Ron Howard quotes

  • Confidence is preparation in action.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Self Esteem #Preparation #Action

  • It was always my dream to be a director. A lot of it had to do with controlling my own destiny, because as a young actor you feel at everyone's disposal. But I wanted to become a leader in the business.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Dream #Destiny #Leader

  • I think it's in our nature to try to get beyond that next horizon. I think that when we as a species are scratching that itch we're actually following an evolutionary compulsion that is wired into us. I think good things come of it. That's the philosophical side.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Philosophical #Thinking #Trying

  • Humor is unavoidable. It might not feel funny in the moment, but more often than not there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Humor #Tunnels #Light

  • Death can be experienced once, winning maybe more, but losing can happen all the time.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Winning #Losing #Happens

  • If I had to choose between a great acting job and a good directing job, I'd choose the directing job.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Jobs #Acting #Ifs

  • You're always a little surprised when something really takes off.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Littles

  • Every religion, in my opinion, has something to bring, and I think we all learn from everyone that there's no right, perfect way to look at something.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Thinking #Perfect #Looks

  • I've just looked for ideas and great characters that I relate to and that I think I can offer something to the audience, and I no longer look at them as experiments or genre exercises at all.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Character #Exercise #Thinking

  • I'm not a caterer. I just have to stay with my creative convictions. At some point, you have to just get past the special-interest groups and do what you're there to do, which is make a movie.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Past #Creative #Special

  • Sports always works for us more allegorically or metaphorically and that's what's fantastic about why we love them. You demonstrate the limits to which a human being can go and they keep pushing the boundaries of that.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Sports #Limits #Pushing

  • There's a very real argument that the minute we are capable of going to a planet, whether it's Mars or another one, and inhabiting it, that we really should.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Real #Mars #Argument

  • I think more and more scientists are becoming convinced that it's very likely that life forms of some kind exist all around the universe not so far from us.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Thinking #Becoming #Kind

  • I've acted with all types, I've directed all types. What you want to understand as a director, is what actors have to offer. They'll get at it however they get at it. If you can understand that, you can get your work done.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Want #Directors #Actors

  • It was always hard to find stories that I felt were, in and of themselves, fresh enough and intriguing enough .
    -- Ron Howard

    #Stories #Intriguing #Enough

  • The sooner we become a multi-planet species, the safer the species is, and the stronger the guarantee that we're going to continue to evolve.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Guarantees That #Stronger #Planets

  • When Apollo 13 appeared as an opportunity and I began to tackle that in as authentic a way as I possibly could, I really became enthralled by the philosophical side of space travel, and why we need to explore - what it means to us here on Earth - all of those things. I became a huge proponent.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Philosophical #Mean #Opportunity

  • You reach a point where you say you're not going to do juveniles any longer.
    -- Ron Howard

  • A long time ago, I stopped trying to look at projects as genre exercises.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Exercise #Long #Trying

  • 3-D is a truly exciting possibility.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Possibility #Exciting

  • Of course, I was completely enthralled by the space program as a kid - particularly Apollo 11 - and was glued to the television like most of the world. Then I stopped thinking about it too much. I was a little disappointed that they weren't going on to Mars at the time, but I didn't think much of it. I was more interested in becoming a director at that point in my life and falling in love, things like that.
    -- Ron Howard

    #Falling In Love #Kids #Thinking