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All Quotes by author - Phil Lord
" A sense of humour is never a handicap. "
" As the son of a Cuban refugee and cousin and nephew to many Cubans on the island, I cringe when Americans visit Cuba for a fun island vacation. "
" Batman is the ultimate in white people problems. It's like, 'Oh, I'm so rich and handsome, and women like me, and... something about my parents!' "
" Having to top yourself is a good problem to have. "
" I apologize for the song 'Everything Is Awesome.' "
" I don't want to fail by being conservative; I want to fail by doing something no one has ever done. "
" I'm a big believer in the transformative, exponential power of art, like a reverse pyramid scheme. "
" I'm a big 'Omega Man' fan because of how insane he seems, just driving around in that car really fast. It has, like, a very strange tone to it. "
" In animation, you do so much planning ahead of time; it has to be so precise. "
" I think we're going to be very embarrassed in a few years when we see a lot more women film-makers. People will look back and ask, 'How did it take so long for you to figure this out?' "
" It's easy to forget that when you take out all the shark stuff, 'Jaws' is a really beautiful human drama. "
" It was kind of fun to make 'Cloudy,' which has such a stylized look, and then do 'LEGO,' which, while it's stylized, is also photo-real. "
" I was short until my senior year. It's just, like, your social status is so dependent on how quickly you hit puberty, basically. "
" I wish I could remember people's names. I'm supposed to remember so many. "
" I wish we had fewer bad words in 'Jump Street.' That would probably be better. "
" I wish we were smart enough that, every time we had an idea for a script, that it was great right off the bat. "
" I would love to wear, like, twee Wes Anderson suits everywhere and not get made fun of. "
" Male relationships are deeply emotional and hard to talk about. "
" One of the things that has proven true in our career is that even if you take something that's as straightforward and classic as a father-son story, you can express it in a way that's totally unique to you. "
" Seriously, if 'Superbad' doesn't happen, I don't think 'Jump Street' ever happens. "
" Some people survived the neolithic age by being brave, others by being cowardly and smart. "
" That might be my epitaph: 'It wasn't as bad as I thought. Here lies Phil Lord.' "
" That's the beauty of the animation process: It takes so long, you have so many chances to improve it. "
" The great ideas start flowing when you stop thinking about the obvious way of doing it. "
" The hardest thing to do with an animated movie is to not make it feel synthetic: to feel like it's handmade, where you can sense the human hand in it. "
" There have been funny sequels, but I don't know if there have been that many that feel like they're - you know - they're just as great a movie to watch, just as fun an experience but different. "
" We are so aware of how silly our movies are as we're making them. "
" We like the challenge of a story around the most generic, forgettable man in the universe. "
" We try not to have any vanity or judgment about genre or type of film. "
" We try to stay as open-minded about casting as possible. When you're getting things down on paper, you might even avoid writing down a name, let alone if they have blonde hair or this or that, to stop. "
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