Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart.
I am a writer, I deal in words. There is no word that should stay in word jail, every word is completely free. There is no word that is worse than another word. It’s all language, it’s all communication.
There`s only one list that`s more illustrious than the list of directors who won the Palme d`Or. It`s the list of directors who didn`t.
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’
I’m basically like, you know, learned pretty quickly the guy who throws the first punch usually wins, so when people gave me a hard time I just punched them.
It’s a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody’s arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.
In real life there are no bad guys. Everybody just has their own perspective.
Sure, Kill Bill is a violent movie. But it’s a Tarantino movie. You don’t go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down.
If you want to make a movie, make it. Don’t wait for a grant, don’t wait for the perfect circumstances, just make it.
I’m very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I’ve never really considered myself a writer.
Just because you are a character doesn’t mean you have character.
It’s nice to get invited to the parties and to be able to hobnob and celebrate a job well done with your colleagues.
I write movies about mavericks, about people who break rules, and I don’t like movies about people who are pulverised for being mavericks.
The good ideas will survive.
To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.
I steal from every single movie ever made. I love it – if my work has anything it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don’t like that, then tough titty, don’t go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal; they don’t do homages.
I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t.
Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It’s just another colour to work with.
As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are.
I’ve always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they’re basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I’d make for you at home.
All my movies are achingly personal.
When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.
If I’ve made it a little easier for artists to work in violence, great! I’ve accomplished something.
If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one.
I don’t judge my characters, and that’s my job not to judge them. It’s my job to treat them with respect and to just look at it from their point of view.