Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
— David Lynch

If, in looking at the lives of princes, courtiers, men of rank and fashion, we must perforce depict them as idle, profligate, and criminal, we must make allowances for the rich men's failings, and recollect that we, too, were very likely indolent and voluptuous, had we no motive for work, a mortal's natural taste for pleasure, and the daily temptation of a large income. What could a great peer, with a great castle and park, and a great fortune, do but be splendid and idle?
— William Makepeace Thackeray

The inability to listen and to depict in the countenance what others have said has spoiled many a good actress.
— Julia Marlowe

If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself.
— Karl Rove

We don't have any rules about how we depict violence, or how much violence is in a movie. It's a calibration on a case-by-case basis.
— Joel Coen