Steven Spielberg quotes talk about his life as a film director and many of the choices he made in that regard it also look at many other issues. He mentioned war-related issues, matters regarding Israel and he talks about his children. His quotes reveal the thoughts of one of the most well-known filmmakers. Tom Hanks a well-known actor is one of many who have worked with Spielberg throughout the years. Hanks had himself taken on the role of filmmaker along with actor Denzel Washington. More and more actors are finding themselves in the role of becoming filmmakers. Below are a number of Steven Spielberg quotes to ponder on.
“Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.”
“She wanted to go over and hug his tears away, but she was too frightened.”
“I don't dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I'm dreaming for living.”
“Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?”
“I dream for a living.”
“Audrey gave more than she ever got. The whole world is going to miss her.”
“Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.”
“Wherever you are, I will find you and I will bring you home”
“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.”
“You're not alone, are you? Because I'm here”
“What kind of a horse?
“Through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time. But you can’t get everybody to interpret the result in the same Way. And that’s thrilling to know – that everybody will see it differently.”
“He never gave up. And he does that for us”
“I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.”
“My first reaction, every time I delve into an episode of history that I don’t know very much about, is anger that my teachers never taught me about it.”
“Daddy, are you going to yell at us some more today?'
“The best time of my life has been the three instances where I have been there for the birth of my children. That is, nothing [else] has ever come close.”
“The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time.”
“Sadly, racial, ethnic, and cultural hatred and intolerance are not just history, they are current events.”
“I just had a crazy, wild imagination all my life, and science fiction is the greatest outlet for me.”
“Dyslexia "it is more common than you can imagine, you are not alone”
"If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government."
“Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when, as in Munich, people are taken hostage, people are killed. But probing the motives of those responsible and showing that they are also individuals with families and have their own story does not excuse what they did."
“I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back."
“I'm not really interested in making money."
“I'm always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it's threatened. At the same time, a response to a response doesn't really solve anything. It just creates a perpetual-motion machine."
“When war comes, two things happen - profits go way, way up and all perishables go way, way down. There becomes a market for them."
“All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives."
“You know, I don't really do that much looking inside me when I'm working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change; you change."
“The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible."
“I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there's film going through the camera."
“There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility."
“A lot of the films I've made probably could have worked just as well 50 years ago, and that's just because I have a lot of old-fashion values."
“I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try."
“I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives."
“If I weren't a director, I would want to be a film composer."
“I go out and look for a good story to tell and if I like it enough and I decide to direct it, I become dangerously involved in becoming a part of that story."
“I get that same queasy, nervous, thrilling feeling every time I go to work. That's never worn off since I was 12 years-old with my dad's 8-millimeter movie camera."
“I don't really have a schedule of when I want to show my children my movies."
“So I try to re-invent my own eye every time I tackle a new subject. But it's hard, because everybody has style. You can't help it."
“Like, I took no poetic license with 'Schindler's List' because that was historical, factual documents."
“As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world."
“One of my daughters is a competitive jumper, we live with horses, we have stables on our property. But I don't ride. I observe, and I worry."
Steven Spielberg Biography
Steven Spielberg is an American filmmaker who is considered the postmodern director who took Hollywood to another level. He took the lead in what was considered the New Hollywood era that moved away from the older types of films. His approach has made him one of the greatest producers and directors of this time and he has worked with many popular actors and actresses. Spielberg’s career has made him a very rich man and is estimated to be worth more than $3 billion. He is one of the richest filmmakers in the world.
Steven Spielberg Films
Steven Spielberg films are many and date back to the early 1970s but he really made waves later in the decade. Some of the films he made that made him famous were Jaws, E.T, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Schindlers List, War of the Worlds, Catch Me If You Can, The Color Purple, Minority Report, Back To The Future, Private Ryan and many others. One of the more popular actors that never worked with Spielberg was Brad Pitt, despite the hype that they would do a movie together but it proved to be false.