Sofia Coppola Quotes


Best 43 Quotes by Sofia Coppola – Page 1 of 2

“A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.”

“Acting isn't for me. I don't like being told what to do. I'm more interested in set design, more visually driven.”

“But the good news is, the whiskey works.”

“Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.”

“For everyone, there are those moments when you have great days with someone you wouldn't expect to. Then you have to go back to your real lives, but it makes an impression on you.”

“Forget the audience, make what you want to see”

“I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.”

“I feel like the internet has encouraged people to look into things and try to find issuesthat because people have a lot of opinions. I think it's really important to encourage artistic freedom. I think if you inhibit that, that could be dangerous.”

“I got exposed to so many different cultures and people.”

“I had a teacher when I was in college, and he was the first person who liked my photos and said, 'The way you look at girls is your own way of seeing.' He was the first person who really gave me the confidence to try something.”

“I learned that from my dad: you put your heart into something, you have to protect it, what you're making.”

“I like telling the story in a visual way. I don't like explaining a lot in dialogue.”

“I like to write things to be personal, so I just put what I'm thinking about at the time.”

“I love that feeling of when it's touching and it makes you happy but there's a melancholy or bittersweet glaze to it.”

“I never get myself in a situation where I don't have creative freedom.”

“I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. I like to be observing everything else, and I get self-conscious in front of the camera.”

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“I really wanted to emphasize the idea of the women being isolated and abandoned . . . and they weren't raised to take care of themselves, so they had to learn to survive.”

“I think being mediocre and in the middle would be the worst. It's more interesting to get strong reactions, and to have the mixture of people who get it and the people who don't get it. And to invite a dialogue.”

“I think I'm always drawn to projects that help me understand something about myself.”

“I try to always be open to what the actors want to try. I don't storyboard and try to be intuitive and open on the day of filming.”

“I try to just make what I want to make or what I would want to see. I try not to think about the audience too much.”

“I wanted to make a love story without being nerdy.”

“I work with my brother a lot, and we don't fight – probably because it's not two girls. And he's six years older. But I have daughters who are three years apart, and they fight all the time.”

“I'm always a sucker for a love story.”

“It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end. Don't try to find it, it's there already.”

“It's about moments in life that are great but don't last. They don't go on, but you always have the memory and they have an effect on you. That's what I was thinking about.”

“It’s about misunderstandings between people and places, being disconnected and looking for moments of connection. There are so many moments in life when people don’t say what they mean, when they are just missing each other, waiting to run into each other in a hallway.”

“It’s always more intriguing to imagine what’s happening, as opposed to seeing everything, because then you can use your imagination. I always wanted to be at a distance.”

“Making films is like making stuff together as kids.”

“My mom is very calm and quiet, so I think I got that from her. Because my dad is passionate and loud... It was always interesting, and I really enjoyed that my parents always included us in their lives.”

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