FILM DIRECTORS QUOTES ON CREATIVITY

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FAMOUS FILM DIRECTORS AND ACTORS ABOUT CREATIVITY

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
Cecil B. DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959), American film director and producer

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991), Sicilian-born American film director

Don’t follow trends, start trends.
Frank Capra

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966), American animator, director and screenwriter

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney

You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.
Walt Disney

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.
Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 –March 27, 2002), Austrian-born American filmmaker and screenwriter

An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark – that is critical genius.
Billy Wilder

To be an artist means never to avert one’s eyes.
Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998), Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer

Art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship. It severed an umbilical cord and now lives its own sterile life, generating and degenerating itself. In former days the artist remained unknown and his work was to the glory of God.
Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918 –July 30, 2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer

Film has dream, film has music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.
Ingmar Bergman

A different language is a different vision of life.
Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was an Italian film director and scriptwriter

What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one…. It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one—which is really the realm of the artist.
Federico Fellini

Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
Federico Fellini

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.
Federico Fellini

A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999), American film director and screenwriter

If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.
Stanley Kubrick

If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
Stanley Kubrick

What the hell does it all mean anyhow? Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nothing comes to anything. And yet, there’s no shortage of idiots to babble. Not me. I have a vision.
Woody Allen (December 1, 1935),American screenwriter and director

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

You ought to love what you’re doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.
Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939), American film director and producer

Art depends on luck and talent.
Francis Ford Coppola

Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.
Francis Ford Coppola

I realized I probably wouldn’t make another film that cuts through commercial and creative things like ‘Godfather’ or ‘Apocalypse.’
Francis Ford Coppola

Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.
David Lynch (born January 20, 1946), American filmmaker and television director

The concept of absurdity is something I’m attracted to.
David Lynch

I dream for a living.
Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946), American film director and screenwriter

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.
Steven Spielberg

You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can’t even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.
Steven Spielberg

I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling.
Quentin Tarantino (born March 27, 1963), American film director and screenwriter

I steal from every movie ever made.
Quentin Tarantino

When I’m writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I’m doing it, as I’m writing it.
Quentin Tarantino

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