Quentin Tarantino quotes

Quentin Tarantino

American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor


The Art of Art

If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one.

I steal from every movie ever made.

A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.




Tarantino's Approach

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 make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.

I don't really consider myself an American filmmaker like, say, Ron Howard might be considered an American filmmaker. If I'm doing something and it seems to me to be reminiscent of an Italian giallo, I'm gonna to do it like an Italian giallo.

All my movies are achingly personal.

Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing.

I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.

I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.

If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.

I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.

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.

I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.

If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it's because I put the character first.