I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough.
I have an assistant in Vancouver to help me with my life.
I was in Japan, and my assistant director had worked with Kurosawa. I used quite of number of Kurosawa's crew.
But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy, honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
Just the other day, my assistant was on the line with Calvin Klein. Golly, I usually shop at Sears.
And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant with the Bears and they won that football game.
If you take a bunch of superstars and put them in a room where they don't have their assistants and entourage, it's funny to see what happens.
A blind bloke walks into a shop with a guide dog. He picks the Dog up and starts swinging it around his head. Alarmed, a shop assistant calls out: 'Can I help, sir?' 'No thanks,' says the blind bloke. 'Just looking.'
FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy. They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures of ships they took out of the White House after he died. But he could choose good men.
A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.
I'm very organized and tidy in my home life and I generally do something myself rather than farm it out to somebody else. I don't have an assistant or anything because I think I can do it myself.
I don't have interns. I don't have a manager. I don't have assistants. I don't have a secretary. I can't figure out Outlook Express. I'm the worst person in the world answering e-mails, and my phone is probably the oldest, most battered phone you can find. So I just talk to people.
I pay two full-time assistants in my studio, plus consultants who are architects, engineers, and landscape architects, as well as lighting designers.
Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
My ideas for the next collection always happen a couple of months before the show. I have learned to shut up and not bother my assistants with it.
I don't live lavishly, so it's not like I have 20 assistants and travel privately and shop every day.
It's a big thing now: A lot of people want to be assistants to celebrities. If you're pursuing that, you're an idiot. You're a moron. The shortest distance between two points is not a celebrity, or being next to a celebrity.
When I was a kid growing up, my dad being a football coach, he asked the same question of all the assistants that he ever hired: 'Is your goal to be a head football coach?
If I were a young coach today, I would be extremely careful in selecting assistants.
So I've had really great assistant directors for my last seven movies.
I've had the same, full-time assistant and typist for eight or nine years now. She's read everything I've written, she types everything and does a good job, translates it and makes comments.
I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks... lying that I knew how to drive a truck... and doing commercials and documentaries.
Technically, I have not changed very much. Ask my assistants. They'll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with. I don't have heavy equipment. I work out of one bag.
I'd like to be an assistant producer to a reality show.
The first assistant director is just so important that the choice of that person is critical to the movie.
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