Quentin Tarantino quotes

Born
March 27, 1963, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

Occupation
Director, actor.

Quentin Tarantino is an American director and actor.

I steal from every movie ever made.
– Quentin Tarantino

When I’m writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I’m doing it, as I’m writing it.
– Quentin Tarantino

If I wasn’t a film-maker, I’d be a film critic. It’s the only thing I’d be qualified to do.
– Quentin Tarantino

I always write these movies that are far too big for any paying customer to sit down and watch from beginning to end, and so I always have this big novel that I have to adapt into a movie as I go.
– Quentin Tarantino

It’s very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.
– Quentin Tarantino

My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
– Quentin Tarantino

Trying to make a feature film yourself with no money is the best film school you can do.
– Quentin Tarantino

L.A. is so big that if you don’t actually live in Hollywood, you might as well be from a different planet.
– Quentin Tarantino

Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns.
– Quentin Tarantino

I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.
– Quentin Tarantino

None of my costume designers have ever been nominated for an Oscar ’cause I don’t do period movies that have ball scenes with a hundred extras in them.
– Quentin Tarantino

I’ve always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
– Quentin Tarantino

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.
– Quentin Tarantino

I do feel that I need to do at least one more Western – I think you need to make three Westerns to call yourself a Western director.
– Quentin Tarantino

I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling.
– Quentin Tarantino

To me, America is just another market.
– Quentin Tarantino

Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I’m not interested in, I can’t even feign interest.
– Quentin Tarantino

It’s a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody’s arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.
– Quentin Tarantino

I couldn’t spell anything. I couldn’t remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything.
– Quentin Tarantino

I want to write novels, and I want to write and direct theater.
– Quentin Tarantino

I’m a historian in my own mind.
– Quentin Tarantino

I am a genre lover – everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.
– Quentin Tarantino

I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie.
– Quentin Tarantino

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that’s what I’m trying to do.
– Quentin Tarantino

When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’
– Quentin Tarantino

I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
– Quentin Tarantino

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
– Quentin Tarantino

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.
– Quentin Tarantino

There is such a thing as my kind of actor, and how well they pull off my dialogue is a very, very important part of it.
– Quentin Tarantino

My parents said, Oh, he’s going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor.
– Quentin Tarantino

The good ideas will survive.
– Quentin Tarantino

I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t.
– Quentin Tarantino

If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one.
– Quentin Tarantino

I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more.
– Quentin Tarantino

A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
– Quentin Tarantino

My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.
– Quentin Tarantino

As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I’m severed.
– Quentin Tarantino