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There’s nothing creative about living within your means.
– Francis Ford Coppola

If I were ever stranded on a desert island there would be three things I’d need: food, shelter, and a grip.
– George C. Scott

Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
– James Cameron

When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.
― Robert Rodriguez

The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you’re not a traveler. You’re a f@@king tourist.
― Guillermo del Toro

Film is, to me, just unimportant. But people are very important.
― John Cassavetes

Let me just pause a minute and drink in this moment. And if you film it, I’ll be able to get free refills for life.
― Jarod Kintz

Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.
― Martin Scorsese

There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.
– Frank Capra

The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they’ve been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes.
– Akira Kurosawa

If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
– Kathryn Bigelow

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.
– Jean-Luc Godard

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A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
– Stanley Kubrick

The Biggest Mistake in Student Films is That They Are Usually Cast So Badly, With Friends and People the Directors Know.
– Brian De Palma

Although I Write Screenplays, I Don’t Think I’m a Good Writer.
– George Lucas

A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movie that you didn’t intend to be there.
– Spike Lee

People say I pay too much attention to the look of a movie but for God’s sake, I’m not producing a Radio 4 Play for Today, I’m making a movie that people are going to look at.
– Ridley Scott

I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today’s movies. They believe everything they’re hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up.
– Christopher Nolan

For me, filmmaking combines everything. That’s the reason I’ve made cinema my life’s work. In films, painting and literature, theatre and music come together. But a film is still a film.
– Akira Kurosawa

A Film is a Petrified Fountain of Thought.
– Jean Cocteau

My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people’s idea of obsessive.
– David Fincher

If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig.
– Tom Hanks

I like unformed characters. This may be because, no matter how old I get, I am still unformed myself.
– Akira Kurosawa

If a million people see my movie, I hope they see a million different movies.
– Quentin Tarantino

The only safe thing is to take a chance.
– Mike Nichols

I Am Certain There is Too Much Certainty in the World.
– Michael Crichton

First cuts are a bitch for a director, because it’s been so many months and you put your trust in your editor and you’re going to see your film assembled for the first time. You look at it and go, This is terrible. I hate it.
– Richard Donner

I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can’t Stop Eating Peanuts.
– Orson Welles

Casting is 65 percent of directing.
– John Frankenheimer

You see so many movies… the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there’s no sense of film grammar. There’s no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It’s just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy.
– Peter Bogdanovich

I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.
– Darren Aronofsky

Hollywood is great. I also think it’s stupid and small-minded and shortsighted.
– David Fincher

Being an artist means not having to avert one’s eyes.
– Akira Kurosawa

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.

– Billy Wilder

In the future, everybody is going to be a director. Somebody’s got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about.
– Cameron Crowe

People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
–Steven Spielberg

Film is a battleground.
– Sam Fuller

Our feeling is that the most important thing on a set is that actors have enough confidence to try different things. If there’s stress or tension, they won’t go out on a limb because they won’t want to embarrass themselves if they don’t feel completely comfortable.
– Peter Farrelly

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
– Charlie Chaplin

Why Pay a Dollar for a Bookmark? Why Not Use the Dollar for a Bookmark?
– Steven Spielberg

Eighty Percent of Success is Turning Up.
– Woody Allen the other 20% is taking care of your fam.

Human beings share the same common problems. A film can only be understood if it depicts these properly.
– Akira Kurosawa

If My Film Makes One More Person Miserable, I’ve Done My Job.
– Woody Allen

The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.
– Wes Craven

We tend to do period stuff because it helps make it one step removed from boring everyday reality.
– Ethan Coen

Movement should be a counter, whether in action scenes or dialogue or whatever. It counters where your eye is going. This style thing, for me it’s all fitted to the action, to the script, to the characters.
– Samuel Fuller

It is the power of memory that gives rise to the power of imagination.
– Akira Kurosawa

But having a really good understanding of history, literature, psychology, sciences – is very, very important to actually being able to make movies.
– George Lucas

Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
– Roman Polanski If we could just forget…

I’ve reached a place that many directors and filmmakers get to, and I’m grateful for that, and I can work within those boundaries. If something comes along that is totally outside of horror, fine, but I find there’s an immense amount of freedom within the genre.
– Wes Craven

In order to write scripts, you must first study the great novels and dramas of the world. You must consider why they are great. Where does the emotion come from that you feel as you read them? What degree of passion did the author have to have, what level of meticulousness did he have to command, in order to portray the characters and events as he did? You must read thoroughly, to the point where you can grasp all these things. You must also see the great films. You must read the great screenplays and study the film theories of the great directors. If your goal is to become a film director, you must master screenwriting.
– Akira Kurosawa

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1. “Alsjeblieft”
De basis is altijd eenvoudig, maar behandel de anderen met respect. In het bijzonder onder druk of stress is het makkelijk om eenvoudige zaken over het hoofd te zien maar voor degene aan het andere eind van de conversatie kan het een enorm verschil maken of iemand je de orders blaft of een respectvol verzoek doet.

2. “Dank je”
Waardering is motiverend en verheffend, Dankjewel of dankje is een een kosteloze manier om je waardering te laten blijken. Het is je taak om de bijdrages van mensen op te merken en het uitspreken van een eenvoudig dankjewel is iets wat het gehele team moreel boost en het goede voorbeeld communiceert naar het team.

3. “Oh, Wat zoal nog meer?”
Succesvol leiderschap betekent interesse hebben voor anderen en altijd geïnteresseerd en onderzoekend meer te willen weten over de ideeën en meningen van anderen.

4. “We kunnen trots zijn”
Wanneer je opmerkt en beaamd dat er hard gewerkt word wint het hele team. (ook diegene die nog niet hard genoeg werkte is iemand en ook graag trots op zijn werk)

5. “Wat vind/denk jij ervan ?”
Spreken is zilver maar luisteren is goud,
Als je waarlijk om iemand zijn input vraagt voelt men zich meer betrokken en toegewijd aan het project. Het toont ook dat je open staat voor de ideeën van anderen.

6. “Het is jou beslissing”
Wanneer je iemand de volmacht geeft om beslissingen te nemen en zelfsturend te zijn moedig je diegene aan om zelfstandig te werken en denken. Delegeren is de oplossing voor micromanagement.

7. “Je gaat lekker / Dit gaat geweldig”
De beste manier om iemand zijn volle potentie te laten hebben is door diegene aan te moedigen. Behandel mensen alsof ze het verschil maken zodat ze het verschil maken.

8. “We zitten allemaal in hetzelfde schuitje”
De beste leiders zijn collaborateurs/samenwerkers. Ze gedijen het beste tijdens het opbouwen van een team en tijdens het bevorderen van samenwerken. Ze weten wat er nodig is voor een gemeenschap van toegewijde, trouwe mensen op hun weg naar succes te krijgen. Het collectief trots maken en verantwoordelijkheid leren houd de ego’s in check en lijdt tot betere resultaten.

9. “Ik vertrouw jou helemaal”
De beste manier om vertrouwen te kweken is door het te geven. Als mensen om je heen zich zeker voelen en vertrouwd dan zullen ze het zelfvertrouwen hebben of krijgen om te excelleren en zijn ze gemotiveerd om jou mening over hun hoog te houden of waar te maken.

10. “Het spijt me”
Er is niets nederiger voor een leider dan het toekennen van spijt. Er is echter geen groter teken van kracht en verantwoordelijkheid om te tonen als leider. Het toegeven van je fouten inspireert mensen hetzelfde te doen.

11. “Geen idee”
Iedereen heeft sterktes en zwaktes, inclusief de leiders. Wanneer je toegeeft aan je beperkingen zul je nederigheid en oprechtheid en (zelf)vertrouwen aanmoedigen en wanneer je een antwoord zoekt zul je open minded en oplossingsgerichte vragen kunnen stellen.

12. “Hoe kan ik je helpen?”
Als je echt wil dat jou leiderschap uitzonderlijk word bevonden kan deze simpele zin een game changer zijn. Het ter dienste staan van je team kan het meest krachtige deel van je leiderschap zijn. Als je aan het zoeken bent naar mogelijkheden om anderen te helpen kun je het het beste gewoon vragen aan de persoon in kwestie.

Voor de schrijver,
Wat zijn jou favoriete uitspraken voor leiderschap? Wat communiceren ze en hoe en hoe goed werken ze voor jou. Laat het me weten in een e-mailtje.


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First they came …

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

First they came for the Terrorists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Terrorist.

Then they came for the Extremists, and I frowned but did not speak out—
Because I was not a Extremist.

Then they came for the Nonconformists, and I protested—
Because I was a Nonconformist.

Then they come for us all—and there’s already not enough left to speak for us.

Jelmer Stolp (1982 –

My mental router

ADHD is about having broken filters on your perception.

Normal people have a sort of mental secretary that takes the 99% of irrelevant crap that crosses their mind, and simply deletes it before they become consciously aware of it. As such, their mental workspace is like a huge clean whiteboard, ready to hold and organize useful information.

ADHD people… have no such luxury. Every single thing that comes in the front door gets written directly on the whiteboard in bold, underlined red letters, no matter what it is, and no matter what has to be erased in order for it to fit.

As such, if we’re in the middle of some particularly important mental task, and our eye should happen to light upon… a doorknob, for instance, it’s like someone burst into the room, clad in pink feathers and heralded by trumpets, screaming HEY LOOK EVERYONE, IT’S A DOORKNOB! LOOK AT IT! LOOK! IT OPENS THE DOOR IF YOU TURN IT! ISN’T THAT NEAT? I WONDER HOW THAT ACTUALLY WORKS DO YOU SUPPOSE THERE’S A CAM OR WHAT? MAYBE ITS SOME KIND OF SPRING WINCH AFFAIR ALTHOUGH THAT SEEMS KIND OF UNWORKABLE.

It’s like living in a soft rain of post-it notes.

This happens every single waking moment, and we have to manually examine each thought, check for relevance, and try desperately to remember what the thing was we were thinking before it came along, if not. Most often we forget, and if we aren’t caught up in the intricacies of doorknob engineering, we cast wildly about for context, trying to guess what the hell we were up to from the clues available.

On the other hand, we’re extremely good at working out the context of random remarks, as we’re effectively doing that all the time anyway.

We rely heavily on routine, and 90% of the time get by on autopilot. You can’t get distracted from a sufficiently ingrained habit, no matter what useless crap is going on inside your head… unless someone goes and actually disrupts your routine. I’ve actually been distracted out of taking my lunch to work, on several occasions, by my wife reminding me to take my lunch to work. What the? Who? Oh, yeah, will do. Where was I? um… briefcase! Got it. Now keys.. okay, see you honey!

Also, there’s a diminishing-returns thing going on when trying to concentrate on what you might call a non-interactive task. Entering a big block of numbers into a spreadsheet, for instance. Keeping focused on the task takes exponentially more effort each minute, for less and less result. If you’ve ever held a brick out at arm’s length for an extended period, you’ll know the feeling. That’s why the internet, for instance, is like crack to us – it’s a non-stop influx of constantly-new things, so we can flick from one to the next after only seconds. Its better/worse than pistachios.

The exception to this is a thing we get called hyper focus. Occasionally, when something just clicks with us, we can get ridiculously deeply drawn into it, and NOTHING can distract us. We’ve locked our metaphorical office door, and we’re not coming out for anything short of a tornado.

Medication takes the edge off. It reduces the input, it tones down the fluster, it makes it easier to ignore trivial stuff, and it increases the maximum focus-time. Imagine steadicam for your skull. It also happens to make my vision go a little weird and loomy occasionally, and can reduce appetite a bit.

Hope this helps and please do share this so that more people can learn what its really like to have ADHD.