Im gonna try to pay for CLERKS III myself. As much as I love the crowd-funding model, thats an advancement in indie film that belongs to the next generation of artists. I started on my own dime, and if Im allowed, I should finish on my own dime.— Kevin Smith
The most practical Kevin Smith quotes that are little-known but priceless
You know, there's a million fine looking women in the world, dude, but they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you.
One man's frankness is another man's vulgarity.
In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life.
Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.
Don't let anybody tell you different, man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.
More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see;
it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.
Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat.
Keep your focus on what YOU want to do - not what anyone else wants or is doing.
You lose time watching others succeed.
Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential benefits are staggering. A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever.
Live a "Why not?" life, man. Take the shot. The shot is always worth taking.
I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan.
Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan.
I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should malleable and progressive; working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth; new ideas can't generate. Life becomes stagnant.
People have been telling me I'm a failure and that I'm doing it all wrong for 20 years now. Never trust anybody when they tell you how your story goes. You know your story. You write your own story.
Don't go where the puck's been; go where it's gonna be
People are bursting out of the closet, rejecting their parents' wishes to keep the faith. Atheism is becoming mainstream.
I saw Richard Linklater's film 'Slacker' for my twenty-first birthday.
That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.
Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.
I just love movies, so suddenly, you’re political about movies, and that’s dark. It’s just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.
Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.
With what you don't know about me, I could just about fill the Grand Canyon.
I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books.
The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.
I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience.
I know you're supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do weed! Don't do the other stuff, but weed is good
I'm not even supposed to be here today.
I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world, and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.
If you're lucky, you go from being a movie fan to a movie maker.
I wanted to get my movie noticed WITHOUT spending any ad money.
So I made a bit of a spectacle. I recorded lots of podcasts. I bickered with hate groups. I criticized critics. I banged pots together. I did everything I could to raise awareness without raising any money to do so.
I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years.
I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment.
Generally, I wake up, honestly it's creepy, but I wake up around 4:20.
All these people who say success changes people; well, no, it just magnifies what's there.
It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective.
Like whether Nielsen works. For years, Nielsen has been based on sampling. It's not like an electronic bullet that hits your house that tells the people at networks at all times what you're watching.
My Father taught me to weigh my words carefully, and speak up only when I had something insightful to add to the proceedings, or something really funny to say. He also taught me that if I couldn’t be that kind of guy in real life, that I could earn a healthy living pretending to be that guy in the movies – particularly when paired up with a long haired stoner.
Why do my movies make people feel so dead inside?
Based on the timely and helpful responses to my support issues, I feel that I made the right decision to become a customer earlier this year. LuxSci is definitely a quality, customer-oriented business.
In this life, if you don't celebrate yourself, nobody will.
There was never any down side to casting friends over professionals.
It was always fun seeing folks who never performed before stretching their wings.
Stoners are cute; junkies are sad.
If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995.
It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you.
I made a deal with myself that whenever I smoke weed, I have to be doing something productive: writing, recording, cutting a podcast, editing, etc.
We love dirty oral on the Down Low, but no going steady.
I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment. In fact, maybe that's really it. In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing.
Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out.
It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie.
So often, over the course of our day-to-days, we forget the details of what shapes us most in life. Sure, we'll pay through the nose to have our weddings videotaped, but can we say the same thing about the first time we discovered masturbation, or the moment we realized that the true nature of the opposite sex is to lie and humiliate (and I'm not just talking about women here)? Usually not.
Why take life seriously? No one gets out alive anyways.
There's something to be said for failing.
It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.