Inspirational Quotes from Jim McKay

By | July 7, 2016

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event in my career and the most terrible.

Jim McKay

Working on the film really made me confront my opinions about change and gentrification.

Jim McKay

I think there are some very evil things about gentrification.

Jim McKay

Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder, due to their looks and their class background. But they’re also outsiders in terms of their peer group.

Jim McKay

If you’re a kid who’s not necessarily attractive, and you don’t have money, and you’re not hip and cool, chances are you’re not going to feel good about yourself and want to be an actor.

Jim McKay

This thing that Colin Powell’s son is expected to do is kind of scary when you think that television and radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think.

Jim McKay

I am playing with the assumptions that we have in our everyday life when we are tripped up or fooled and we learn something, that makes things exciting – I am having fun with that stuff, but you have to manage it so it doesn’t get too cute, that’s what I trying to work toward.

Jim McKay

Right now the thing that I have learned the most is to be grateful that I have finally gotten to a point where I am being paid to make films, after eight years.

Jim McKay

I studied secondary education.

Jim McKay

Toward the end of school I started watching movies. Got a job in a movie theater in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Jim McKay

One day I had an idea for a movie. Everything came after that.

Jim McKay

Kids who have no money are still figuring out a way – somehow – to dress nicely.

Jim McKay

So, when you see a kid with ratty jeans on, wearing sneakers that aren’t clean, you know they’re in a certain place economically. I was interested in that experience.

Jim McKay

How you define yourself is a major issue for young people and adults alike.

Jim McKay

Kids – in a really good way – can talk about their differences without the baggage that adults have.

Jim McKay

On one hand, as a filmmaker, I don’t want to make a movie with guns everywhere.

Jim McKay

I like the way Wiseman builds a story in an unconventional way.

Jim McKay

I still haven’t figured out how to have fun on a shoot.

Jim McKay

I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947.

Jim McKay

Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and going on to the Olympic Gold Medal. To me, that’s the greatest upset of all time in any sport that I can think of.

Jim McKay

I think Bob Costas is terrific. He’s so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports.

Jim McKay

Dick Enberg is still around and still being as good as he ever was.

Jim McKay

But what I did think would be interesting is if we created a fictitious story of our own, and then took these stories that we had collected and assigned them to characters who would be played by actors.

Jim McKay

Well, this is the second time I’ve done New Directors.

Jim McKay

When you make work, your goal might not be first and foremost to have as many people as possible see it, but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art, but, there’s no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it.

Jim McKay

There are a lot of people who like to think they don’t have prejudices and that they’re open people, and yet, we all have that in ourselves, oftentimes against people of our own race or our own gender or whatever.

Jim McKay

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