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Martin Scorsese Quotes and Sayings

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Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
- Martin Scorsese

Related topics: Movies

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency
to look for people who live by kindness,
tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
- Martin Scorsese

I do know that some Buddhists are able to attain peace of mind.
- Martin Scorsese

If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups,
I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation,
while staying within the structure of the script.
- Martin Scorsese

 

I love the look of planes and the idea of how a plane flies.
The more I learn about it the better I feel;
while I still may not like it,
I have a sense of what is really happening.
- Martin Scorsese

Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with
speed and flying like a god...
I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
- Martin Scorsese

I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall,
sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
- Martin Scorsese

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I think what happened there was just the budget would
be too big to build these sets because nothing really
exists here in New York of that period;
you have to build it all.
- Martin Scorsese

I also saw the Dalai Lama a few times.
- Martin Scorsese

I can't really envision a time when I'm not shooting something.
- Martin Scorsese

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
- Martin Scorsese

I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now.
I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera.
- Martin Scorsese

I'm going to be 60, and I'm almost used to myself.
- Martin Scorsese

Eradicating a religion of kindness is,
I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
- Martin Scorsese

I'm very phobic about flying, but I'm also drawn to it.
- Martin Scorsese

Now more than ever we need to talk to each other,
to listen to each other and understand how we see the world,
and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
- Martin Scorsese

I don't agree with everything he did in his life,
but we're dealing with this Howard Hughes,
at this point.
And also ultimately the flaw in Howard Hughes,
the curse so to speak.
- Martin Scorsese

There's no such thing as simple.
Simple is hard.
- Martin Scorsese

I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty.
Some of the cops were even friends of ours.
But a cop can go both ways.
- Martin Scorsese

The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists.
But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the
rare instances where the term fits.
- Martin Scorsese

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that
violence does not change the world and if it does,
then only temporarily.
- Martin Scorsese

It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology -
the richest king who gets everything he wants,
but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
- Martin Scorsese

I was born in 1942, so I was mainly aware of Howard
Hughes' name on RKO Radio Pictures.
- Martin Scorsese

I think there's only one or two films where I've had
all the financial support I needed.
All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days.
- Martin Scorsese

Every year or so, I try to do something;
it keeps me refreshed as to what's going on in front of the lens,
and I understand what the actor is going through.
- Martin Scorsese

There must be people who remember World War II and
the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
- Martin Scorsese

More personal films, you could make them,
but your budgets would be cut down.
- Martin Scorsese

I grew up within Italian-American neighborhoods,
everybody was coming into the house all the time,
kids running around, that sort of stuff,
so when I finally got into my own area,
so to speak, to make films, I still carried on.
- Martin Scorsese

What the Dalai Lama had to resolve was whether to stay in Tibet or leave.
He wanted to stay, but staying would have meant the
total destruction of Tibet,
because he would have died and that would have ripped
the heart out of his people.
- Martin Scorsese

I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid
growing up on the Lower East Side;
it was very hard at that time for me to balance what
I really believed was the right way to live with the
violence I saw all around me -
I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
- Martin Scorsese

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

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New
York worked as a musician too,
but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
- Jim Jarmusch

I love watching a good, freaky horror movie.
I love it.
It's one of my favorite things to do,
to go and see at the cinema.
Just to tune out and be freaked out.
- Yvonne Strahovski

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money.
I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience.
It's what you do with the medium.
- John Lasseter

One of the things I love about cinema is the range.
- Mike Figgis

You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance.
- Eric Cantona

We felt we had to know something of his back story.
I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there.
I think we had to learn how he (got there).
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Is the cinema more important than life?
- Francois Truffaut

During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the
greatest thing in the history of cinema.
- Michael Winner

There's a great danger in making this seem more important than it is,
this whole Free Cinema thing.
- Karel Reisz

It's shocking to say, but the cinema is quite a while away from me,
and I haven't got a car yet.
- Tom Felton

It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's
arm off and have red water hoses for veins,
spraying blood everywhere.
- Quentin Tarantino

Cinema has become a global economy, totally international.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I come from an everyday middle class family in India.
The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes

Cinema will always have an important role to play in society.
- Leslie Caron

That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre,
classic, normal, romantic.
Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
- Catherine Deneuve

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who
thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up
being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
- Dirk Benedict

The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost
identical with those of the cinema itself.
- Andre Bazin

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

For a long time I have compared cinema to music,
I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music.
- Isabelle Huppert

I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema,
and I'm used to making myself look as good as possible.
- Julie Christie

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre,
because they wanted to get closer to the cinema,
despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

I am really not interested in the cinema.
I loathed it when I started six years ago,
and I don't enjoy it even now.
- Brigitte Bardot

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

There's still a 1950s view of cinema,
that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing.
- Michael Winterbottom

I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema,
rather than for the critics.
- Kevin Costner

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality,
while being entertaining.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar

Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
- Roman Polanski

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo.
So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
- Walter Salles

In cinema, the leading player is the director.
- Ben Kingsley

Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I became producer so that I could work with persons
like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
- Andy Lau

If you can't believe a little in what you see on the screen,
it's not worth wasting your time on cinema.
- Serge Daney

Doing cinema is not about watching yourself.
- Charlotte Rampling

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning.
You can't escape it.
- Shahrukh Khan

I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.
- Leslie Caron

I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together.
In these forty years we have made forty-six films.
Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema.
- Ismail Merchant


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