Tuesday, August 16

Terry Gilliam: Talent is less important than patience

I was reading a post on Kindle Boards and came across a reply by Bob Mayer where he quotes Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame. I loved it and thought I'd pass it on.
Talent is less important in film-making than patience. If you really want your films to say something that you hope is unique, then patience and stamina, thick skin and a kind of stupidity, a mule-like stupidity, is what you really need.
-- Terry Gilliam.
Mule-like stupidity ... I can do that! ;)


  1. Thanks, I laughed out loud the first time I read the quote and then thought about it and realized there was probably quite a bit of truth to it. A while ago I watched a documentary -- I think the BBC did it -- on Monty Python that consisted mostly of interviews with the troupe. Excellent! I almost wonder if this quote was taken from that.


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