John Lee Hancock quotes

  • I like some time away to recharge the batteries, not only physically, but emotionally so that I get to the point where I'm just dying to direct again and then that's the right time to do it again.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Dying #Batteries #Time Away

  • I've got twins and a lovely wife and a great life and I don't want to miss that. So if I'm going to miss that it's got to be for something really good.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Wife #Missing #Lovely

  • I usually have to find something where I go, "I have to do this." Sometimes you don't even know what the question you're trying to answer is, but you go, "This is something I need to explore and want to explore, and it's inside me in a way that I think I can do a good job with."
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Jobs #Thinking #Trying

  • I think any time you've got a story based on a true story, no matter how accurate it is, obviously it's still fictitious.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Thinking #Stories #Matter

  • I'm not only a writer, but have directed and produced, know the difficulties of the line producer, can deal with the studio, can talk with the director and get his or her vision and help exact that. I think it just gives you more tools.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Thinking #Giving #Vision

  • A good deed is a good deed.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Deeds #Good Deeds

  • You set out to tell a good story. You don't do it because there is a deep message involved because the movie is almost always bad when you do that.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Stories #Messages

  • Somebody might say that they always wanted to be a fly-fishing guide in Montana and maybe they'll never get to do that but just by the virtue of having said it out loud, I think there's some power in that.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Thinking #Fishing #Montana

  • Someone is going to win and someone is going to lose. That's also what happens in almost every movie - someone is going to win and someone is going to lose.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Winning

  • Christian audience, I think, have grown very tired of movies that try to pander to them. For instance if someone goes, "Ok, we're designing what we're going to do with this movie. It's a Christian movie and they'll eat it up." And you know what? Consumers are smarter than that. They go, "The movie isn't that great and he thought that I would just be a sucker and plop my $10 down for it?" Because you're looking down at the audience. You can't pander to an audience.
    -- John Lee Hancock

    #Christian #Tired #Thinking