Famous Quotes By Martin Scorsese


  1. A lot of what I'm obsessed with is the relationship and the dynamics between people and the family, particularly brothers and their father.
  2. Any film, or to me any creative endeavour, no matter who you're working with, is, in many cases, a wonderful experience.
  3. As you grow older, you change.
  4. Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
  5. Death comes in a flash, and that's the truth of it, the person's gone in less than 24 frames of film.
  6. Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
  7. Film in the 20th century, it's the American art form, like jazz.
  8. Food tells you everything about the way people live and who they are.
  9. I do know that some Buddhists are able to attain peace of mind.
  10. I don't like being in houses alone.
  11. I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
  12. I mean, music totally comes from your soul.
  13. 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.
  14. If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?
  15. 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.
  16. It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
  17. I've seen many, many movies over the years, and there are only a few that suddenly inspire you so much that you want to continue to make films.
  18. My whole life has been movies and religion. That's it. Nothing else.
  19. Part of making any endeavour is that each one has its own special problems. It's the nature of the process.
  20. Popular music formed the soundtrack of my life.
  21. The bottom line is, I tend to be going back to older and older music.
  22. The fact that food plays such an important part in my films has everything to do with my family.
  23. There are two kinds of power you have to fight. The first is the money, and that's just our system. The other is the people close around you, knowing when to accept their criticism, knowing when to say no.
  24. There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
  25. Very often I've known people who wouldn't say a word to each other, but they'd go to see movies together and experience life that way.
  26. Working with HBO was an opportunity to experience creative freedom and 'long-form development' that filmmakers didn't have a chance to do before the emergence of shows like 'The Sopranos.'
  27. Young film makers should learn how to deal with the money and learn how to deal with the power structure. Because it is like a battle.

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