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" You make a movie and you'd like it to be appreciated, respected, embraced. "
" I think I approach things with an outsider's perspective. "
" A film cannot make it into the culture without the support of critics. "
" I think baseball represents something closer to our experience. There's no clock in baseball; it's not over until it's over. It's like life in that there are prolonged periods of boredom and monotony, punctuated by intense moments of excitement and sometimes terror. "
" Every relationship probably has, at its inception, a hundred things that you could pick on and divert you from it, but the feeling is there. You figure out a way to make it work. "
" I think the mind has a way of getting to where it needs to get to. If you are persistent. "
" People are attracted to entertainment, for sure, or jokes, excitement and romantically heightened stories that might be false, but are still attractive fantasies. "
" You can write ten versions of a scene, and then, on the day, discover that something in the original scene worked. It's hard on writers. Hard on actors, hard on editors, hard on me, hard on the producers, who require patience and confidence. But I can't get to the end without going through this process. "
" I think I am missing a gene that most people have to enable them to feel happiness about success and these kind of things. "
" Before I find myself in the middle of a project, I want to make sure it is the kind of thing that keeps me excited for two years. Otherwise, it will be very difficult to push the proverbial rock up the proverbial mountain. "
" If you talk to anybody, among the first things you'll hear is, 'Steve Carell is the nicest guy in the world.' And he is. 'Steve Carell is the greatest guy to work with.' And he is. But all of that belies other aspects that are as true with him. "
" I am attracted to anything that does not feel derivative. "
" I don't want to sound too spiritual, but when you are true to yourself and follow through with things that connect with you meaningfully, somehow things fall into place. "
" For me, personally, the value of a film is not determined by a review, but the health of the film is. "
" It's great making a film and having it embraced and seen. I really enjoy that. "
" I want to work with performers who really are ready to lose their minds, you know? People who are established and have talent, but who are ready to break new ground and really be cracked open in a new way. "
" If you track something like a political campaign and parcel out what's being communicated in a literal and narrative sense, and what's being communicated by means of emotional and symbolic language, you might find that it's the latter elements that absolutely dominate and move people. It makes me want to take that language and expose it. "
" I hardly read fiction; I mostly read nonfiction. I like to examine material things. "
" I have a tremendous amount of patience and tolerance when working with people, but if I ever feel the impulse to inhibit myself from doing one more take, or feel a need to apologize to someone for pushing, I know that that relationship isn't gonna last. "
" I am a tumbleweed. I don't have a company. I don't have a staff. I don't own anything - I've never owned a car or an apartment. "
" My business life is really simple. It's like, get check. Put check in bank. Pay rent. I've never bought a stock in my life. I never got caught up in that trip. And the truth is, I don't obsess about money ever. "
" I think in terms of content and subjects and whatever kind of production it dictates. Can I conceive of an idea that would really connect with my personal rhythms and cost a lot of money? I don't gravitate in that direction, but it is possible. "
" Honestly, my smartest business decision was to never do anything that I didn't love doing. "
" I don't believe in God in the way I often see described by religion. "
" There is a very uneasy relationship between money and creativity, between money and almost everything. Its tendency to control and corrupt - whether it's in arts or education or politics, hardly anything is untouched by it. Journalism certainly is up there. Everything is susceptible to it. "