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    Great art inspires great art.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: inspire 
     
    The happiest moments of my childhood were when my toys broke, because then I could destroy them with impunity.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: moment  childhood 
     
    We're all going to keep telling love stories, we're all going to tell hero stories. It's all a question of what your own thumbprint, your own DNA, is, and what it brings to the table that makes it unique.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: hero  questions  stories  dna 
     
    I think you could go back to any filmmaker or musician or artist, and look at what their input was in their formative years, and you could trace all the lines.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: artist  year 
     
    Being a sci-fi geek myself and going to movies all my life, I came to the conclusion that there were really two camps of how robots have been designed. It's either the tin man, which is a human with metal skin, or it's an R2D2.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: men  human  movie 
     
    If you're trying to do multiple agendas, you'll confuse yourself as a storyteller. If you have one purpose, everything else will fall into place.
    — Andrew Stanton
    There's a mercurial nature, but more of a mysterious nature to women that I think is what makes them so attractive. And I think that that's what I love: Guys never seem to know when they've come too close and crossed the line, and then the temper comes.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: nature  women 
     
    Well, I have no problem with 3-D but I don't think it's necessarily a blanket requirement for every film.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: problem  film 
     
    There are so many times and places in history in our world that I just don't know anything about, and when I learn about them they're always fascinating.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: time  world  learn  fascinating 
     
    The thing about working at Pixar is that everyone around you is smarter and funnier and cleverer than you and they all think the same about everyone else. Its a nice problem to have.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: problem 
     
    I almost feel like it's an obligation to not further the status quo if you become somebody with influence and exposure.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: influence 
     
    A major threshold is passed when you mature enough to acknowledge what drives you, and to take the wheel and steer it.
    — Andrew Stanton
    In storytelling, the audience actually wants to work for their meal, they just don't want to know that they're doing it.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: work  storytelling 
     
    Frankly, there isn't anyone you couldn't learn to love once you've heard their story.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: learn  stories 
     
    If you want someone's attention, whisper.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: attention 
     
    We all fall into our habits, our routines, our ruts. They're used quite often, consciously or unconsciously, to avoid living, to avoid doing the messy part of having relationships with other people, of dealing with a person next to us. That's why we can all be in a room on our cell phones and not have to deal with one another.
    — Andrew Stanton
    I'm a family man, I have kids, and I go to the movies. And I'm just going to make the kind of movie I want to see.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: men  movie  kids 
     
    There's a lot of downsides to social media, but one of the nice things is that you can cut through all the BS and go straight to the person and ask them directly. I think that's a wonderful thing. I love talking to people who are true fans or who have a true love of cinema, and so if I can talk to them directly, great.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: people  true  media 
     
    I'm twice as funny, I'm twice as smart, I'm twice as whatever when I'm around other people that challenge me.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: smart  people  funny  challenge 
     
    Change is fundamental in story. If things go static, stories die.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: die  stories  fundamental 
     
    I've been a fan of movies longer than anything else. One thing I learned a long time ago is that you can't translate a book literally to the screen. It won't work because it's a different medium. And it would be the same in reverse.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: time  work  movie  media  book 
     
    A strong theme is always running through a well-told story,
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: strong  running  stories 
     
    The way Pixar has always worked is that we think of an idea and then we make it. We don't develop lots of ideas and then pick one.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: ideas 
     
    Working at Pixar you learn the really honest, hard way of making a great movie, which is to surround yourself with people who are much smarter than you, much more talented than you, and incite constructive criticism; you'll get a much better movie out of it.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: people  movie  learn 
     
    There's nothing that you like in this world that wasn't influenced by a bunch of key things; nothing came completely clean out of a vacuum.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: world  key 
     
    Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: drama 
     
    Don't give [the audience] four; give them two plus two.
    — Andrew Stanton
    Use what you know. Draw from it. It doesnt always mean plot or fact. It means capturing a truth from your experiencing it, expressing values you personally feel deep down in your core.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: truth  value  facts 
     
    That's what great art does - it inspires other artists to do great art, and that's what it should do.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: inspire  artist 
     
    I never think about the audience. If someone gives me a marketing report, I throw it away.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: marketing 
     
    The best stories infuse wonder,
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: wonder  stories 
     
    The greatest story commandment is: Make me care.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: care  stories 
     
    I've always been shocked and waiting-for-the-other-shoe-to-drop that a girl would ever talk to me, let alone want to marry me. They always seem to hold the power to me, and from my mother to my wife to my daughter, every time I try to really figure them out, and think I've got them pegged, I pay for it.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: time  power  alone  girls  mother  daughter  wife  marry 
     
    Well, executive producer can mean anything in the world of Hollywood, sadly. It can be a bought title in many instances.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: world 
     
    I had never touched a computer in my life before I came to Pixar.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: computer 
     
    I was that kind of kid that was going to the movies every weekend, I couldnt get enough of the movies, and now I get to make them. So I kind of have a one-track mind.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: movie  mind  kids 
     
    I'm also a huge cinephile, and I have witnessed that to honor the book literally word-for-word never makes a good movie.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: movie  book  honor 
     
    Most people know me at Pixar as the guy that doesn't like to do sequels or very reluctant to do sequels.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: people 
     
    I've always felt you unearth story, like you're on an archeological dig.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: stories 
     
    Sadly, my hobby is what I do for work, so I don't go off and go fishing. I go home and veg, and then I go back to work.
    — Andrew Stanton
    tags: work 
     
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