16 Legendary Aphorisms From Legendary Directors You Should Write Down Now!


The wonders of today's cinema...Tim Burton, Lynch, Hitchcock and more...All of them have their style, their own impact on our society. Here's what they had to share about their work of art. Their visions are as admiring as their movies.

1. “One person's craziness is another person's reality.”


 Tim Burton

2. ''Being in darkness and confusion is interesting to me. But behind it you can rise out of that and see things the way the really are.''


 David Lynch

3. “If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.”


 Woody Allen

4. “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.”


 Mel Brooks

5. ''The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn't say.''

 Alfred Hitchcock

6. ''Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.''


 Ingmar Bergman

7. “We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”


 Charlie Chaplin


''You can be as rich, and famous, and powerful as you want to be, and it will not bring you happiness. That's said over and over and over, again. It's such a cliché that it hardly needs to be said, but people don't understand that it's actually true.''

 George Lucas

9. "I don't want to forgive myself. That's why I hate psychoanalysis I think if you're guilty of something you should live with it. Get rid of it - how can you get rid of a real guilt? I think people should live with it, face up to it."


 Orson Welles

10. “Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?”


 Steven Spielberg

11. “A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts. He needs to constantly prove to himself and the others that he’s worth something. And if I know for sure that I’m a genius? Why write then? What the hell for?”


 Andrey Tarkovski

12. ''We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experienced is a narrowing of the imagination.''


  David Lynch



“Although human beings are incapable of talking about themselves with total honesty, it is much harder to avoid the truth while pretending to be other people. They often reveal much about themselves in a very straightforward way. I am certain that I did. There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.” 

 Akira Kurosawa

14. “I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”


 Woody Allen



“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.”

 Stanley Kubrick

16. “Life is a play that does not allow testing. So, sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause.”


 Charlie Chaplin

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