Steven Spielberg quotes

Born
December 18, 1946, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Occupation
Director.

Steven Spielberg is an American director. He is one of the most popular directors in film history.

I am a very impatient director.
– Steven Spielberg

Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view.
– Steven Spielberg

If I weren’t a director, I would want to be a film composer.
– Steven Spielberg

Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.
– Steven Spielberg

Television has a different biorhythm than movies. I love the biorhythm of TV.
– Steven Spielberg

I’ve discovered I’ve got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.
– Steven Spielberg

I once said that CGI makes you less inventive. At the time I was bemoaning the loss of the practical stunt. If a stunt can be done practically and safely, I’d rather do it old-style.
– Steven Spielberg

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Jihadism have nothing to do with each other.
– Steven Spielberg

I simply adore ‘The Simpsons.’ I go to bed in a ‘Simpsons’ T-shirt.
– Steven Spielberg

You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!
– Steven Spielberg

Lincoln believed in the American people.
– Steven Spielberg

And I may often question choices I make as a producer. But I’ve never questioned the choices I make as a director.
– Steven Spielberg

The Internet has been this miraculous conduit to the undeniable truth to the Holocaust.
– Steven Spielberg

If the world ran the way a crew runs a set, we’d have a better, more progressive world.
– Steven Spielberg

There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.
– Steven Spielberg

I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming ‘War Horse’ on Dartmoor.
– Steven Spielberg

For one thing, I don’t think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero.
– Steven Spielberg

You know, I don’t really do that much looking inside me when I’m working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change; you change.
– Steven Spielberg

I just had a crazy, wild imagination all my life, and science fiction is the greatest outlet for me.
– Steven Spielberg

I love editing. It’s one of my favorite parts about filmmaking.
– Steven Spielberg

As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.
– Steven Spielberg

When I don’t have a story to tell, I’m a terror to live with.
– Steven Spielberg

Fathering is a major job, but I need both things in my life: my job to be a director, and my kids to direct me.
– Steven Spielberg

A lot of the films I’ve made probably could have worked just as well 50 years ago, and that’s just because I have a lot of old-fashion values.
– Steven Spielberg

I quit college so fast I didn’t even clean out my locker.
– Steven Spielberg

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
– Steven Spielberg

My head’s not in the clouds, but I think I’ve gotten too much credit for being an astute businessman.
– Steven Spielberg

I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn’t often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today.
– Steven Spielberg

One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.
– Steven Spielberg

I have a choice – I can either watch all the dailies, or I can follow the social media. I can’t do both.
– Steven Spielberg

Cell phones tend to bring us more inside of our lives whereas movies offer a chance to escape, so there are two competing forces.
– Steven Spielberg

When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.
– Steven Spielberg

I dream for a living. Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make.
– Steven Spielberg

The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents – who we haven’t given enough credit to anyway – for giving us another generation.
– Steven Spielberg

When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set.
– Steven Spielberg

I dream for a living.
– Steven Spielberg

For the most part, everybody who fights in war fights to survive.
– Steven Spielberg

I love my kids as individuals, not as a herd, and I do have a herd of children: I have seven kids.
– Steven Spielberg

From the day I started to think politically and to develop my own moral values, from my earliest youth, I have been an ardent defender of Israel.
– Steven Spielberg

History opens up new worlds to film-makers all the time.
– Steven Spielberg

I’ve always wanted to tell a story about Lincoln. I saw a paternal father figure; I saw someone who was completely, stubbornly committed to his ideals, to his vision.
– Steven Spielberg

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
– Steven Spielberg

I feel there is no substitute for going out to the movies. There is nothing like it.
– Steven Spielberg

All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.
– Steven Spielberg

Social media has taken over in America to such an extreme that to get my own kids to look back a week in their history is a miracle, let alone 100 years.
– Steven Spielberg

Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend.
– Steven Spielberg

I think the key divide between the interactive media and the narrative media is the difficulty in opening up an empathic pathway between the gamer and the character, as differentiated from the audience and the characters in a movie or a television show.
– Steven Spielberg

I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there’s film going through the camera.
– Steven Spielberg

I’m always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it’s threatened.
– Steven Spielberg