Rob Zombie Quotes


Best 73 Quotes by Rob Zombie – Page 1 of 3

“A big mistake a lot of filmmakers do is they like, 'We cut our whole ending to a Rolling Stones song.' You better find a new ending then, because unless you have $2 million for that song.”

“A lot of times the best trailers are for complete dogshit movies. It's a shame that people are beyond quick to judge things these days. Lots of great stuff gets lost that way.”

“All the classic bands that have been around forever, they came up gradually.”

“As far as directors, I'm a big fan of any kind of Billy Wilder stuff. Anything he does.”

“Even a low-budget film costs way more money than a high-priced record. So, it's mo' money, mo' problems. When you have more money, it just creates more people trying to get involved and you have more trouble.”

“Every cool riff has already been written by Black Sabbath. You're either playing it faster or slower or backwards, but they wrote it first.”

“Every time I make a movie I have too many characters and too many locations.”

“Every time I start the next movie, it's as exciting as the first time.”

“Everybody knows that Black Sabbath started everything and almost every single thing that people are playing today has already been done by Black Sabbath. They wrote every single good riff... ever.”

“Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you're pampered, you get lazy.”

“Growing up as a kid, there were so many people that I disliked, I daydreamed about hurting them. Hell just seemed like a good place for all of them to go. Unfortunately, I don't believe it exists.”

“Growing up, I had the weird fantasy list: I wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, and Stan Lee. You have to have almost psychotic drive, because you're going to have years of failure.”

“Horror movies are always a solid dollar. But a movie about Groucho Marx is a gamble. These things just are. Doesn't matter who you are.”

“I always liked doing all sorts of different things. As a kid growing up, I was always drawing and painting – always doing art. But I also loved movies and music, so as I started doing everything, I liked every aspect. It's not really that I am a control freak; it's just that is what I love.”

“I always wonder: the images that hit your brain when you're young are so significant, because there's not that much information in your brain. As you get older, things just bounce off. I can remember these minute details of stupid TV shows from the '70s, and I can't remember a book I read yesterday.”

“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.”

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“Most of the world's problems could be avoided if people just said what they f*cking meant.”

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“I can picture certain things in my mind, while writing the script, but then I can also tell that everyone else might be a little confused about what it's supposed to look like at the end of the day. But it all works out. I find a way.”

“I could care less what people think.”

“I didn't grow up in a creative environment. It was very boring town, boring everything. You go to school and you basically hate all the other kids because you don't understand them or what it's all about. At the same time I'm happy for that because I became very withdrawn and when you become withdrawn you develop your own bizarre-o personality.”

“I don't believe in fate, because I'm not spiritual, but things do seem to work out.”

“I don't do anything for the money. I don't need to. I could have retired after White Zombie and been just fine. Money doesn't matter. But there is still a good living to be made, even in the niche. The funny thing is, as time goes on, the niche stuff gets bigger and bigger.”

“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.”

“I don't like the fact that people are supposed to think horror movies have a way things should go. I always try to do the exact opposite of what people expect and want.”

“I don't really have a fear of doctors, in the sense that they're going to do something bad to me. I don't have a fear of them eating me, or a fear of needles, or anything like that. I have a fear that I'm feeling completely fine, everything's good, and then when I go there, he's going to tell me something horrible.”

“I find making trailers really frustrating, because sometimes the worst trailers are for the best movies.”

“I guess I get enough real life, in real life, so that's why I like things that are more extreme.”

“I have always found clowns really fascinating, especially on film. Even as a kid I was never scared of them.”

“I just like movies, not one particular kind or genre. In fact, movies that are harder to classify I like more.”

“I like being organized and super particular.”

“I like European movies because it seems those audiences are a little more patient. Those movies are always slower, where over here, the studio system freaks out if something doesn't happen every five minutes or if anything is confusing.”

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“Don’t wait for the muse. As I’ve said, he’s a hardheaded guy who’s not susceptible to a lot of creative fluttering. This isn’t the Ouija board or the spirit-world we’re talking about here, but just another job like laying pipe or driving long-haul trucks. Your job is to make sure the muse knows where you’re going to be every day from nine ’til noon. or seven ’til three. If he does know, I assure you that sooner or later he’ll start showing up.”

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