target shooting all the time.”

― Eva Longoria

“Unfortunately, the public might not know that we get a script usually two days before shooting. So sometimes I’m shooting an episode and don’t even know how it’s going to end because I haven’t read that yet.”

― Fisher Stevens

“We actually started shooting the ‘Mockingjay’ movies before ‘Catching Fire’ was released.”

― Francis Lawrence

“I love it when, after a day of shooting, I’m so exhausted that my bones hurt.”

― Franka Potente

“As kids, we have all handled shot guns. From there on, there is no transition. It stays in the toy box. The idea is to get the transition and bridge the gap between the toy box and the shooting range.”

― Gagan Narang

“I have a million funny ideas for sketches, but I don’t want to spend tens of thousands of dollars shooting them.”

― Gavin McInnes

“At the end of the day, there’s not a day that goes by without a mass shooting.”

― Gavin Newsom

“I’m a crack shot and I’ve won medals for shooting. But I don’t think I could shoot a person.”

― Gene Vincent

“My method of getting a play across the footlights is like a revolver shooting: every line has a bullet in it and comes with an explosion.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Serious sport is war minus the shooting.”

― George Orwell

“Cristiano has a lot to his game – he is good in the air, his shooting is perfect, his left foot perfect, and he is more of a striker than a winger now, a No. 9.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“I’m a shooter. You don’t lose your shooting touch.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“When you’re shooting at 9 A.M. at a club, you have to use all of your acting skills.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“When I get a new script, I write a record of how many costume and make-up changes I have. I cross-check them against the shooting schedule and then consult with the hair and make-up designers.”

― Gina Bellman

“From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture.”

― Gloria Swanson

“Shooting videos is the most intense, full-body experience.”

― Grace Chatto

“Oftentimes, the only evidence left behind at the scene of a shooting are bullet shell casings.”

― Grace Meng

“On Lock, Stock, we didn’t know where the money for shooting the next day was coming from.”

― Guy Ritchie

“Actually, I had no idea what shooting hoops was or were. I thought dunking was something you did with a beignet and a cup of steaming coffee. I wasn’t exactly sure what a Knick was.”

― Hamish Bowles

“I went around Coimbatore quite often while I was shooting for Velayudham. It’s a fascinating place with a lot of energy.”

― Hansika Motwani

“When I was shooting in Pollachi, I had tried out a lot of local food, most of them I don’t remember the names of.”

― Hansika Motwani

“I get nervous when they start shooting piano players.”

― Harry Nilsson

“Everything about ‘Avunu 2’ will be many notches higher than its prequel. The sequel is scarier, and there’ll be more thrills and chills. I myself felt it when I was shooting.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“I was shooting for ‘Maaya’ when I got a call from John Abraham’s office. They told me about the film and asked if I could audition. But since I was shooting, I recorded my audition and sent them the tapes. The next thing I know, I was on board.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“Most people have already seen a cosmic collision. If you’ve seen a shooting star ever, you’ve seen a cosmic collision, because a shooting star is not a star. It’s a tiny dust or pea sized fragment of an asteroid or a comet hitting our atmosphere and burning up as it hits in, as it comes in.”

― Heidi Hammel

“You get to the rink, stretch for 10-15 minutes, go on the ice 20 minutes before practice starts and do goalie drills, practice for an hour, then stay on the ice for about 10-15 minutes to do extra shooting.”

― Henrik Lundqvist

“Brexit was a fantastic example of a nation shooting itself full in the face.”

― Hugh Grant

“Whenever some kind of mass shooting or any other kind of violent activity takes place, we kind of hold our breath until we are sure that no Muslim was involved, because we know that these incidents will be treated differently if a Muslim is involved versus if somebody of another background is involved.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“Small ball, spacing, shooting 3s, is something that everybody’s trying to do.”

― J. B. Bickerstaff

“I like to stay home. I don’t want to be away shooting in Europe for six or eight months at a stretch.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I’ve had mental errors before while not shooting the ball well and while shooting the ball well, and vice versa. So I can’t compound one on top of the other. It’s just a matter of getting out of the groove of shooting bad and just staying more locked in.”

― J. R. Smith

“This will sound really funny, but I’m so used to shooting in Hindi that shooting in English took a while to get used to.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“I’d just shoot until I got tired. I wanted to improve my outside shooting and my ball handling. I wanted to improve everything.”

― Jalen Rose

“What made us different from other westerns was the fact that ‘Gunsmoke’ wasn’t just action and a lot of shooting; they were character-study shows.”

― James Arness

“For target shooting, that’s okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that’s why we have police departments.”

― James Brady

“I had written ‘Two Lovers’ before we started shooting ‘We Own the Night.’”

― James Gray

“The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting and the writers weren’t even allowed on location.”

― James MacArthur

“I grew up with a single mother, and I wasn’t out shooting too many guns.”

― Jason Momoa

“When Jordan was averaging over 30 and shooting over 50 percent, he was doing it with less shooting on the floor for himself. He had less spacing to work with. He was going against defenses that were allowed a lot more liberties as far as physical contact, how hard they fouled, and all those things.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“’Terrible’ is not a word I would use in shooting romantic scenes with Scott Speedman.”

― Jessy Schram

“The beauty of where I’m from – this small little town called Wallburg, North Carolina – I didn’t have a TV; I was out playing ball with my dad, shooting clay pigeons.”

― Jill Wagner

“Being in the D-League, I might be able to get into a rhythm and start shooting the ball well and get some confidence and get some reps.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I’m a good putter. Like good shooters, just keep shooting. I’m just going to keep putting, and they’re going to start going in.”

― Jimmy Walker

“The lowest budget U.S. films are ten times times better than shooting in Tibet.”

― Joan Chen

“I’m vomiting days before I start shooting a new movie.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.”

― Jodie Foster

“I’m a sportsman. You know, I go out clay shooting and put three shells in.”

― Joe Manchin

“In many ways, shooting my first feature was more difficult than I had thought it would be, but it was still the most rewarding experience I have ever had.”

― Johan Renck

“I think that first-person shooter is a stable genre that’s going to be here forever, just like there are going to be driving games forever. There’s something just intrinsically rewarding about turning around a corner and shooting at something.”

― John Carmack

“When you are shooting traditional motion capture, it’s a big footprint on set. There are, like, 16 cameras that are needed and constraints over the lighting.”

― John Knoll

“’Snow White and the Huntsman’ was – I came in before they started shooting and basically worked on Charlize Theron’s character for the most part. I guess I probably worked four or five weeks on that one and stayed during production a little bit with them.”

― John Lee Hancock

“I like to rehearse and rehearse and have everything exactly calculated before we start shooting – probably to a fault.”

― John Lithgow

“We had a week off in the middle of shooting, but as soon as everyone stopped, we all went down with six different types of flu and other unmentionable diseases.”

― Johnny Vegas

“I actually auditioned for ‘Nashville’ while shooting on another project located in Boston. I had a couple weeks off from shooting and decided to go back to L.A. While I was there, my manager suggested I go in for the role on ‘Nashville.’”

― Joseph David-Jones

“From 2005 to 2010, I was exclusively shooting ‘The Act of Killing’ and then editing it.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“Nobody could dissapear to their trailer once it was up and running, you were all there on the same stage. It was 10 days of rehearsal and 10 days of shooting, which was very tiring.”

― Julian Sands

“I have a husband and two kids, and they’re usually around when I’m shooting, then I go home. We have dinner, and that’s what I’m dealing with when I go home.”

― Julianne Moore

“There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.”

― Justin Timberlake

“I dread shooting with animals. I hope I never get a script with snakes.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“It was so crazy, lucky, that ‘Defiance’ and ‘Hemlock Grove’ was shooting in Toronto at the same time. I got to be on both of them.”

― Kaniehtiio Horn

“Atmosphere on the sets of ‘YHM’ is absolutely brilliant. It’s kind of picnic always, and we have a gala time shooting together.”

― Karan Patel

“It’s always been great shooting in Kerala.”

― Karthi

“I’m definitely not drawn to shooting on a stage, I’m just not.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“I just think repetition and getting the game reps shooting the ball in games really helps, rather than just practicing. You can get game timing.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I read Pamela Colloff’s oral history about the campus shooting, ’96 Minutes,’ when it was first published, and my wheels immediately starting turning toward making a film and making it an animated re-telling.”

― Keith Maitland

“I don’t think anyone is pro-school shooting.”

― Keith Maitland

“I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting. It’s what I wanted to do, so we went.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“It just feels good when I’m shooting.”

― Kemba Walker

“When a documentary filmmaker, working in the style that I do, suggests that there has been a shooting ratio of 40 hours to every one hour of finished film, that doesn’t mean that the other 39 are bad.”

― Ken Burns

“I shoot too many shots in the summer to worry about my shooting.”

― Kenny Smith

“I’m going to keep shooting, keep getting in the gym, keep working.”

― Kevin Knox

“The submarine genre is a category with all its own rules. But shooting on water is famously tough.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“I am who I am, in terms of shooting from the hip occasionally.”

― Kevin Pietersen

“I measure myself against everybody, not just the shooting guards.”

― Khris Middleton

“I had an unbelievable experience on ’24’. We shot 198 episodes, and I was as excited about shooting the 198th as I was the first.”

― Kiefer Sutherland

“At the end of 2003, my game was complete. Shooting, defense, using the dribble, transition, midrange stuff was all there. Then it was about fine-tuning and trying to improve in each area.”

― Kobe Bryant

“I love shooting French films because I don’t have to stick with being sophisticated or stuck-up.”

― Kristin Scott Thomas

“It was nothing less than a dream come true shooting with Farah Khan.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“When I’m shooting, that’s all I do.”

― Krysten Ritter

“Shooting threes is always going to be what I do best.”

― Kyle Korver

“Shooting is all about rhythm and confidence, and sometimes those are the last things that get there.”

― Kyle Korver

“It’s frustrating when teams try to take me out. But there’s a lot of other ways to win besides shooting.”

― Kyle Korver

“Everybody is going to have tough shooting nights. It’s natural.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“Shooting a music video sometimes can be a job.”

― Kyle

“It’s a fun thing to do: Go to a shooting range with a buddy, knock off a few rounds, release stress.”

― Laurie Holden

“I am a tomboy and I love being with the boys and shooting guns and stuff.”

― Laurie Holden

“Immediately after the San Bernardino shooting, when it was unclear whether Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were motivated by a terroristic ideology, the focus of the conversation was on gun laws.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“Hollywood has a longer pre-production period and they juggle shooting schedules more carefully for each cast. In Korea, we shoot day and night without much break.”

― Lee Byung-hun

“I went through a divorce right as we were starting the show. My divorce became final right after we started shooting the first year, and during that time I was in such a low place.”

― Lee Tergesen

“Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don’t understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes.”

― Lena Headey

“When I’m shooting, it averages out at a 16-hour day. You have two deadlines everyday – lunch and wrap.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“I deal with this spiritual issue every day – either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing or having conversations – I’m in constant contact with it.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“I like to really know what every scene is about, what the text is, what the subtext is. Then I figure out how to express that when I’m shooting.”

― Lesli Linka Glatter

“I’m always thinking, ‘What next,’ even while working on one play or shooting for a film.”

― Lillete Dubey

“One of my best friends while shooting ‘Roots’ was Vic Morrow, the guy that whips Kunta.”

― Louis Gossett, Jr.

“After six, seven films, I started to get a little tired. Shooting takes a lot out of you.”

― Luc Besson

“I didn’t go out shooting for anybody in particular because I shot for everybody unparticular. I make records for Muslims, Christians, rock ‘n roll kids, skateboard kids.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“I’ve seen so many photographers rush to do books the minute they start shooting, but one great thing about photography is that the images don’t go away, so the more I sit with these images, the more I learn which ones have had the most impact.”

― Lynsey Addario

“I love shooting guns. Not at people or animals, but I love shooting blanks!”

― Maggie Q

“Once I finish shooting, I head straight home and spend time with my family. It’s only when I have to promote my films that I make public appearances.”

― Mahesh Babu

“I was shooting for ‘Bin Roy’ and ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ simultaneously.”

― Mahira Khan

“You have to keep shooting, even on tough shooting nights. You have to believe the next shot is going in.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“As a three shooter, seeing one go through the net, that’s all you need to just be shooting it confidently again.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“In 1975, I went to the Dominican Republic for eight months during the shooting of a film based on my novel ‘Captain Pantoja and the Special Service.’ It was during this period I heard and read about Trujillo.”

― Mario Vargas Llosa

“Shooting stuff on horseback is more complicated and time consuming than anything else.”

― Mark Addy

“When you’re shooting a movie that’s not necessarily a huge budget, you have to think about what you can leave out and still make it interesting.”

― Mark Sheppard

“I am kept awake by the list of possibilities for shooting more photos and deciding what I must prioritise next.”

― Martin Parr

“I can’t really envision a time when I’m not shooting something.”

― Martin Scorsese

“I go through periods, usually when I’m editing and shooting, of seeing only old films.”

― Martin Scorsese

“Zombies, what are you going to do with them? Just keep chopping them up, shooting at them, shooting at them.”

― Martin Scorsese

“My uncle used to take me out at night shooting rabbits.”

― Matt Berry

“My routine is similar to that of a nomad. But I crave for the comforts enjoyed by a normal girl. In fact, while shooting for my debut film, ‘Sanam Teri Kasam,’ I turned my vanity van into my room.”

― Mawra Hocane

“On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright.”

― Max Beckmann

“The live performance aspect of shooting a multicamera sitcom is wonderful. You have that instant audience reaction.”

― Melissa Rauch

“I’ve never understood this idea of not shooting straight with people.”

― Michael Avenatti

“The sport of shooting is my life.”

― Michael Diamond

“I like shooting on location in New York City.”

― Michael Emerson

“Fortunately, the shooting pain in my back masked the pain of my broken sternum.”

― Michelle McCool

“Shooting a movie isn’t good for a sleep disorder.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Each film is different. Time Code was very quick – a matter of months. Miss Julie has been on my shelf as a script for some seven or eight years. But then the shooting process was very quick – 16 days.”

― Mike Figgis

“It would be fun to be eighty-five and have a Broadway debut. That’s the goal I’m shooting for. When they revive ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ for the seven-hundredth time.”

― Miriam Shor

“You’re shooting yourself in the foot if you isolate or disempower the moderates.”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“I was not the producer of ‘Vaanaprastham’ earlier. The first producers backed out when they became doubtful about the monetary benefits. I do not blame them. But as an actor, I wanted to make the film. So, I told Shaji sir that I would produce the film. It was only then we started shooting.”

― Mohanlal

“While deficits are often inflationary and always pernicious, curing them by raising taxes is equivalent to curing an illness by shooting the patient.”

― Murray Rothbard

“Something like ‘The Matrix’ would be ideal, something where it’s super agents and wire work and special effects – not necessarily running from bombs and shooting people. Something more sleek, like an assassin.”

― Nadine Velazquez

“Every moment shooting for ‘Manam’ has been very special.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“On some days, I just want to sit under a shooting umbrella in a sunny outdoor location all over again.”

― Namrata Shirodkar

“I like going to rifle and pistol clubs and joining them in target shooting. I also share the same respect for individual initiative and love of family.”

― Nan Hayworth

“I used to be the chief guest in all the prize distribution ceremonies of shooting competitions. I tried my hand on a lot of guns, and my aim improved. I started hitting tiny targets, like a mineral bottle cap.”

― Nana Patekar

“Once I got to the OTC they knew more about the physical aspects of shooting, and knew which muscles were more important to have trained and geared us a program around that.”

― Nancy Johnson

“During the shooting of ‘Manthan,’ I lived in the hut, learnt to make cow dung cakes and milk a buffalo. I would carry the buckets and serve the milk to the unit to get the physicality of the character.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“I kind of discovered Kolkata when I was shooting here for ‘Kahaani.’ I found the city fascinating.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“In ‘Haraamkhor,’ I have explored a few things which I wouldn’t have been able to do in bigger films. The process of shooting this film was so organic that it enhanced me as an actor and an artiste.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“When I was shooting ‘The Dark Knight,’ I always felt like I was shooting an intimate drama for some reason. The scenes were all intimate, and they were always between a few individuals.”

― Ng Chin Han

“The most creative phase of a film is in shooting, because structure is the defining element of that phase.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“Even for an area I know well, I prepare a shooting list of subjects I need.”

― Nigel Dennis

“I know many filmmakers, and shooting in IMAX is challenging. Filmmakers love the vividness and power of those big images.”

― Nina Jacobson

“’The Squid and the Whale’ I shot in 23 days. I would have loved more time for it at the time, but in some ways that kind of kamikaze way of shooting was right for that movie.”

― Noah Baumbach

“Performing in front of the camera is a different thing, and shooting a whole film is another.”

― Nora Fatehi

“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

“I think people ultimately reveal themselves to everybody. I think that’s the case with Sarah Palin’s conduct, particularly after the Tucson shooting, I think she’s sort of digging herself into a hole. I hope – I really hope.”

― Patti Davis

“’Shooting Star’ started out as the arrangement on the record, and it’s developed into a real audience-participation song, just from playing it.”

― Paul Rodgers

“I am in Toronto, shooting a movie for NBC.”

― Paula Abdul

“The gigantic tension before the shooting of an arrow, and the total relaxation seconds later, is my way of connecting to the universe.”

― Paulo Coelho

“In 2006, I started making a film called ‘Restraint of Beasts.’ While I was making it, I had a personal disaster. My wife fell ill, so we stopped shooting halfway through. And then sadly, my wife died.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“Before shooting, I prepare with the actors much more like it’s a theater play than a movie. Apparently, that way of working is very unusual.”

― Pedro Almodovar

“Shooting is nothing. Anybody can shoot. The big charge is putting on a show for the crowd.”

― Pete Maravich

“In 1958, I was shooting a movie in Florida, and I decided to go to Havana, Cuba, to see what it was like.”

― Peter Falk

“I’ve always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle.”

― Peter Scott

“Once you’re on the set and shooting, it’s all just cinema. You have actors and cameras.”

― Philippe Falardeau

“Once the shooting starts, we don’t mind whether it is 43 degrees plus or minus 6 degrees: we just keep working.”

― Prabhas

“Once you begin shooting, Bollywood actors get totally involved in their roles, and that gives you an edge in getting what you want out of them.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I did all my directing when I wrote the screenplay. It was probably harder for a regular director. He probably had to read the script the night before shooting started.”

― Preston Sturges

“We were shooting for ‘Aiyyaa’ in Yash Raj studios, and I got an offer for ‘Aurangzeb.’ That’s the only time I went for an audition.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“It’s very embarrassing to talk of your own work before shooting for it and even before it is released. I have been a witness to many of our actors turning red-faced after their films release. I’d rather not be there.”

― R. Madhavan

“Acting was not on my radar ever, but after shooting my first film, I have realised that this is my calling.”

― Raashi Khanna

“I love doing sitcoms. I love doing comedy. I love the whole shooting match.”

― Rachael Harris

“Lighting practically whenever I can when shooting period really helps with authenticity.”

― Rachel Morrison

“Before I went to Liverpool, I was a striker and then sometimes a No. 8 or No. 10, and my thing was shooting, finishing, and long-distance shots.”

― Raheem Sterling

“I want to improve my shooting, my free throw shooting, keeping my turnovers down.”

― Rajon Rondo

“A lot of times, I’ll be shooting and think, ‘Maybe I should pass.’”

― Rajon Rondo

“I’m either shooting for films or commercials, attending events, or meeting people, so on and so forth.”

― Rakul Preet Singh

“The moment we finished shooting for ‘Bruce Lee,’ my wife Upasana reminded of a pending holiday.”

― Ram Charan

“Today, filmmaking isn’t just about shooting and releasing. You’ve to structure the marketing of a film.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“Not long after ‘The Pacific,’ I began shooting the comedy ‘Larry Crowne,’ which was also with Tom Hanks, who also directed and plays the title character.”

― Rami Malek

“I’m happy riding horses and getting out shooting my gun, things like that.”

― Randy Travis

“I was shooting for a Telugu film at the Taj Mahal in Agra, and there were all these women and children pointing and screaming, ‘Rowdy Rathore.’ But I am not really ‘Rowdy Rathore.’ I am the guy who did the original version of ‘Rowdy Rathore’ six years ago.”

― Ravi Teja

“A lot of male cinematographers stick a pillow to their stomachs so they have somewhere to rest their elbows while shooting.”

― Reed Morano

“After graduating, I was shooting as well as working as a key grip, and I often found myself the only female out of the whole crew, except for producers and the occasional AC.”

― Reed Morano

“I worked a lot on my ball-handling and outside shooting during the off season.”

― Reggie Lewis

“As soon as you’re finished shooting, you have to go into the edit room and choose all of the shots that you’re going to commit to because the visual effects vendor has to get it because they’ll spend months on it. So, you’re editing out of sequence before you’ve gotten a film for the movie and the performances.”

― Richard LaGravenese

“China, Russia and India are shooting for the Moon. United Arab Emirates says Mars. Other private citizens and companies are heading either to Mars, asteroids, or the Moon.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“I sadly never got to my prom. I was shooting ‘The Outsiders.’”

― Rob Lowe

“I can’t be under the weight of the character for a 14-hour shooting day. I don’t think anybody can do that.”

― Robert Loggia

“Many witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown made statements inconsistent with other statements they made and also conflicted with the physical evidence. Some were completely refuted by the physical evidence.”

― Robert P. McCulloch

“I’m not anti-fox hunting because, to me, shooting foxes is even worse and the results are horrendous.”

― Roger Daltrey

“While shooting in Uganda in 2011, the conservative evangelical pastors I was filming – the most ardent supporters of the country’s now infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill – discovered that I myself am gay.”

― Roger Ross Williams

“It was comical because you’re at a firing range, all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“150 shooting days is quite normal, which is not the case in Hollywood, as I am told. Most of the big films there are done in 70 or 80 days.”

― S. S. Rajamouli

“Dartmoor proper consists of that upland region of granite, rising to nearly 2,000 feet above the sea, and actually shooting above that height at a few points, which is the nursery of many of the rivers of Devon.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“Before we started shooting ‘Homecoming,’ we were in the writer’s room for ‘Mr. Robot.’ I was also editing Season 3 of ‘Mr. Robot’ while I was prepping for the ‘Homecoming’ shoot. So yeah, it’s a lot of hats.”

― Sam Esmail

“If you lived through the shooting of Jaws, you can live through anything.”

― Sam Mendes

“Shooting action is very, very meticulous, it’s increments, tiny little pieces.”

― Sam Mendes

“Don’t worry about the war. It’s all over but the shooting.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“What’s fun about shooting exteriors on the street in Toronto is that there are cable cars.”

― Sarah Rafferty

“I love guns. I love shooting guns.”

― Sarah Shahi

“I don’t like the fact that North Korea is testing nuclear weapons, and I don’t like the fact that they’re testing missiles and shooting them out in the sea in kind of an antagonistic fashion.”

― Scott DesJarlais

“Yeah, I had a tremendous time shooting in Nebraska. I like that state a lot, all over it.”

― Sean Penn

“The mystery of film is not in the script. It’s in the shooting, in the interacting of humans and space and time.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“Google X is here to do moonshot-type projects. Not just shooting to the moon, but bringing the moon back to Earth.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I like having the ball in my hands and being able to make plays, but I think my shooting is an asset, too.”

― Seth Curry

“I discovered shooting and filmmaking around the time all of the software became affordable to anyone with a PC.”

― Seth Gordon

“When I am not shooting, all my waking hours are dedicated to horse riding and gymming.”

― Shaheer Sheikh

“We all write, but the script is a blueprint. We can lose whole scenes when we’re shooting.”

― Shawn Wayans

“I was getting a lot of offers in Telugu when I was shooting for ‘Oh My Friend’ and ‘Seventh Sense.’”

― Shruti Haasan

“Music is a big thing for me when I’m shooting. It gets me in a groove.”

― Sofia Richie

“I grew up riding quads, shooting guns and playing sports.”

― Sonya Deville

“Sight gags had to be planned; they required timing and mechanics. Occasionally, spontaneity would arise in the shooting of the scenes.”

― Stan Laurel

“I mean, Scorsese’s a genius, and that’s one way of shooting.”

― Stanley Tucci

“While shooting ‘Selma,’ I would train on my off time with the assistant men’s track and field coach at Georgia Tech.”

― Stephan James

“When I shot ‘Private Practice,’ Amy Brenneman made a point of really befriending me before we started shooting.”

― Stephen Amell

“Shooting the ball is a part of the game. Everybody can shoot in their own way. Not everybody can make. But everybody can shoot.”

― Stephen Curry

“Everybody asks if putting is like shooting free throws. It has a very similar kind of mindset. And it’s just you, the ball, and the target.”

― Stephen Curry

“Well, there are three different processes of making a film, of course. They’re sort of re-written three times. You write it to start with, and then you shoot it and you re-write it while shooting and you sort of re-write it as you edit.”

― Stephen Daldry

“We’ve evolved from sitting back on our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically, which doesn’t work for us.”

― Steve Irwin

“For most of my films, I’ve had to go out and start shooting before I could get the rest of the funding. That was the case with ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘Stevie’ and ‘The Interrupters:’ We started them quietly out of Kartemquin Films, only really going to funders once we had something to show and a firm idea of what the film might be.”

― Steve James

“I originally wanted to go into sports, but my first concert was KISS at the shooting of ‘KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park.’ The minute I saw Gene and Paul… it was all over. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.”

― Steven Adler

“I don’t do a lot of rehearsal. I don’t like rehearsals. I rehearse the day or morning. I spend one hour and a half with all the actors, and we go over the scenes, and we change it and change the dialogue, and we do a lot of things to it, but prior to shooting, I don’t really rehearse.”

― Susanne Bier

“If I go home from a day of shooting, and I haven’t at some point felt the magic, I’m really frustrated.”

― Susanne Bier

“One never can plan. I just did my work and enjoyed shooting for all my films.”

― Tabu

“I need more left-footed goals. And shooting from outside the box – I need more variance of finishes.”

― Tammy Abraham

“Shooting from outside the box, it would be nice to get a few more goals from outside the box.”

― Tammy Abraham

“Every time there is a major shift in technology, it’s been hugely exciting and scary at the same time. I have seen some really drastic changes in technology, like shooting only film to video to digital.”

― Taylor Steele

“When I first starting conceiving series like ‘Courtney,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘How Loathsome,’ etc., I was shooting for closed story-arcs but open-ended concepts. Then I started realizing I was committing myself to potentially endless series.”

― Ted Naifeh

“You keep shooting. You hope it goes in, and you smile.”

― Teemu Selanne

“It’s easier to get to the top when you’re shooting for the top.”

― Theresa Russell

“Shooting the music video for ‘Party’ on Thailand’s Ko Samui Island was such a blast.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March.”

― Tom Berenger

“I really missed what I’d done on Rogers Cable, which was shooting and editing all my own stuff.”

― Tom Green

“I’ve made ‘The Pilgrimage’ – where I actually had to speak Gaelic – and I was shooting in Belfast as well.”

― Tom Holland

“My two great loves when I’m shooting are working with great actors and composing images.”

― Tom Hooper

“Some of my most special shooting experiences have been at weekends.”

― Tom Hooper

“Rarely ever see or meet the writer during shooting.”

― Tom Skerritt

“It’s beautiful, shooting in Ireland. It’s an amazing country.”

― Travis Fimmel

“I’m in Atlanta all the time shooting and recording. That’s why I stayed.”

― Trevor Jackson

“Ten episodes goes by really quickly, especially when you’ve got a really tough shooting schedule of seven-day episodes.”

― Tricia Helfer

“A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.”

― Tyne Daly

“When I’m shooting films, I write and play music when I come home.”

― Violante Placido

“Argentina has the best bird shooting in the world.”

― W. E. B. Griffin

“Four months of preparation and about 12 hours of shooting turned into about 30 seconds of screen time.”

― Wentworth Miller

“Movies are made in the scriptwriting process and prepping and preparations for the shooting process.”

― Wes Ball

“When I got back from shooting ‘Deception,’ I was under contract with NBC, so I can’t really do anything.”

― Wes Brown

“I don’t expect an overnight change of all desktops to what the US Military used to call B3 level security. And even that would not stop users from shooting themselves into the foot.”

― Wietse Venema

“I’m just a southern boy who likes to go mudding in my Jeep, quail hunting, and skeet shooting.”

― Will Grier

“I think I spent my whole childhood diving out of haylofts with my BB gun and coming out shooting.”

― William Sadler

“I didn’t audition for the part! The role was offered to me, and I was so excited to be a part of ‘The Haunting Hour.’ It is such a cool show and it was so much fun shooting the ‘Intruders.’”

― Willow Shields

“I don’t do rehearsal. Some directors prefer to do rehearsal – readings before the actual shooting – but I don’t like this process because I think there are certain things that are so spontaneous, and they cannot happen twice.”

― Wong Kar-wai

“We do like digital projection. We like shooting on film, finishing digitally, and projection digitally. That’s what I like best. It’s still a movie. It’s not someone’s camcorder and it got projected. That’s mean, I know.”

― Zack Snyder

“I wouldn’t necessarily recommend shooting a feature film on a still camera.”

― Zal Batmanglij
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