Inspiring Quotes

«Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.»
Bo Bennett
«Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.»
George Bernard Shaw
«The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.»
Albert Einstein
«Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.»
Scott Adams
«Another word for creativity is courage.»
George Prince
«Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.»
Mary Lou Cook
«Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality overcomes everything.»
George Lois
«Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.»
William Plomer
«A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.»
Stanley Kubrick
«I’ve always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.»
Quentin Tarantino
«You’re seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if you’ve seen my earlier films, but you’re seeing me kind of learn how to be a human, how my philosophy has evolved»
David Cronenberg

«You’ve got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie’s good enough, it’s going to survive; and if it’s not, well, it won’t.»
Sam Mendes
«I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.»
Francis Ford Coppola
«A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.»
Jean-Luc Godard
«I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.»
Sydney Pollack
«Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.»
Martin Scorsese
«I steal from every movie ever made.»
Quentin Tarantino
«I think it’s a very strange question that I have to defend myself. I don’t feel that. You are all my guests, it’s not the other way around, that’s how I feel.»
Lars Von Trier
«A great film is just enjoyable. There’s nothing complex about it.»
Akira Kurosawa
«Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.»
«Pain is temporary, film is forever!»
John Milius
«Pain is temporary, film is forever!»
John Milius
«Self-plagiarism is style.»
Alfred Hitchcock
«No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.»
Ingmar Bergman
«Every artist was first an amateur.»
Ralph Waldo Emerson
«All I Need to Make a Comedy is a Park, a Policeman and a Pretty Girl.»
Charlie Chaplin
«The only safe thing is to take a chance.»
Mike Nichols
«I’m like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration and find the best way that will produce fruit. I like fruit. I like cherries, I like bananas.»
Jim Jarmusch
«Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.»
Roman Polanski
«Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.»
Albert Einstein