Dec 19, 2009

Filmmaker Quotes

When I first started this blog I posted some of my favorite director quotes in the sidebar to act as inspiration in pursuing my own goals. While I still consider these quotes to be great sources of inspiration, I'm removing them from my sidebar as part of my clean-up and reconstruction, and instead am posting them here for memories sake.

In my opinion these are still some of the best filmmaker quotes I've come across.

Charles Chaplin

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."

Martin Scorsese

"Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this."

Steven Soderbergh

"Making a film that's supposed to be fun to watch is really hard - that's the weird irony of it."

Francis Ford Coppola

"The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy."

Robert Zemeckis

"I won an Academy Award when I was 44 years old, but I paid for it with my 20s. That decade of my life from film school till 30 was nothing but work, nothing but absolute, driving work. I had no money. I had no life."

Steven Spielberg

"I dream for a living."


Tyler Cyrenne said...

You forgot one, but I will post it here in the comments section so you can copy it into your list later on.

Tyler Cyrenne - "Lead your dreams".

Editing Luke said...

Oh where to begin Tyler. The sooner you realize that 'leading' your dreams means that your dreams are behind you, the sooner you'll realize why your quote hasn't caught on, haha.