What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career, which is to be very straightforward. I actually love talking about taking pictures, and I think that helps everyone.
The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.
My invention, (the motion picture camera), can be exploited... as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has no commercial value whatsoever.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that.
I don't know if there will ever be an ideal way of selling an original picture. Because everything you're doing, you're inventing.
We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside.
Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn't get more consistent than this year.
I don't think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks.
What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive power of the motion of heat, which remains constant so long as it is not transformed into other forms of work, or results afresh from them.
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
People have always loved our pictures. I guess that's because they saw how much love we put into them.
It used to be that I was always paranoid or a loser or something so there's usually something that you seem to associate yourself with at one time or another.
So all of these pictures, when I see them now, I see another level that I didn't notice when I made them. That makes them very appealing to me.
Sex is emotion in motion.
I'd be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.