And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my fingers upon thee!

— Quentin Tarantino

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When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'

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My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.

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Just because I was at an anti-police brutality protest, doesn't mean I'm anti-police. We want justice, but stop shooting unarmed people.

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Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.

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In real life there are no bad guys. Everybody just has their own perspective.

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Hamburgers! The corner-stone of any nutritious breakfast.

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If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one.

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I'm a big collector of vinyl - I have a record room in my house - and I've always had a huge soundtrack album collection.

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I steal from every movie ever made.

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I steal from every single movie ever made.

I love it - if my work has anything it's that I'm taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don't like that, then tough titty, don't go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal; they don't do homages.

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The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system.

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To me, movies and music go hand in hand.

When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.

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About Quentin Tarantino

Quotes 246 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.

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Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character.

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I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.

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I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can't do storyboards because I can't really draw and that's what they live and die on.

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If the film isn't suspenseful, i.e. the pressure cooker situation of what's going on in the movie, if that's not part of it, if the threat of violence and the temperature isn't always going up a notch every scene or so, then the movie is going to be boring. It's not going to work.

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I appreciate the female foot, but I've never said that I have a foot fetish.

But I am a lower track guy. I like legs' I like booties'. I have a black male sexuality.

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The easiest way to kill a cult is to make that cult accessible.

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Emotion will always win over coolness and cleverness.

It's when a scene works emotionally and it's cool and clever, then it's great. That's what you want.

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The good ideas will survive.

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You don't have to know how to make a movie.

If you truly love cinema with all your heart and with enough passion, you can't help but make a good movie.

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Sure, Kill Bill is a violent movie. But it's a Tarantino movie. You don't go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down.

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Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.

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I don't think there's anything to be afraid of.

Failure brings great rewards - in the life of an artist.

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If a Million People See My Movie, I Hope They See a Million Different Movies.

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Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns.

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As the acting class was going on, I just realized I just knew more about cinema than the other people in the class. I cared about cinema and they cared about themselves. But two, was actually at a certain point I just realized that I love movies too much to simply appear in them. I wanted the movies to be my movies.

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Some of the inspirations I had as far as following that story would be, like, say, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly," the way they use the Civil War in that, or even the idea that - the movie that Leone was going to do before he died was going to be a movie about the battle of Stalingrad.

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Sometimes things need to get really bad before they can ever get better.

Really bad can become untenable if enough people get sick of it. That was a big thing about why I ended up taking part in that rally [against police brutality] and ended up voicing my opinion and declaring what side I was standing on.

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I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown.

I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.

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Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It's just another colour to work with.

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If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.

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The film [Django] really has a lot of ups and downs, and taps into a lot of different emotions. To me, the trick was balancing all those emotions, so that I could get you where I wanted you to be by the very end. I wanted the audience cheering in triumph at the end.

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When you gotta go out and make a movie to pay for the kid's private school and for the three ex-wives, don't talk to me about your artistry. It's their job. It's not my job. It's my calling.

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Movies are my religion and God is my patron.

I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.

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Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room.

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I was trying to do like a spaghetti western but using World War II iconography.

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I don't believe in putting in music as a band aid to get you over some rough parts or bad film making. If it's there it's got to add to it or take it to another level.

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I like a much more Japanese style of blood, where it's red and it almost has a paint kind of quality to it. You can put it on metal, and it has this vividness. Because, normally, what they use in Hollywood is this stuff that looks like strawberry pancake syrup or raspberry pancake syrup.

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I am not going to tell you how I believe, but I do believe in God.

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I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.

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As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie.

Emotionally, I'm severed.

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To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.

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I definitely have some colleagues that I respect, and we get together from time to time. But I actually have just like genuine friends. Paul Thomas Anderson is a genuine friend. Robert Rodriguez is a genuine friend. Rick Richard Linklater is a genuine friend. Eli Roth is a genuine friend. And so is Edgar Wright.

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I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.

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When it came to a lot of these German actors with the English, they just couldn't do it. They couldn't get the poetry out of it. They couldn't own it and make it their own. And then Christoph [Waltz] came in, and I didn't know who Christoph was.

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Even Christoph Waltz's character, Colonel Landa in 'Inglourious Basterds', I never judged him.

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When I was on The View, Barbara Walters was asking me about the blood and stuff, and I said, 'Well, you know, that's a staple of Japanese cinema.' And then she came back, 'But this is America.' And I go, 'I don't make movies for America. I make movies for planet Earth.'

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