Steven Spielberg

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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.
- Steven Spielberg
Collection: History
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Cell phones tend to bring us more inside of our lives whereas movies offer a chance to escape, so there are two competing forces.
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Collection: Chance
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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
Collection: Science
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All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives.
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Collection: New
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My first reaction every time I delve into an episode of history that I don't know very much about is... my first reaction is anger that my teachers never taught me about it.
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Collection: Anger
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Lincoln's leadership is based on a number of precepts, but my favorite one is that he acted in the name, and for the good, of the people.
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Collection: Leadership
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My dad took me to my first movie. It was 'The Greatest Show on Earth' in 1952, a movie of such scale it was actually a traumatic experience.
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Collection: Dad
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The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, 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.
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Collection: Amazing
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Because of how much movies cost, it's dangerous to be experimental on one film after the other. But we can experiment with television. We can do things that are fringe and bring ideas to the table that are offbeat and original.
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Collection: Movies
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I just had a crazy, wild imagination all my life, and science fiction is the greatest outlet for me.
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Collection: Imagination
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I turned down 'Harry Potter' and 'Spider-Man,' two movies that I knew would be phenomenally successful, because I had already made movies like that before and they offered no challenge to me. I don't need my ego to be reminded.
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Collection: Movies
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Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed.
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Collection: Success
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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.
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Collection: Mom
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Bloated budgets are ruining Hollywood - these pictures are squeezing all the other types of movies out of Hollywood. It's disastrous.
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Collection: Movies
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I love history, so I do a lot of movies about history.
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Collection: Movies
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The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
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Collection: Imagination
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My dad took me out to see a meteor shower when I was a little kid, and it was scary for me because he woke me up in the middle of the night. My heart was beating; I didn't know what he wanted to do. He wouldn't tell me, and he put me in the car and we went off, and I saw all these people lying on blankets, looking up at the sky.
- Steven Spielberg
Collection: Car
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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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Collection: Smile
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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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Collection: Technology
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Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.
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Collection: Time
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I missed my dad a lot growing up, even though we were together as a family. My dad was really a workaholic. And he was always working.
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Collection: Dad
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I love editing. It's one of my favorite parts about filmmaking.
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Collection: Love
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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.
- Steven Spielberg
Collection: Dreams
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I feel there is no substitute for going out to the movies. There is nothing like it.
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Collection: Movies
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My dad's been responsible for a lot of my issues.
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Collection: Dad
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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.
- Steven Spielberg
Collection: Attitude
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I think Lincoln had a unique parenting style. He let his kids run free and wild.
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Collection: Parenting
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I once said that CGI makes you less inventive. At the time I was bemoaning the loss of the practical stunt. If a stunt can be done practically and safely, I'd rather do it old-style.
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The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents - who we haven't given enough credit to anyway - for giving us another generation.
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We all feel that if we have a crazy idea that might get laughed at, there's nothing wrong with seeing if there's a crazy writer out there who agrees with us and can take it to a crazy network and somehow bring something that's a little bit daft and edgy to life.
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Documentaries are the first line of education, and the second line of education is dramatization, such as 'The Pacific'.
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Fathering is a major job, but I need both things in my life: my job to be a director, and my kids to direct me.
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I'd rather direct than produce. Any day. And twice on Sunday.
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If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government.
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I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.
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Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when, as in Munich, people are taken hostage, people are killed. But probing the motives of those responsible and showing that they are also individuals with families and have their own story does not excuse what they did.
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I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back.
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I'm not really interested in making money.
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I want to be the Cecil B. DeMille of science fiction.
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When war comes, two things happen - profits go way, way up and all perishables go way, way down. There becomes a market for them.
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You know, I don't really do that much looking inside me when I'm working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change; you change.
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I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there's film going through the camera.
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There is something about killing people at close range that is excruciating. It's bound to try a man's soul.
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I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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If I weren't a director, I would want to be a film composer.
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I go out and look for a good story to tell and if I like it enough and I decide to direct it, I become dangerously involved in becoming a part of that story.
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And I may often question choices I make as a producer. But I've never questioned the choices I make as a director.
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