"If a tree dies, plant another in its place."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
"But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other."
"We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture."
"90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness."
"The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."
"I do love science fiction, but it's not really a genre unto itself it always seems to merge with another genre. With the few movies I've done, I've ended up playing with genre in some way or another, so any genre that's made to mix with others is like candy to me. It allows you to use big, mythic situations to talk about ordinary things."
"I think there's only one or two films where I've had all the financial support I needed. All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days."
"Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate."
"Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."