director Quotes

Quotes from famous directors


popular directors
Woody Allen 128 quotes
Jean Cocteau 64 quotes
James Broughton 38 quotes

Ken Burns
37 quotes
Sam Mendes
36 quotes
Joel Coen
35 quotes
Richard King
34 quotes
Chuck Jones
34 quotes
John Sayles
33 quotes
Dario Argento
32 quotes
Wim Wenders
31 quotes
Atom Egoyan
31 quotes
Walter Lang
31 quotes

Famous director quotes and sayings
A different language is a different vision of life. Federico Fellini, director
  • vision

You're never going to learn something as profoundly as when it's purely out of curiosity. Christopher Nolan, director
  • curiosity

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox. Woody Allen, director
  • Love

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it. Woody Allen, director
  • Love

Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen, director
  • Success


I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen, director
  • funny

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. Billy Wilder, director
  • trust

I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality... That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others. George Stevens, director
  • arrogance

If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em! John Waters, director
  • books

Music stops you from thinking. Peter Weir, director
  • music

It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. Woody Allen, director
  • Goodness

Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it. Alfred Hitchcock, director
  • Film

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? Woody Allen, director
  • death

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? Jean Cocteau, director
  • Luck

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. Alfred Hitchcock, director
  • movies

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder, director
  • dreams

Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing. Woody Allen, director
  • Sex

The more opinions you have, the less you see. Wim Wenders, director
  • Opinion

If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you. Billy Wilder, director
  • Truth

My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else. Woody Allen, director
  • Regret

I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen, director
  • Death

Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone. Do it fully, and follow it completely. Mira Nair, director
  • anything

One is always considered mad, when one discovers something that others cannot grasp. Ed Wood, director
  • considered

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. Jean Cocteau, director
  • Style

If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe. Woody Allen, director
  • Risk

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. Steven Spielberg, director
  • Reading

The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. Stanley Kubrick, director
  • Nation

The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep.. Woody Allen, director
  • Marriage

Life is a horizontal fall. Jean Cocteau, director
  • Life

What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you. Jean Cocteau, director
  • Criticism

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top. David Lynch, director
  • heart

The extreme limit of wisdom --that's what the public calls madness. Jean Cocteau, director
  • Wisdom

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good. Woody Allen, director
  • Sex

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. Federico Fellini, director
  • Passion

I make all my decisions on intuition. I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect. Ingmar Bergman, director
  • Intuition

If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job. Woody Allen, director
  • Film

Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place. Mira Nair, director
  • fiction

Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought, how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday too, and it rained. Woody Allen, director
  • Sunset

Marriage is the death of hope. Woody Allen, director
  • Marriage

A film is -- or should be -- more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. Stanley Kubrick, director
  • Film

I am a lie who always speaks the truth. Jean Cocteau, director
  • DeceptionLying

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. Jean Cocteau, director
  • Books

Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem. Lindsay Anderson, director
  • Art

I miss my mother very, very much. Paul Haggis, director
  • miss

You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here. Spike Lee, director
  • Reading

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration. Robert Bresson, director
  • Inspirational

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying. Jean Cocteau, director
  • Death

My life and career is my own adventure. Dario Argento, director
  • adventure

Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed. Wim Wenders, director
  • changed

Scripture suggests that the elements in space were created for the benefit of earth, while evolution suggests that earth is an insignificant speck in vast space. Walter Lang, director
  • benefit


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