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Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society.
The only thing that gets me back to directing is good scripts.
I committed to directing 'Catch Me If You Can' not because of the divorce component, but principally because Frank Abagnale did things that were the most astonishing scams I had ever heard.
Whether it's acting, directing or writing, I want to be involved in the film industry for the rest of my life.
Directing takes a lot of time.
There's a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it's overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.
I'm very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we're all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film.
Now I'm kind of established as a director, I much prefer directing to writing.
Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration. It's working with people. It's a lot more fun.
I don't see myself doing television, but I do see myself directing.
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
I will never become a director or a movie producer. I was always looking at picture directing because I didn't know what to do! You can't be a movie director without real preparation.
I've done a little directing, but I love acting more.
When you're directing something, you absolutely have to be involved in all layers of the process.
I love directing scenes that I'm not in because suddenly I really feel like a filmmaker which is a different thing.
The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again.
Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'.
Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.
I had the experience last year of directing my first feature while I had a 1-year-old son and while I was also pregnant, so I am now well aware of the difficulties women who are rearing children face when they're also trying to make headway in mainstream of film.
I actually have two children now, and sometimes I wonder if that's it. Because they do make writing and directing more complicated and more difficult, especially now that they're very young.
If being an attractive woman got you attention for directing, then the entire 'best director' category would be comprised of models. To me, that is just the most ludicrous connection that you could make.
I don't get nervous when I'm directing a play. It's not like acting.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because you're helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directing a movie is serious, it's not a joke.
Directing a film is a lot of work.
I don't want to say I'm never going to direct again, but directing's hard work.
I intend to do more directing TV.
I was on cruise control from '85 to '95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn't directing. I wasn't writing. That's not who I am.
I had kicked around the idea for Good Eats when I was directing commercials.
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