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" And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way. "
" I'm not a member of a minority but I can empathize with what's going on. "
" You need cliches. Cliches are what people respond to. "
" High-concept one-liners were huge when I got my start in the film industry. "
" I've always loved 'Bond.' There were two franchises that I would always have dropped everything to do as a director. 'Bond' was one; 'Star Wars' was other. "
" I'm a closet geek. "
" You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book. "
" I'm a big believer that it doesn't matter what you call your company, nobody ever notices. "
" I think you should make a movie that has an audience. "
" I don't believe in development. I believe in pre-pre-production, so when I sit down with an idea for a movie, I'm thinking I'm going to make this film. I don't think about anything else. "
" Being a producer, I deal with a lot of different directors, and some of them would drive me insane with all the different histrionics, and the mystique that they carry. "
" I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn't as hard as everyone says it is. "
" I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books. "
" Most of the movies nominated for Oscars put me to sleep. "
" Cliches are what make you understand something. "
" For me, I'm not Spielberg. I can't edit while filming another film. "
" I think it's easier to make a film with 200 million dollars than 960 grand. "
" What I learned very quickly is that if you get it right in the first two or three takes, it's not going to get that much better. "
" I will never sign anything which makes me have to do more than one film. "
" I'm a Star Wars fanatic. "
" Some things that work in a comic don't work in a film, and vice versa. "
" I was so nervous about 'Kingsman,' I can't tell you, because when you do things different and fresh and fun and crazy, you don't know how people are going to react. "
" If you do something that's different and quirky and original, it takes time for people to figure it out. "
" My theory is that there's a knee-jerk reaction against technology in movie making. "
" I like doing as many special effects in camera, as much as possible. "
" People just want to watch movies that are entertaining, it doesn't matter what genre it is. "
" So I think I sometimes will put a cliche in and then just pad it out so you're not noticing. "
" Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera. "
" I was inspired by all of it. 'The Avengers,' 'Harry Palmer,' 'The Prisoner,' 'The Man from UNCLE,' 'In Like Flint.' Of course, there's a huge shadow of Bond - Bond is the monolith of spy movies - but it's not just about Bond; there were a lot of other things that influenced me. "
" Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked. "
" I think there's a time in your life where you don't feel like you fit in. I think everyone has that when you're a teenager, especially, and especially in the society we live in. "