When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.
Remember in the end, John, you're not looking at the background, you're not watching the Pods, you're listening to the music.
No film ever ends up exactly as you would like it to, but with minor exceptions, THX came out pretty much as I had visualized it, thanks to some excellent assistance -- and a whole lot of luck.
If I had time and a hammer, I'd track down every bootleg copy and smash it.
The fans are all upset. They're always going to be upset. Why did he do it like this? And why didn't he do it like this? They write their own movie, and then, if you don't do their movie, they get upset about it.
Don't avoid the cliches - they are cliches because they work!
Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.
Good luck has its storms.
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.