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Primal Quotes

We’ve collected the best Primal Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Drew Goddard, Alexandra Petri, John Hillcoat, George C. Wolfe, Gail Simone. Use them as an inspiration.

I love going to horror movies – especially when they are fun. I think that they get you in touch with sort of these primal instincts that we all have in the relative safety of the theater.
The desire for attention has become a primal need along the lines of food, water, and clothing.
Everyone has a family, even if they’re at war or fallen apart. It’s the closest initial bond, and there’s a sort of primal element to that. Your primary relationships are formed out of family.
I think we all have a primal desire to know as much as we can to find out about where we come from.
The first Knightfall story is four issues, and it is extremely focused and intense. People who have read, say, the ‘Cats In the Cradlearc in ‘Secret Sixwill get some idea of the primal tone of this story. It doesn’t let up at all, and it ends in a new place.
It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected character witnesses in all of U.S. history to testify that the primal urge has a most distinguished presidential pedigree.
Joseph J. Ellis
Well, ‘They Live’ was a primal scream against Reaganism of the ’80s. And the ’80s never went away. They’re still with us. That’s what makes ‘They Live’ look so fresh – it’s a document of greed and insanity. It’s about life in the United States then and now. If anything, things have gotten worse.
When you sit down to eat at a table, you are ready to take in nourishment – we all need to eat to live. Even in primal tribes, people ate together. It’s the opening for friendship.
Comics are primal, down and dirty.
The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal. For me, the human voice is the vessel on which all emotions travelexcept perhaps jealousy. And the breath, the breath is the captain of that vessel.
Claron McFadden
I love horror movies because they’re really fun. They tap into those wonderful primal emotions.
I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.
The desire to abdicate, to give up – for me, that’s primal.
I think I’m just a little, for a lack of a better word, primal in how I operate in all aspects of life.
Walking is magic. Can’t recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps… this is a primal way to connect with one’s deeper self.
I think Roland read ‘Primal Scream’ first and then gave it to me. This was, I think, even prior to ‘The Graduatedays. We both got heavily into and it offered a lot of questions about how screwed up our home life was.
When we realize that something as primal as the food that we choose to eat each day makes such an important difference in addressing both global warming and personal health, it empowers us and imbues these choices with meaning. If it’s meaningful, then it’s sustainable – and a meaningful life is a longer life.
I basically started performing for my mother, going, ‘Love me!’ What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person.
You build up coming out to this horrible moment. It’s so stressful, there’s so much adrenaline, and there’s so much primal fear – even though I know my parents to be good people – that they’re going to reject you.
It’s Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony I’m really looking forward to. Simon Rattle does it perfectly: he understands its primal rhythmic life force, and he and the wonderful Berliners make it a sheer riot of orchestral colour.
All this primal energy people respond to in me and my characters is in my music, 10 times more.
Fear is ubiquitous in human life. It starts in infancy with our primal state of helplessness, where we can see what’s going on but we can’t move to get it. As we grow older we become a little more able to get what we want but then we’re going to die so that gives fear another boost.
The reasons why images are so primal and people immediately relate to it is that we are exquisitely engineered to interpret information that is arrayed in two dimensions. That’s our eyesight. That’s how our eye-brain system works. So it immediately feels to us when we look at an image like we have extended our senses.
Building your own house is a primal urge, one of those universal genetic drives like the need to provide for your family.
I really like small, intimate shows, but there’s nothing like playing at a festival. It’s a completely different experience. Everyone is just a little more primal; they can get away with more things.
I think there’s this primal need to go to a show when you’re a rock fan. And it’s about that camaraderie and about that intangible feeling that we all get.
I think working with the primal elements of fire and earth appealed greatly to my father because of the almost magical results.
Claude Picasso
When you want something enough, it brings out primal emotions. You get into this place of ‘must happen, must happen.’
I always choose to look, as much as one can, at the supernatural not being something that exists outside of nature, but a deeper, fundamental heart of nature that perhaps humans… have lost touch with. It’s a more primal thing than perhaps we are attuned to in our modern, self-aware way of life.
Sure the Internet is the future, but what we do on the Internet is still very primal.
We want to be able to fly. We want to be able to sear somebody with lightning from across the room. Those are primal desires, to shoot somebody with energy.
Bill Irwin
I tried to get Primal Scream to come over to America several times.
I think walking is a little more primal than art-making.
Charles Ray
There have always been hermits: people who want to get away from other humans. Literally, some of the first extant books and poems found in Mesopotamia and China mention people living alone in the woods. It’s this primal fascination that exists across all cultures and all times.
Something about being a dancer connects you to your physical body. It’s primal, earthy, sexual energy by nature. You feel your body in a certain way. Channing is very much the same way. He’s very in tune with that.
True violence, not the kind you usually see in television or movies, touches something very deep and primal in people.
Mythologies are violent things, and to be true to them, you have to go to primal territory.
The fact that monasticism preceded the identification of greed as a primal sin is an important reminder that our very ability to name sin is a theological achievement.
People craved orientation. It was a very basic primal need. So we could create a boundary that served lots of functional purposes and especially create boundaries that people would camp along.

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