Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Well, you know, a lot of modern directors and their movies are influenced by the flat lighting and textbook cutting style of television.
It's going to seem idiotic to say this, but I think that at a given moment we all need a place to ourselves where we can refuge ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.
In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
I like science fiction movies, but I think they are useful for giving us ideas and I think science fiction is very good at giving ideas.
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline - production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one.
I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Like an Indian deity at leisure, Rubens relieves his fecundity by creating worlds, and from the matchless folds and hues of his tossed simarres to the snowy whites of his flesh, or the pale silkiness of his blonde tresses, there is no tone in any of his canvasses which does not appear there purposely to afford him delight.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
Because, also the world of showbiz is not just black and white, good and bad.
Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
I am finished with cities. I spent four years in New York, 10 in Paris, and I was in Belgrade for a while. To me now they are just airports. Cities are humiliating places to live, particularly in this part of the world.
Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.