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80 Steven Spielberg Quotes on Success (FILMMAKING)

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Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.”

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Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.Pin
Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.
Our one goal is to give the world a taste of peace, friendship, and understanding through the visual arts, the art of celebration of life.Pin
Our one goal is to give the world a taste of peace, friendship, and understanding through the visual arts, the art of celebration of life.
All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that’s why it takes so long.Pin
All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that’s why it takes so long.
Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.Pin
Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.

“I’ve always been very hopeful which I guess isn’t strange coming from me. I don’t want to call myself an optimist. I want to say that I’ve always been full of hope. I’ve never lost that. I have a lot of hope for this country and for the entire world.”

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I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living.Pin
I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living.
All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.Pin
All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.
There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.Pin
There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.
The past may dictate who we are, but we get to determine what we become.Pin
The past may dictate who we are, but we get to determine what we become.

13 Inspirational Steven Spielberg Quotes

“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.”

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The love we do not show here on Earth is the only thing that hurts us in the after-life.Pin
The love we do not show here on Earth is the only thing that hurts us in the after-life.

“I think one of the worst things that happened to me was, you know, my voluntary fallout with my father. And then the greatest thing that happened to me was when I saw the light, and realized I needed to love him in a way that he could love me back.”

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Sometimes a dream almost whispers, it never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear.Pin
Sometimes a dream almost whispers, it never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear.
I just think that the qualities of leadership are unknown even to the leader until he's tested and given a challenge.Pin
I just think that the qualities of leadership are unknown even to the leader until he’s tested and given a challenge.

“From a very young age, my parents taught me the most important lesson of my whole life: They taught me how to listen. They taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge – and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.”

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This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.Pin
This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.
Everybody who fights in war fights to survive.Pin
Everybody who fights in war fights to survive.

“It is important to know who your friends are and to stay, remain loyal to your friends, despite what you hear, despite the mistakes that are made in friendships and misunderstandings that commonly occur, to be able to forgive and to move on, you have to be able to remember the values of friendship.”

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Replace fear with curiosity.Pin
Replace fear with curiosity.
Follow your intuition.Pin
Follow your intuition.
Life is one strong, long string of character-defining moments.Pin
Life is one strong, long string of character-defining moments.
I change, you change.Pin
I change, you change.

3 Steven Spielberg Quotes on Success

I’m not really interested in making money. That’s always come as the result of success, but it’s not been my goal, and I’ve had a tough time proving that to people.Pin
I’m not really interested in making money. That’s always come as the result of success, but it’s not been my goal, and I’ve had a tough time proving that to people.
Whether in success or in failure, I’m proud of every single movie I’ve directed.Pin
Whether in success or in failure, I’m proud of every single movie I’ve directed.
Failure is inevitable. Success is elusive.Pin
Failure is inevitable. Success is elusive.

9 Thought-Provoking Steven Spielberg Quotes

“Through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time. But you can’t get everybody to interpret the result in the same way. And that’s thrilling to know – that everybody will see it differently.”

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Why pay a dollar for a bookmark Why not use the dollar for a bookmarkPin
Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?
My first reaction, every time I delve into an episode of history that I don’t know very much about, is anger that my teachers never taught me about it.Pin
My first reaction, every time I delve into an episode of history that I don’t know very much about, is anger that my teachers never taught me about it.
Sadly, racial, ethnic, and cultural hatred and intolerance are not just history, they are current events.Pin
Sadly, racial, ethnic, and cultural hatred and intolerance are not just history, they are current events.
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.Pin
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
This opportunity allows all of us to reach out directly to open a much wider door.Pin
This opportunity allows all of us to reach out directly to open a much wider door.
The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.Pin
The public has an appetite for anything about imagination – anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
The work that I’m proudest of is the work that I’m most afraid of.Pin
The work that I’m proudest of is the work that I’m most afraid of.
In your defining moments, do not let your morals be swayed by expediency. Sticking to your character requires a lot of courage.Pin
In your defining moments, do not let your morals be swayed by expediency. Sticking to your character requires a lot of courage.

15 Steven Spielberg Quotes about Movies

“I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.”

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I love editing. It’s one of my favorite parts about filmmaking.Pin
I love editing. It’s one of my favorite parts about filmmaking.
You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!Pin
You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!

“When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.”

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Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend.Pin
Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend.
Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.Pin
Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about.

“I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn’t often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today.”

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Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make.Pin
Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make.
The thing that I’m just scared to death of is that someday I’m going to wake up and bore somebody with a film.Pin
The thing that I’m just scared to death of is that someday I’m going to wake up and bore somebody with a film.

“Movies are always in a state of locomotion. You start with a general idea of how it should feel and then you find you’ve got a runaway train. You have to race to catch up: the movie is telling you what it wants to become, and when that happens there’s no greater feeling.”

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The only time I’m totally happy is when I’m watching films or making them.Pin
The only time I’m totally happy is when I’m watching films or making them.
A lot of the films I've made probably could have worked just as well 50 years ago, and that's just because I have a lot of old-fashion values.Pin
A lot of the films I’ve made probably could have worked just as well 50 years ago, and that’s just because I have a lot of old-fashion values.

You can’t start a movie by having the attitude that the script is finished, because if you think the script is finished, your movie is finished before the first day of shooting.

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Movies offer a chance to escape.Pin
Movies offer a chance to escape.
When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set.Pin
When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set.

5 Steven Spielberg Quotes on Audiences

“Remember, science fiction’s always been the kind of first level alert to think about things to come. It’s easier for an audience to take warnings from sci-fi without feeling that we’re preaching to them. Every science fiction movie I have ever seen, any one that’s worth its weight in celluloid, warns us about things that ultimately come true.”

Steven Spielberg
I always like to think of the audience when I am directing. Because I am the audience.Pin
I always like to think of the audience when I am directing. Because I am the audience.
Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them effects, but they’re easy to please if it’s a good story.Pin
Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them effects, but they’re easy to please if it’s a good story.

“Audience members are only concerned about the story, the concept, the bells and whistles, and the noise that a popular film starts to make even before it’s popular. So audiences will not be drawn to the technology; they’ll be drawn to the story. And I hope it always remains that way.”

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“Some movies I make for myself. I just sort of make them for myself. I do that sometimes when the subject matter is very sensitive and very personal and I really can’t imagine I’m an audience.”

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6 Steven Spielberg Quotes on Being a Director

“My filmmaking really began with technology. It began through technology, not through telling stories because my 8mm movie camera was the way into whatever I decided to do.”

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When I grow up, I still want to be a director.Pin
When I grow up, I still want to be a director.
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director's point of view.Pin
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view.
And I may often question choices I make as a producer. But I’ve never questioned the choices I make as a director.Pin
And I may often question choices I make as a producer. But I’ve never questioned the choices I make as a director.
One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.Pin
One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.
Making a movie and not directing the little moments is like drinking a soda and leaving the little slurp puddle for someone else.Pin
Making a movie and not directing the little moments is like drinking a soda and leaving the little slurp puddle for someone else.

5 Steven Spielberg Quotes About Family

I think in terms of chapters. Every time I finish a movie, it's a chapter. When one of my kids graduates from school, that's a chapter.Pin
I think in terms of chapters. Every time I finish a movie, it’s a chapter. When one of my kids graduates from school, that’s a chapter.
I thought film was more important than life itself for many years. But I was naïve to the world until my first child was born in 1985.Pin
I thought film was more important than life itself for many years. But I was naïve to the world until my first child was born in 1985.
The best time of my life has been the three instances where I have been there for the birth of my children. That is, nothing [else] has ever come close.Pin
The best time of my life has been the three instances where I have been there for the birth of my children. That is, nothing [else] has ever come close.
It all starts with the script it’s not worth taking myself away from my family if I don’t have something I’m really passionate about.Pin
It all starts with the script: it’s not worth taking myself away from my family if I don’t have something I’m really passionate about.
‘E.T.’ began with me trying to write a story about my parents’ divorce.Pin
‘E.T.’ began with me trying to write a story about my parents’ divorce.

14 Steven Spielberg Quotes That Will Make You Think

“The internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows about us. The thrilling thing is, that will make us feel we’re part of the medium. The scary thing is, we’ll lose our right to privacy. An ad will appear in the air around us, talking directly to us.”

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Audrey gave more than she ever got. The whole world is going to miss her.Pin
Audrey gave more than she ever got. The whole world is going to miss her.
Dyslexia, it is more common than you can imagine, you are not alone.Pin
Dyslexia, it is more common than you can imagine, you are not alone.

“My problem is that my imagination won’t turn off. I wake up so excited I can’t eat breakfast. I’ve never run out of energy. It’s not like OPEC oil; I don’t worry about a premium going on my energy. It’s just always been there. I got it from my mom.”

Steven Spielberg
Science fiction is the greatest outlet for me.Pin
Science fiction is the greatest outlet for me.
Social media has taken over in America to such an extreme that to get my own kids to look back a week in their history is a miracle, let alone 100 years.Pin
Social media has taken over in America to such an extreme that to get my own kids to look back a week in their history is a miracle, let alone 100 years.
The person I enjoy working for more than anyone else is George Lucas. He’s the best boss I ever had because he’s the most talented boss I ever had.Pin
The person I enjoy working for more than anyone else is George Lucas. He’s the best boss I ever had because he’s the most talented boss I ever had.
I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends’ lives.Pin
I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends’ lives.
I don't drink coffee. I've never had a cup of coffee in my entire life. That's something you probably don't know about me. I've hated the taste since I was a kid.Pin
I don’t drink coffee. I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my entire life. That’s something you probably don’t know about me. I’ve hated the taste since I was a kid.
I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming 'War Horse' on Dartmoor.Pin
I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming ‘War Horse’ on Dartmoor.
I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there’s film going through the camera.Pin
I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there’s film going through the camera.
I quit college so fast I didn’t even clean out my locker.Pin
I quit college so fast I didn’t even clean out my locker.
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.Pin
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
All through my career I’ve done what I can to discover new talent and give them a start.Pin
All through my career I’ve done what I can to discover new talent and give them a start.
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