10 Inspiring Quotes from Our Favorite Filmmakers

Great Quotes from Great Filmmakers

When we're in need of inspiration we draw from our favorite creatives.

To that end, we culled a SlideShare document of 10 inspiring quotes from 10 of our favorite filmmakers. So if you're feeling like you could use a fresh perspective, take a look - and if you're in a hurry, we've written the quotes below for an easy skim.


"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it." - Alfred Hitchock

"When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films." - Quentin Tarantino

"The Secret to the movie business or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film - whether it's history, psychology, economics, or architecture - so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn't going to help you unless you have something to say." - George Lucas

"There's nothing creative about living within your means." - Francis Ford Coppola

"Be conscious of the filmmakers that speak to you. Be shameless about stealing from the. Oddly, your own voice comes out." - Nancy Savoca

"If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons; I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies." - Kathryn Bigelow

"There's nothing quite like the idea of failing spectacularly to excite a film maker." - Mike Figgis

"A film is- or should be - more like music than fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick

"Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there, And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of woman." - Nora Ephron

"A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet." - Orson Welles


Erin Hayes

Erin's a producer, writer and content lover. She's worked with MediaBoss since 2008. In 2010, she quit her marketing and freelance writing jobs and came on to lead MediaBoss full-time.


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