Quentin Tarantino Quotes


Best 52 Quotes by Quentin Tarantino – Page 1 of 2

“A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.”

“As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I’m severed.”

“Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.”

“Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart.”

“Emotion will always win over coolness and cleverness. It’s when a scene works emotionally and it’s cool and clever, then it’s great.”

“Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing.”

“Gentlemen you had my curiosity… but now you have my attention.”

“I am a genre lover – everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.”

“I cannot get myself interested in video games. I’ve been given video game players and they just sit there connected to my TVs gathering dust until eventually I unplug them so I can put in another special-region DVD player.”

“I consider myself a student of cinema. It’s almost like I am going for my professorship in cinema, and the day I die is the day I graduate. It is a lifelong study.”

“I couldn’t spell anything. I couldn’t remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything.”

“I don’t believe in elitism. I don’t think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.”

“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more.”

“I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Failure brings great rewards — in the life of an artist.”

“I grandiose my way out of fear.”

“I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t.”

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“I wish neither to possess nor to be possessed. I no longer covet ‘paradise’. More important, I no longer fear ‘hell’. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, but I did not observe it, until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, consuming myself.”

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“I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I’m attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn’t quite what I’m seeing – taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I’ve never seen before.”

“I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art in American cinema.”

“I realized I should be the weakest link in my chain. And that will make me be stronger, I’ll make me run faster.”

“I steal from every movie ever made.”

“I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can’t do storyboards because I can’t really draw and that’s what they live and die on.”

“I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: Ok you’re not that good. You just reached the level here. I don’t ever want to fail, but I want to risk failure every time out of the gate.”

“I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.”

“I was kind of excited to go to jail for the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.”

“I’m a historian in my own mind.”

“I’ve always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.”

“I’ve made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone. Because this is my time. This is my time to make movies.”

“If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn’t be writing screenplays. I’d be writing novels.”

“If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.”

“If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it’s because I put the character first.”

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“I was born in 1928, so in 1943, 1944, we had the war in Rome. There were a lot of hardships, a lack of food, many shortages. So when I worked with the Americans, the English, and the Canadians soon after the war, when I played with them, they paid me with food. That will give you an idea how widespread poverty was at that time.”

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