I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
These are very subtle things, of course, and I don't expect everyone to pick them up consciously, but I think that there is something there that you must be able to feel, there is an energy at work that I must trust my audience will be able to pick up at some level.
With a genre like film noir, everyone has these assumptions and expectations. And once all of those things are in place, that's when you can really start to twist it about and mess around with it.
I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there's a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system.
I had some things I had to fix. It took me 14 years to do it. But it was never really fun back in the day to work with directors who were a lot older and were like authoritarian and talking to you like that.
You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing, but I can honestly say that I'd rather have won the US Open Golf Tournament.
Yeah, there was the Flora Plum thing, where I trained for about a month and I had taken a semester off for that, and two weeks prior to filming, the financing collapsed.
I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they're not what keeps you warm at night, or what's ultimately the most important thing in anyone's life journey.
'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you're right.
You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing.
This kind of pastry, yes. This is what my favorite thing, what I really like. Also, extremely fine French cooking was never the thing I preferred.
When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses.