Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
I didn't show up at the ceremony to collect any of my first three Oscars. Once I went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, I remember, I was suddenly taken drunk.
I am... a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.
I like, as a director and a spectator, simple, direct, frank films. Nothing disgusts me more than snobbism, mannerism, technical gratuity... and, most of all, intellectualism.
When in doubt, make a western.
Who better than an Irishman can understand the Indians, while still being stirred by tales of the US cavalry?
To be quite blunt, I make pictures for money, to pay the rent.There are some great artists in the business. I am not one of them.
Love is the tyrant of the heart; it darkens
Reason, confounds discretion; deaf to Counsel
It runs a headlong course to desperate madness.
Tell us, pray, what devil This melancholy is, which can transform Men into monsters.
Electronics is clearly the winner of the day.
What is done, is done: Spend not the time in tears, but seek for justice.
I love making pictures but I don't like talking about them.
Let them fear bondage who are slaves to fear; the sweetest freedom is an honest heart.
Busy opinion is an idle fool.
Love is a tyrant, resisted.
Melancholy Is not, as you conceive, indisposition Of body, but the mind's disease.
Physicians are the cobblers, rather the botchers, of men's bodies; as the one patches our tattered clothes, so the other solders our diseased flesh.
Truth is child of Time.
Delay in vengeance delivers a heavier blow.
Revenge proves itself to be its own executioner.
Sister, look ye, How, by a new creation of my tailor's I've shook off old mortality.
A bachelor May thrive by observation on a little, A single life's no burthen: but to draw In yokes is chargeable, and will require A double maintenance.
Diamonds cut diamonds.
How did I get to Hollywood? By train.
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