• The director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant, and a bastard.

    Billy Wilder
  • We are painting with light.

    Rouben Mamoulian
  • Film lies twenty-four times a second.

    Brian De Palma
  • Hollywood is the only place where you can die from encouragement.

    Pauline Kael
  • I love making movies. If I wasn’t paid to do it, I would pay to do it.

    David Lean
  • Most of the good things in pictures happen by accident.

    John Ford
  • The public is never wrong.

    Adolph Zukor
  • The director is always right.

    George Cukor
  • A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.

    Jean-Luc Goddard
  • I am the son of filmmakers. I was born with this bow tie made of celluloid on my collar.

    Sergio Leone
  • Quite simply, a movie has to grab me in the place that makes my voice go high and then I’ll really commit to it.

    Steven Spielberg
  • If you have a strong vision, then you’re able to throw it away for a better one.

    Julie Taymore