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Top 52 Quentin Tarantino Quotes (FILMMAKING)

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“I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I’m attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn’t quite what I’m seeing – taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I’ve never seen before.”

Quentin Tarantino
If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one.
If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one.
I consider myself a student of cinema. It's almost like I am going for my professorship in cinema, and the day I die is the day I graduate. It is a lifelong study.
I consider myself a student of cinema. It’s almost like I am going for my professorship in cinema, and the day I die is the day I graduate. It is a lifelong study.
Trying to make a feature film yourself with no money is the best film school you can do.
Trying to make a feature film yourself with no money is the best film school you can do.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence.
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life.
Movies are not about the weekend that they’re released, and in the grand scheme of things, that’s probably the most unimportant time of a film’s life.
Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing.
Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing.
I've made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone. Because this is my time. This is my time to make movies.
I’ve made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone. Because this is my time. This is my time to make movies.
Just because you are a character doesn’t mean you have character.
Just because you are a character doesn’t mean you have character.

21 Quentin Tarantino Quotes on Life and Success (INSPIRATION)

“I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: Ok you’re not that good. You just reached the level here. I don’t ever want to fail, but I want to risk failure every time out of the gate.”

Quentin Tarantino
I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Failure brings great rewards — in the life of an artist.
I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Failure brings great rewards — in the life of an artist.
Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart.
Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart.
I realized I should be the weakest link in my chain. And that will make me be stronger, I’ll make me run faster.
I realized I should be the weakest link in my chain. And that will make me be stronger, I’ll make me run faster.
When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.
When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.
I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.
I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.
I grandiose my way out of fear.
I grandiose my way out of fear.
If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.
If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.
I'm a historian in my own mind.
I’m a historian in my own mind.
In real life there are no bad guys. Everybody just has their own perspective.
In real life there are no bad guys. Everybody just has their own perspective.
Keepin’ you at a disadvantage, is an advantage I intend to keep.
Keepin’ you at a disadvantage, is an advantage I intend to keep.
If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it's because I put the character first.
If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it’s because I put the character first.
I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.
I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.
I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
I don’t believe in elitism. I don’t think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
The good ideas will survive.
The good ideas will survive.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
There are two ways my way and the highway.
There are two ways: my way and the highway.
 Gentlemen you had my curiosity… but now you have my attention.
Gentlemen you had my curiosity… but now you have my attention.
I steal from every movie ever made.
I steal from every movie ever made.
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn’t be writing screenplays. I’d be writing novels.
I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more.
I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more.

21 Quentin Tarantino Quotes on Filmmaking and Movies (DIRECTOR)

“My movies are painfully personal, but I’m never trying to let you know how personal they are. It’s my job to make it be personal, and also to disguise that so only I or the people who know me know how personal it is. ‘Kill Bill’ is a very personal movie.”

Quentin Tarantino
I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can't ever remember a time when I didn't.
I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t.
Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool.
Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I’m lucky enough to be in the position where I don’t make movies to pay for my pool.
When I'm doing a movie, I'm not doing anything else. It's all about the movie. I don't have a wife. I don't have a kid. Nothing can get in my way…
When I’m doing a movie, I’m not doing anything else. It’s all about the movie. I don’t have a wife. I don’t have a kid. Nothing can get in my way…
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'No, I went to films.'
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘No, I went to films.’
When I make a film, I am hoping to reinvent the genre a little bit. I just do it my way. I make my own little Quentin versions of them…
When I make a film, I am hoping to reinvent the genre a little bit. I just do it my way. I make my own little Quentin versions of them…
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It’s just another color to work with.
Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It’s just another color to work with.

“I cannot get myself interested in video games. I’ve been given video game players and they just sit there connected to my TVs gathering dust until eventually I unplug them so I can put in another special-region DVD player.”

Quentin Tarantino
As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I'm severed.
As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I’m severed.
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is not really my thing, but I kind of loved it.
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is not really my thing, but I kind of loved it.
I am a genre lover - everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.
I am a genre lover – everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.
I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
I’ve always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can't do storyboards because I can't really draw and that's what they live and die on.
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can’t do storyboards because I can’t really draw and that’s what they live and die on.
I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.
I don’t think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.
I couldn’t spell anything. I couldn’t remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything.
I couldn’t spell anything. I couldn’t remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything.
My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor.
My parents said, Oh, he’s going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor.
There is such a thing as my kind of actor, and how well they pull off my dialogue is a very, very important part of it.
There is such a thing as my kind of actor, and how well they pull off my dialogue is a very, very important part of it.
Emotion will always win over coolness and cleverness. It’s when a scene works emotionally and it’s cool and clever, then it’s great.
Emotion will always win over coolness and cleverness. It’s when a scene works emotionally and it’s cool and clever, then it’s great.
If you want to make a movie, make it. Don’t wait for a grant, don’t wait for the perfect circumstances, just make it.
If you want to make a movie, make it. Don’t wait for a grant, don’t wait for the perfect circumstances, just make it.

“One of the privileges you have of living the life of an artist and creating your own world and everything is the fact that, in-between times, you can kind of spend them however you want. Because, you know, once you open up your candy store again, you’re open for business. And you have to be responsible. You have to be available.”

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