I couldn't spell anything. I couldn't remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything.
It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.
When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it.
I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I'm not interested in, I can't even feign interest.
Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room.
The good ideas will survive.
Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life.
As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I'm severed.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.
I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie.
Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns.
I've always wanted to work with Warren Beatty.
I've always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever produced.
I'm a historian in my own mind.
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.
I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.
I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling.
I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.
To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.