Ethan Coen quotes

Born
September 21, 1957, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Occupation
Screenwriter, director.

Ethan Coen is an American director and screenwriter.

I mean, Joel talks to the actors more than I do and I probably do production stuff a little more than he does.
– Ethan Coen

Don’t bang your head against the wall about what you can’t do.
– Ethan Coen

We tend to do period stuff because it helps make it one step removed from boring everyday reality.
– Ethan Coen

Like any kind of writing, there are good days and frustrating days. But even frustrating days can be rewarding sometimes.
– Ethan Coen

Whatever faith you have, you have that crisis: what am I doing?
– Ethan Coen

There aren’t reasons why you like this song or this piece of music, or don’t like it. It’s just, it’s either right or wrong, you know?
– Ethan Coen

We wouldn’t have done it if we didn’t think we could have fun with it.
– Ethan Coen

Two heads are better than none.
– Ethan Coen

We haven’t had to defend anything to anybody.
– Ethan Coen

It’s more interesting for me as an audience member to see a movie about a loser.
– Ethan Coen

That cowboy look – the hat and the bandana – that’s not a fashion statement. That clothing is purely practical.
– Ethan Coen

Is this business any worse than any other business? It’s not especially bad.
– Ethan Coen

Whenever you’re specific with ethnicity or religion, people find reason to take offence.
– Ethan Coen

The movie people let us play in the corner of the sandbox and leave us alone. We’re happy here.
– Ethan Coen

All we think about is how to keep the audience engaged, and normally we’re big on plot because that’s the easy way to do it.
– Ethan Coen

That’s interesting: people deriving their identities from their music.
– Ethan Coen

You don’t have to have a true story to make a true story movie.
– Ethan Coen

People respond to real problems from the heart.
– Ethan Coen

It was never an ambition to grow up and win an Academy Award, so when it happens, you go, ‘Weird!’
– Ethan Coen