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" You know... the only person I really had to please after a point was the MPAA. Because Lions' Gate was like, hey, whatever you can get away with is fine, we don't care. "
" Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is that I am obsessed with hockey. I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with hockey since I was a little kid. "
" By the time we got to MGM, and Lions Gate the movie was done there was nothing else to say. It was done. Just as at Universal, it was art by committee. "
" You might like it as a joke or because you liked it then, but there isn't a whole new generation discovering Wham!. "
" As far as directors, I'm a big fan of any kind of Billy Wilder stuff. Anything he does. "
" I don't know that I have a fascination with witches per se - well, maybe I just have a fascination with everything that's weird. "
" There are so many projects that don't happen, just sometimes they don't get announced, so no one ever knows about them and you don't have to talk about them. "
" Things like that become a blur - shot at some soundstage, somewhere - that's as much as I can remember. "
" I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey. "
" All the classic bands that have been around forever, they came up gradually. "
" NC-17 means that you get it in like 3 theaters. They won't run the spots on MTV, won't run the advertising. It's the kiss of death so there was really no other choice. "
" It was like fighting with the MPAA... to me it was like this is an R easy... but it was NC 17 over and over and even with this cut they were like, you are right on the edge buddy, one more thing and it's NC-17. "
" White Zombie was a bunch of kids with the worst equipment playing in a basement. But that is what is so great about it. There is no reason to think that you can't do it. "
" I like movies where you can come back and re-watch them and admire the cinematography 25 years later. "
" Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you're pampered, you get lazy. "
" But I think bands that rolled in with a big attitude, like they were some big deal, I just found that very strange. "
" I understand why some kid in his bedroom in Wisconsin thinks downloading songs couldn't hurt anyone. True fans will buy the CD or go see the movie after downloading, but to say it doesn't affect anyone - come on. "
" I never made movies that had any of my music. I haven't crossed them over that much. "
" I wanted it to be like a high quality, drive-in movie. "
" The pirating thing is bad. The people it hurts the most are the ones you least think it hurts. It's not the big Britney Spears albums that are being pirated; it's the indie bands that don't have two cents to their name. "
" When you have too many people and you're trying to satisfy everybody's input, you usually end up with something so incredibly generic that it has no point of view. "
" I think it is good escapist entertainment even though it's bad. "
" Every time I start the next movie, it's as exciting as the first time. "
" Once you feel like you're being dictated by other people's expectations, it usually backfires. "
" My goal is to keep making films and grow as a film maker; that's always my goal. "
" My advice: Don't quit. When I got to New York City, I lived so far below the poverty line, because I didn't give in and get a job at 7-Eleven. I think you can thrive in misery. "
" To me, horror and comedy never work. Never worked for me, anyway. "
" I'd always want to decorate my bedroom. I needed visuals and to be stimulated by things. I'm still like that. It's the way I see the world. "
" I don't want to just make horror movies; I don't want to just make any type of movie - I don't just like horror movies, I love movies. "
" It's never been about making money. "
" I think probably the scariest thing, as weird as it sounds, was 'The Wizard of Oz' and the flying monkeys with the witch. I remember seeing that - it still seems freaky. "