J. C. Chandor Quotes

When it feels scary to jump, that’s exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying the same place your whole life. And that I can’t do.

There is certainly a part of my filmmaking that harkens to a more simpler commercial kind of taste, but then with this theres certainly a kind of avant-garde, abstract, existential element to it.

When I have people around, I’m a chatterbox. But when I’m alone, I never speak. I don’t talk to myself; it’s just not my schtick.

When you’re on a boat, it is this tiny little island where you have to be completely self-sufficient.

I had a caricature view of the guy in the beret with the big megaphone­­, but a movie director and writer was beyond my role of understanding.

We print money. The people that print the money is actually us. The government of the United States of America. By its very nature, we control that, and this system is there as representation of us.

I grew up in suburban New York City and London, England, where my dad was working.

I did not grow up a cinefile. No one in my family was in the film business or even anything close to it.

I think my films kind of walk this line that Im proud of, that they feel sort of like films of my youth, which were far more commercial.

I consider myself somewhat spiritual, but not practicing.