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All Quotes by author - Francis Ford Coppola
" All of a sudden, there are great Japanese films, or great Italian films, or great Australian films. It's usually because there are a number of people that cross-pollinated each other. "
" A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually. "
" Anyone who's made film and knows about the cinema has a lifelong love affair with the experience. You never stop learning about film. "
" Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos. "
" Art depends on luck and talent. "
" As long as I can make lots of money in other businesses, I'll continue to subsidize my own work. "
" Being a former theater student, of course, there is a part of me that is fascinated with stage crafts and what you can do with illusions and working within the confines of the studio. "
" By working in the morning, I find a sense of peace; it's isolated peace, but I can definitely be in touch with my feelings, and then I just start. "
" Everything I do is personal. I have never made a movie that didn't have very strong personal resonance. "
" Films and hotels have many aspects that are the same. For example, there is always a big vision, an idea. "
" Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up. "
" George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again. "
" 'Godfather' was very classical - the way it was shot, the style - the whole driving force of it was more classical, almost Shakespearean. "
" I always found the film world unpleasant. It's all about the schedule, and never really flew for me. "
" I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant. "
" I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it. "
" I believe that filmmaking - as, probably, is everything - is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you've got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way. "
" I bring to my life a certain amount of mess. "
" I don't go on set with an army of people because the most expensive elements of a movie production are the plane tickets, the hotel rooms, food and gasoline. If you're willing to discover new colleagues in the place that you are, you can save a ton of money. "
" I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing. "
" If I have to be remembered for something, I want it remembered that I really liked children and was a good camp counselor. "
" If you're a person who says yes most of the time, you'll find yourself in the hotel business and the restaurant business. "
" I gladly, I voluntarily gave up the kind of commercial film career I had going as soon as I had enough money to finance my own films. "
" I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button. "
" I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies. "
" I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn't do well in school. "
" I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini. "
" I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn't have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie. "
" I had to get a job, and of course, the job was 'The Godfather.' That made me be something I didn't know I was going to be. I became a big-shot director. "
" I have more of a vivid imagination than I have talent. I cook up ideas. It's just a characteristic. "
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