It’s about misunderstandings between people and places, being disconnected and looking for moments of connection. There are so many moments in life when people don’t say what they mean, when they are just missing each other, waiting to run into each other in a hallway.— Sofia Coppola
The most spectacular Sofia Coppola quotes that will transform you to a better person
I'm always a sucker for a love story.
When you direct is the only time you get to have the world exactly how you want it. My movies are very close to what I set out to do. And I'm super-opinionated about what I do and don't like.
For everyone, there are those moments when you have great days with someone you wouldn't expect to. Then you have to go back to your real lives, but it makes an impression on you.
You're considered superficial and silly if you are interested in fashion.
...But I think you can be substantial and still be interested in frivolity.
I got exposed to so many different cultures and people.
I never get myself in a situation where I don't have creative freedom.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
I just remember seventh grade as being really difficult, because there's nothing meaner than a girl at that age. You gang up on people, and it's traumatic. It wasn't so bad for me, but there's a woman I know who's still traumatized by junior high. At that age, everything seems like a huge deal, but of course that changes when you get older.
There's something about being a teenager that's so sincere.
Everything is more epic, like your first crush. I feel that it's not always portrayed very accurately.
Everyone in my family is in the film business;
I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
I really didn't know what I wanted to do.
I went to art school and tried a bunch of different things, but I knew I wanted to do something in the visual arts. And I'd always been around my dad's film sets, so the interest was there. But I didn't have the guts to say, "I want to be a director," especially coming from that family.
I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.
Ever since I was little, I've felt very comfortable on a set.
The time is stressful - being creative under time constraints. But there is an excitement and energy that you only have a certain amount of time to get what you want.
I try to always be open to what the actors want to try.
I don't storyboard and try to be intuitive and open on the day of filming.
My parents were always encouraging of us being creative however we wanted to be.
People say, "You didn't get pressured into having to be a director?" But it's hard to be around my dad and not be curious about filmmaking, because he thinks it's the ultimate medium.
Acting isn't for me. I don't like being told what to do. I'm more interested in set design, more visually driven.
I think being mediocre and in the middle would be the worst.
It's more interesting to get strong reactions, and to have the mixture of people who get it and the people who don't get it. And to invite a dialogue.
It's about moments in life that are great but don't last.
They don't go on, but you always have the memory and they have an effect on you. That's what I was thinking about.
I think anything you do that's different, that doesn't take the typical approach, invites differing opinions.
I try to just make what I want to make or what I would want to see.
I try not to think about the audience too much.
I love that feeling of when it's touching and it makes you happy but there's a melancholy or bittersweet glaze to it.
I learned that from my dad: you put your heart into something, you have to protect it, what you're making.
Forget the audience, make what you want to see
I really wanted to emphasize the idea of the women being isolated and abandoned . . . and they weren't raised to take care of themselves, so they had to learn to survive.
It bugs me when they have people my age  playing teenagers.
When you're making a film you're thinking about how to tell the story visually.
The unexpected connections we make might not last, yet stay with us forever
I like doing personal films, after doing a bigger movie, I enjoy doing smaller, intimate films.
I wanted to make a love story without being nerdy.
My movies are not about being, but becoming.
Having a kid, it makes you slow down;
when you're walking with a toddler to pick up a leaf it can take a half hour. You've never spent that time looking at a leaf before, having that kind of interaction. So I think it does make you change the way you look things.
It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end. Don't try to find it, it's there already.
I always like to keep the budget as small as possible just to have the most freedom.
More actors in action movies should be gangly because that way it's believable when they move through tight spaces.
I think I'm always drawn to projects that help me understand something about myself.
That's the way I work: I try to imagine what I would like to see.
I like to write things to be personal, so I just put what I'm thinking about at the time.
You don't have to be loud. If you know what you want, people respect that.
I always remember my dad saying, "No one makes a remake unless they are trying to make money; there is no reason for it." It was not an honorable thing to do.
I feel like the internet has encouraged people to look into things and try to find issuesthat because people have a lot of opinions. I think it's really important to encourage artistic freedom. I think if you inhibit that, that could be dangerous.
We were always around my dad, so he wasn't absentee at all.
I don't think it was normal, but it was exciting. You always had lots of creative people around, and my parents took us everywhere.
My dad told me, 'Your movie's never as good as the dailies and never as bad as the rough cut.
I've always written my own scripts, I really like doing everything from the beginning and taking it all the way through, I've probably learned that from my dad.
My father is so in love with making movies, and he'sso charismatic about it, that it's hard to be around him withoutwanting to make movies.
It’s always more intriguing to imagine what’s happening, as opposed to seeing everything, because then you can use your imagination. I always wanted to be at a distance.
I just try to do what I'm interested in and hope that some people will connect.
Making films is like making stuff together as kids.
I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. I like to be observing everything else, and I get self-conscious in front of the camera.