steven spielberg quotes

Purple Guy: Would you like to see children die?

Spring Bonnie: NO! Get out of here with that knife! Lay off the poor children, will ya? Sheesh! You’re a creep! Go away! We were having a good time until you showed up! Go have some coffee, with cream, or something, because I’ll tell you something! This is a HAPPY PLACE!!


“  Every day I think about what you said to me that day on the bridge. I tried to live my life the best that I could. I hope that was enough. I hope that, at least in your eyes, I’ve earned what all of you have done for me.  “

Saving Private Ryan ( 1998 )

I always, when I was a kid, and into my teens and into my twenties and thirties, sort of believed that there was some truth to it all. There were just too many similarities in the accounting of UFO sightings, and this was before the media embraced UFOs as a cultural pastime, or as a kind of alternative religion. You are talking about witnesses who were seeing things in Des Moines, Iowa, and reporting the same thing that they were seeing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. So I really believed in this whole UFO phenomenon. And I thought it was really interesting that we didn’t have to journey to the stars to make our discoveries, but in fact beings from other stars have journeyed to our planet.
—  Steven Spielberg, ‘Hollywood’s UFO Blockbuster Machine; Open Minds Magazine.’
The older I get, the more I look at movies as a moving miracle. Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them special effects, but they’re easy to please if it’s a good story. The audience is also the toughest critic - a good story that exists in your world may not be the first choice for an audience. So I just do the best I can.
—  Steven Spielberg