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    I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: live  friends  majority 
     
    Making a movie where the central character is a horse was a challenge. Because I'm scared of riding. I was thrown as a kid. One of my daughters is a competitive jumper, we live with horses, we have stables on our property. But I don't ride. I observe, and I worry.
    — Steven Spielberg
    I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: time  people  world  smile  movie 
     
    I always like to think of the audience when I am directing. Because I am the audience.
    — Steven Spielberg
    It is important to know who your friends are and to stay, remain loyal to your friends, despite what you hear, despite the mistakes that are made in friendships and misunderstandings that commonly occur, to be able to forgive and to move on, you have to be able to remember the values of friendship.
    — Steven Spielberg
    Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director's point of view.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: fate  talent 
     
    I even get inspired by movies that aren't very good, because there's always something good in movies that are collectively thought of as a failure. There's good in everything, I find.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: failure  thoughts  movie 
     
    Audiences are harder to please if you're just giving them effects, but they're easy to please if it's a good story.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: giving  stories 
     
    I turned down 'Harry Potter' and 'Spider-Man,' two movies that I knew would be phenomenally successful, because I had already made movies like that before and they offered no challenge to me. I don't need my ego to be reminded.
    — Steven Spielberg
    Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: fantasy  friends 
     
    You shouldn't dream your film, you should make it!
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: film  dreams 
     
    People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: people  stories 
     
    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
    tags: stories  vision  father 
     
    In the whole history of movies, there has been nothing like Kubrick's vision. It was a vision of hope and wonder, of grace and of mystery, of humour and contradictions. It was a gift to us, and now it's a legacy.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: humour  mystery  grace  wonder  gift  movie  hope  vision 
     
    Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?
    — Steven Spielberg
    The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time.
    — Steven Spielberg
    Movies are always in a state of locomotion. You start with a general idea of how it should feel and then you find you've got a runaway train. You have to race to catch up: the movie is telling you what it wants to become, and when that happens there's no greater feeling.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: movie  ideas  race 
     
    The only thing that gets me back to directing is good scripts.
    — Steven Spielberg
    Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: time  magic  movie 
     
    Failure is inevitable. Success is elusive.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: failure  success 
     
    Our one goal is to give the world a taste of peace, friendship and understanding. Through the visual arts, the art of celebration of life.
    — Steven Spielberg
    I don't dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I'm dreaming for living.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: living  night  dreaming  dreams 
     
    The only time I'm totally happy is when I'm watching films or making them.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: time  film 
     
    All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that's why it takes so long.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: bad  ideas 
     
    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
    tags: people  live  year 
     
    I always like to play with my kids. I always have the time to do that. That's my priority, always has been, so just interacting with my kids, and being with them is great.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: time  kids 
     
    I think all directors should be animators...
    — Steven Spielberg
    You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can't even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: dreaming  dreams  year  imagine 
     
    I love editing. It's one of my favorite parts about filmmaking.
    — Steven Spielberg
    I've always been interested in how we survive and how resourceful we are as Americans.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: american 
     
    Movies become living organisms that graduate from a filmmaker's sphere of influence and pretty much look back and tell you how they need to be said goodbye to. A movie often turns around and looks at you and says, "Here is who I am, and that's maybe now how you see me, but that's who I've become." And you've got to be open enough to go with that.
    — Steven Spielberg
    The internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows about us. The thrilling thing is, that will make us feel we're part of the medium. The scary thing is, we'll lose our right to privacy. An ad will appear in the air around us, talking directly to us.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: future  right  media  internet 
     
    The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
    — Steven Spielberg
    The most expensive habit in the world is celluloid, not heroin, and I need a fix every few years.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: world  year 
     
    Everybody loves a winner, but nobody loves a winner.
    — Steven Spielberg
    You can't start a movie by having the attitude that the script is finished, because if you think the script is finished, your movie is finished before the first day of shooting.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: attitude  movie 
     
    If the world ran the way a crew runs a set, we'd have a better, more progressive world.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: world 
     
    I thought film was more important than life itself for many years. But I was naive to the world until my first child was born in 1985.
    — Steven Spielberg
    tags: children  world  thoughts  child  film  year 
     
    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
    tags: film 
     
    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
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    steven spielberg
    Birth    : December 18, 1946
    Occupation  : Film director

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