A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A story is the relationship that you develop between who you are, or who you potentially are, and the infinite world.
A good director creates an environment which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.
Film is a dramatised reality and it is the director's job to make it appear real... an audience should not be conscious of technique.
Good theatre draws the energies out of the place where it is and gives it back as joie de vivre.
When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with.
An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared because you start running out of time for the shoot and then have to do it fast.
As a director, I've been able to combine with what I've learned as an actor and as a producer: it melds quite nicely into what I feel like I should have been doing all along.
In cinema, the leading player is the director.
A director shouldn't get in the way of the movie, the story should.
I basically put myself into directors' hands and let them tell me what to do, and the more they told me what to do, the more I liked it.
Cast PURPOSE as the lead in your movie and you will help God, your Director, produce a masterwork.
I think it's very boring for a director to always do the same kind of movies.
A film's success or failure is strictly on the director's shoulders.
We all steal, but if we're smart we steal from great directors. Then, we can call it influence.
I don't want to be a director, or to have responsibility for hundreds of people.
Audiences are harder to please if you're just giving them effects, but they're easy to please if it's a good story.
The best director is the one you don't see.
A Director Makes Only One Movie in His Life. Then He Breaks It Into Pieces and Makes It Again.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
I'm not interested in being a celebrity; I'm interested in being a better actor and a better director.
The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one; that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge that will make him a better film director or human being.
I am convinced that one should tell one's spiritual director if one has a great desire for Communion, for Our Lord does not come from Heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium; He comes to find another heaven, the heaven of our soul in which He loves to dwell.
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