Ken Adam Quotes

To be successful, you really have to put your ego in the background and try to be diplomatic to achieve what you want to achieve.

Success Quotes

I'm an incurable romantic, and Casablanca's one of the most romantic pictures I've ever seen - the combination of Bogart and Bergman is just magical.

Romantic Quotes

A studio allows me more freedom. You can create your own sort of reality which is actually more exciting than shooting on location. You can conjure up a complete atmosphere of escapism for the public.

Freedom Quotes, Reality Quotes

 

One thing that I think works in 'Casablanca' and which I've lectured a lot about - in terms of what I've been trying to achieve as a designer - is the film's creation of its own form of reality.

Work Quotes, Reality Quotes, Creation Quotes

The Berlin of the '20s formed the foundation of my future education... the Berlin of the UFA studios, of Fritz Lang, Lubitsch and Erich Pommer. The Berlin of the architects Gropius, Mendelsohn and Mies van der Rohe. The Berlin of the painters Max Libermann, Grosz, Otto Dix, Klee and Kandinsky.

Education Quotes, Rich Quotes, Pain Quotes, Future Quotes

With Kubrick and most film directors, they are in complete control, but one can influence them.

Control Quotes, Influence Quotes

The cinema is there to heighten the imagination; I have always tried to make sure it does so.

Imagination Quotes

It takes courage to stay young, to make your enthusiasms work for you. Don't let anyone drag you down.

Work Quotes, Courage Quotes, Enthusiasm Quotes

I have never been sorry to see my sets being struck, provided they are well photographed. They're not works of art but part of making a film.

Work Quotes, Art Quotes

Remember, the early '60s in London was something - which must have been like Berlin in the '30s when the arts flourished. You didn't have the differences in class, and so on.

Art Quotes

What I felt at that time - we're talking about '61 - was that I couldn't remember seeing a film that reflected the age we were living in.

Age Quotes, Time Quotes