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 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.
I am... a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.
When in doubt, make a western.
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.
Who better than an Irishman can understand the Indians, while still being stirred by tales of the US cavalry?
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.
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.
What is done, is done: Spend not the time in tears, but seek for justice.
Diamonds cut diamonds.
Electronics is clearly the winner of the day.
I love making pictures but I don't like talking about them.
Truth is child of Time.
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.
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.
Revenge proves itself to be its own executioner.
Melancholy Is not, as you conceive, indisposition Of body, but the mind's disease.
The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
Delay in vengeance delivers a heavier blow.
How did I get to Hollywood? By train.
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