Antoine Fuqua quotes

  • If I'm going to see my mom, I'm going to church!
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Mom #Church #Going To Church

  • I started studying mythology, just on my own. Joseph Campbell, mysticism.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Study #Mythology #Mysticism

  • I like the opportunity to make films.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Opportunity #Film

  • I like making movies.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

  • I've become friends with Michael Mann and Oliver Stone; I've seen those guys work and that was great to see.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Guy #Stones

  • I believe in God, absolutely.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Believe #I Believe #Believe In God

  • Some men don't gel when it comes to work - you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Men #Views #Work Ethic

  • I became a director just for the love of movies, because of the power of cinema.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Directors #Cinema

  • I just think you can't shut your life off to just, you know, one thing. You gotta be open-minded. Explore things. Feed your artist.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Artist #Thinking #Open Minded

  • I only pay to take my son to the movies, because most of the time I only watch European movies, independent movies, or screen them privately. But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Fun #Independent #Son

  • What I learned is, don't forget who you are, because that's what's going to make you a filmmaker.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Forget #Filmmaker #Who You Are

  • I'd seen too many shrines in South Central and thought it was worth asking where the first bullet came from that started all this violence.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Asking #Shrines #Bullets

  • So it's hard to be an artist and be true to the reality of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining and successful financially.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Successful #Artist #Reality

  • Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Romance #Magic #Cinema

  • Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn't get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn't get along.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Pain #Cameras #Shooting

  • Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you - make you dream.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Dream #Growing Up #Kids

  • It's a hard line to walk, man. Cause you know you want to make this movie, you want to make it dark and real, you want to show all this stuff but unfortunately you can't always do that.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Real #Dark #Men

  • It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Ideas #People #Culture

  • I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Art #Moving #Voice

  • It's a dumb question, because I don't look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Stupid #Dumb #Black

  • My experience of test screenings is that you don't know what kind of mood people are going to be in, and sometimes the studios accept what Joe Blo says - and this guy could just be a frustrated filmmaker, or not paying attention.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #People #Guy #Frustrated