Quotations From GUS VAN SANT


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  • I was once a shameless, full-time dope fiend.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, voiceover at film's opening (1989). The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.

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  • We played a game you couldn't win ... to the utmost.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, voiceover at film's opening (1989). The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.
  • No construction stiff working overtime takes more stress and straining than we did just to stay high.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, voiceover explaining the rigors of drug life on the road (1989). The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.

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  • For all the boredom the straight life brings, it's not too bad.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, telling wife Diane (Kelly Lynch) about his new life free from crime and drug theft (1989). The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.

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  • You won't fuck me and I always have to drive.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter, and Dan Yost. Diane Hughes (Kelly Lynch), Drugstore Cowboy, complaining to husband Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) how their life of crime and drugs affects her (1989). The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.
  • I'm a junkie. I like drugs, I like the whole lifestyle, but it just didn't pay off.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, explaining to a methadone counselor why he's trying to get off dope (1989). The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.
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