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" 'Blood Feast' is my favorite of Lewis' films. When we shot 'Serial Mom,' and I showed them the infamous tongue scene, one of the female crew members said, 'I hate when a guy does that.' "
" I'm thrilled to have a completely new audience that I can get from Court TV, without it being my own trial. That was the only other way I would have gotten it. "
" If you're a juvenile delinquent today, you're a hacker. You live in your parent's house; they haven't seen you for two months. They put food outside your door, and you're shutting down a government of a foreign country from your computer. "
" In sixth grade, I went to a very good private school, and I did learn there. I learned how to read and write. If I had quit school in sixth grade, I would know as much as I know today and would have made one more movie. By the time I got to college, I was so bored and angry. "
" If I'm seeing a three-hour foreign film, I don't want to watch it in a bed. "
" My perfect day in Baltimore begins with getting my five newspapers. Then I would write. "
" Fellini was a little lofty for a teenage boy, but certainly he was a huge influence. "
" Always be prepared if someone asks you what you want for Christmas. Give brand names, the store that sells the merchandise, and, if possible, exact model numbers so they can't go wrong. Be the type who's impossible to buy for, so they have to get what you want. "
" My main residence is Baltimore. I have an apartment in New York, one in San Francisco, and I live in a rental in Provincetown in the summer. "
" It's still possible to make movies. Not so much on YouTube. On YouTube, you wind up with an advertising career. What movie became infamous and a hit because of YouTube? Maybe there is one. I don't know. "
" I remember when I first went to the Baltimore Museum of Art and I bought this little Moreau print in the gift shop. I took it home, and I was, like, 12 years old or something. "
" I don't mind snobs, if they have a reason to be a snob. "
" One Christmas, Dennis Dermody, the movie critic of 'Paper,' gave me 'Rock Hudson: A Gathering of Friends,' the master invitation list from Rock Hudson's memorial service. It's so great. Everyone's in it, with personal addresses all bound into a book. Someone else once gave me Ike Turner's will. I get great stuff. "
" My dreams have come true. I mean, everything I wanted to happen as a kid has already happened. "
" I do take a one-week vacation every year, and I go to London in the fall. "
" The rudest possible gift is a gift card. It means you think the person is stupid and has no interests. The only good gift card is Bitcoin. You practically have to be a hacker to know about it. "
" 'Hairspray' maybe did change people's minds, and that's how you get your political enemies to change their minds - by making them laugh and making them look at something in a way they haven't seen it. Not by preaching and cutting them off and being a separatist. "
" Always, European art cinema has been the most threatening and the grimmest and the most transgressive, I think. "
" What fashion has started from hackers? They have bad posture, and they don't go out. I wish I had a hacker boyfriend - they stay at home up in the bedroom. "
" I didn't follow anybody's advice, really. "
" My early films look terrible! I didn't know what I was doing. I learned when I was doing it. I never went to film school. "
" I wish something on T.V. would trouble me. Then maybe I would watch it. "
" You have to think of a new way to make something new. And the biggest sin - you can never try too hard. You can never look like you're just trying to shock people, 'cause that's simple. But making people laugh is the hard part. "
" I don't trust anyone that hasn't been to jail at least once in their life. You should have been, or something's the matter with you. "
" I'd be a bad father. I'm too self-involved. "
" My dad saw 'A Dirty Shame.' I felt bad about my father knowing what 'felching' was. "
" I always had a work ethic. And I think I very much got that from my father and my mother. "
" A hair-hopper is someone who pretends they're rich, who really wasn't brought up very wealthy but now tries to brag that they're rich, and they spend too much time on their hair. "
" Everyone's sex life is funny except your own. Every person's is, and yours never is. "
" Without obsession, life is nothing. "
" I'd love to sell out completely. It's just that nobody has been willing to buy. "