Best Quotes of All Time: Movies

Film spectators are quiet vampires. ― Jim Morrison

All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies. ― Steve Martin

Everything I learned I learned from the movies. ― Audrey Hepburn

The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues. ― Terry Pratchett

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. ― Alfred Hitchcock

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things that always become ugly with time. ― Jean Cocteau

An essential element of any art is risk. If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before? ― Francis Ford Coppola

I steal from every single movie ever made. I love it – if my work has anything it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don’t like that, then tough titty, don’t go and see it, alright? I steal from everything. Great artists steal; they don’t do homages. ― Quentin Tarantino

Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out. ― Martin Scorsese

You don’t have to be naked to be sexy. ― Nicole Kidman

The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it. ― Jodie Foster

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. ― Charles Chaplin

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad. ― Samuel Goldwyn

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world. ― Jean-Luc Godard

I’m married to the theater but my mistress is the films. ― Oskar Werner

I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public. ― George Lucas

Films are subjective-what you like, what you don’t like. But the thing for me that is absolutely unifying is the idea that every time I go to the cinema and pay my money and sit down and watch a film go up on-screen, I want to feel that the people who made that film think it’s the best movie in the world, that they poured everything into it and they really love it. Whether or not I agree with what they’ve done, I want that effort there-I want that sincerity. And when you don’t feel it, that’s the only time I feel like I’m wasting my time at the movies. ― Christopher Nolan

I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.― Steven Spielberg

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself. ― Will Rogers

If my films don’t show a profit, I know I’m doing something right. ― Woody Allen

I make movies I want to see. ― Neil LaBute

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them. ― Pauline Kael

Never compare your love story to those you watch in movies. They’re written by scriptwriters, yours is written by God. ― Efren Peñaflorida Jr.

All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun. ― Jean-Luc Godard

I have a theory that movies operate on the level of dreams, where you dream yourself. ― Meryl Streep

The only way to get rid of fear is to make films about it. ― Alfred Hitchcock

It’s hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time. ― John Travolta