roger ebert

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.

Roger Ebert

We are put on this planet only once, and to limit ourselves to the familiar is a crime against our minds.

Roger Ebert

The Muse visits during the process of creation, not before. Don’t wait for her. Start alone.

Roger Ebert

What I believe is that all clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: Curious and teachable.

Roger Ebert

Life always has an unhappy ending, but you can have a lot of fun along the way, and everything doesn’t have to be dripping in deep significance.

Roger Ebert

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

Roger Ebert

Sometimes two people will regard each other over a gulf too wide to ever be bridged, and know immediately what could have happened, and that it never will.

Roger Ebert

It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.

Roger Ebert

When I write, I fall into the zone many writers, painters, musicians, athletes, and craftsmen of all sorts seem to share: In doing something I enjoy and am expert at, deliberate thought falls aside and it is all just THERE. I think of the next word no more than the composer thinks of the next note.

Roger Ebert, Life Itself

That’s how I gained a lifelong fondness for repeating certain phrases beyond the point of all reason.

Roger Ebert, Life Itself

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