Martin Scorsese Quotes

“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.”

Martin Scorsese

“Food tells you everything about the way people live and who they are.”

Martin Scorsese

“I always tell the younger filmmakers and students: Do it like the painters used to... Study they old masters. Enrich your palette. Expand the canvas. There's always so much more to learn.”

Martin Scorsese

“I happen to like vampires more than zombies. The vampire thing always works for some reason. Always works.”

Martin Scorsese

“I'm not a Hollywood director. I'm an in spite of Hollywood director.”

Martin Scorsese

“More than ninety percent of directing a picture is the right casting.”

Martin Scorsese

“Stanley Kubrick was unique in the sense that with each new film he redefined the medium and its possibilities. But he was more than just a technical innovator. Like all visionaries, he spoke the truth. And no matter how comfortable we think we are with the truth, it always comes as a profound shock when we're forced to meet it face-to-face.”

Martin Scorsese

“There's no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.”

Martin Scorsese

“Watching a Kubrick film is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high?”

Martin Scorsese

“You don't make pictures for Oscars.”

Martin Scorsese

“You've got to protect whatever creative talent you have left.”

Martin Scorsese

“Your job is to get your audience to care about your obsessions.”

Martin Scorsese