"Film – real life with the boring bits cut out."
"Why do you think people like films? It's because stories are structured, have a shape, a purpose, a meaning. When things go bad they're still a part of a plan, there's a point to them. Unlike life."
"A play has nothing to do with words. You do not act words, you act with your soul."
"When the camera is close on you, the face becomes the stage."
"You want to stop that movement from the popcorn to the mouth."
"Hollywood prefers ideas that they can relate to, things that sound like two other movies."
"The movies are a machine that generates empathy."
"I've watched a lot of movies, I know what I'm doing."
“Not liking movies is like not liking puppies.”
"Anyone who makes a film is an optimist."