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All Quotes by author - John Singleton
" All the kids looked up to my father because he was known to be that dude who knocks people out. "
" As a storyteller, when you see somebody who is the character you envisioned, you feel this energy in the room. "
" At heart, I'm a dude from South Central Los Angeles. We roll the way we roll because we had survival tactics; we had to learn how to adapt. That's just me. "
" 'Baby Boy' is one of my favourite films, and Tyrese keeps telling everybody we're going to make a sequel. I mean, we have a story right now but we don't know where we're going to take it. "
" Because, if I'm honest, people in the white world might be appalled, but in the black world, they're making myths out of me. And I know that ain't the life. "
" Cinema was my rite of passage. "
" Crunk music is the music of the South, it pervades every club and nightclub not only in America, but all over the world. "
" I already have legitimacy as a filmmaker and now I'm trying to do stuff that's just fun. Until I find a cool tangible subject again that I want to tackle. "
" I can't watch a movie and watch just two minutes and turn it off, then go talk to my girlfriend. "
" I just try to make the best film possible, and once the movie's done, we deal with the DVD. "
" I like John Hughes movies. "
" I like to be an idea person. I like to pull different people together and find new talent. "
" I love comics. I like to do everything I used to do when I was 14-years-old. "
" I'm a competitive guy. "
" I'm a huge DVD fan. "
" I make notes about things I see in films that really affect me, like the ending of 'Jules and Jim.' I think about how I can utilize things in my work. And I have a team of people who keep me down to earth. "
" I met Tupac through Queen Latifah in New York at this party that we were at, at a place downtown called Big City Diner. "
" I'm not a Beverly Hills dude. "
" In 'Boyz N the Hood,' every female character was three-dimensional. "
" I really took filmmaking very seriously... It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I'm a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies. "
" I try to keep focused on the things that really make me happy and just do those same things. "
" It's cool for me because I'm a director, but I'm also a teacher. I'm a lover of cinema, and I love working with people who are hungry and have the energy to really do better work. "
" I've become more relaxed. When I was younger, I had more erratic, nervous tension when I was working. "
" I've been nominated for Academy Awards, I know what I'm doing. "
" I've got passion, and for people who don't, I make them see how trite their lives are. "
" I wanted to dress cool, and get all the ladies. "
" Ja Rule not doing '2 Fast 2 Furious' changed Ludacris's life. "
" My formative years would be in South Central Los Angeles. It was a really volatile environment, but, I always say, when you're living in the hood, you don't live this life where you're crying every day, downtrodden every day. "
" Now, I'm so relaxed that I have to make myself nervous. I feel better when I'm second and third guessing myself over everything. I play with the mice in my head, all the time. "
" One of the biggest regrets of my whole career was turning down an offer to direct on the first season of 'The Wire.' That would have been so perfect for me. "
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