I like fat people more then I like thin people, things are always a lot more funnier when they happen to fat people.— Lloyd Kaufman
The most practical Lloyd Kaufman quotes to get the best of your day
Fast Food Nation was boring and aimed at yuppies, and yuppies don't eat fast food.
There is no way I could have ever dared to make a documentary, much less have the money to make a documentary, if it was on 16mm. But, with the magic of digital.
I majored in Chinese Studies. I'm probably the only director of chicken Indian zombie movies who can speak pretty good Mandarin.
The dean of the American Film Institute has written that I'm one of the very few auteurs in America. I've had freedom for 40 years to create art that is totally personal and is what I believe in.
My roommate at Yale University introduced me to the auteur theory of filmmaking.
I soon became a big fan of the works of John Ford, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ernst Lubitsch, and Stan Brakhage. I then decided to make my own films!
I don't make crappy movies. I spend two or three years making a film. I don't take myself seriously, but I take my movies very seriously.
Luckily, I've never been offered a directing job that was lucrative.
I've never heard, "Here's $800,000 to remake Sisters."
I'm from the '60s, but no one has ever accused me of being a hippie.
I never had much interest in the Woodstock crowd, which partied to change the world, while real people were starving to death in Africa.
The first time I took acid, I made the decision that I would stay in New York and find an independent film company to get a job with.
I didn't even know what a film director was.
To me, Charlie Chaplin was a goofy clown, and John Ford - what? Never heard of him.
It's a lonely world, being independent, and they can come away with the idea that if Lloyd Kaufman can make movies with people getting their heads squashed, with hard-bodied lesbians, women masturbating with pickles, graphic diarrhea, and singing and dancing chicken zombies - if he can do that for 40 years and put his kids through Yale, Columbia, and Duke - if that idiot can do it, anybody can do it.
I was going to be a teacher and improve the world.
Teach people with hooks for hands to fingerpaint, and teach bums to draw happy faces on beads.
The person who goes to the Troma movie knows that he or she may love the Troma movie or, he or she may hate the Troma movie; but the movie goer knows that he or she will never forget the Troma movie.
My favorite film is always the one that I most recently worked on.
If Shakespeare had lived in our age, he would have been sued for writing Romeo And Juliet, because as everybody knows, he plagiarized that from an Italian play.
It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.
I hope that all new filmmakers see that the Internet and social media are helpful tools in establishing a fan base as well as being able to interact with your fans.
Comedy is not commercial; it is risky, because what is funny in one place isn't always funny somewhere else.
The thing I find about the movie industry is that 99 percent of the people are absolute scum. They're horrible people, they really are. Very nasty killer rabbits who hate movies. But the other 1 percent are really the greatest, most wonderful people in the world.
Being a gay married man, I love Broadway musicals.
The nice thing about piracy is, it allows the public to get independent art, to get a variety of music and movies.
Movies are art and the spirit of the movie depends on the creators.
If someone offered me a hundred million dollars to make a movie? I would first remind him that there are 850 million people in the world who don't have enough to eat.
In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the 8 hours when we stop killing each other and gratutious over eating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!
Mickey Mouse should be in the public domain by now.
What a better world it would be if other people were doing things with Mickey Mouse!
If you're an independent, you don't get on TV.
And in the rare instances that you do get on, you get a fraction of what that very same movie would get if it came in through Fox or Viacom.
I would only make a movie that I believe in. If I didn't believe in it, it would be unworthy.