David Gordon Green quotes

  • I never really had a real career trajectory idea. I just like a lot of different kind of movies, I wanna make a lot of different kind of movies, and to some degree you follow opportunity and to the other degree you have to create your own opportunity.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Real #Opportunity #Careers

  • Every new project I do is a new invention of myself and reinvigorates me as to why I love the industry.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Invention #Projects

  • I love animals. With animals you never know what you're getting. Everybody says don't mess with animals and little kids in movies but those are the funniest things because you can't be in control. I like to lose control as a director.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Kids #Animal #Directors

  • I always cast people with a sense of humor because people that are super serious don't understand when I ask them to eat a booger it's not necessarily about that. It's about something more. It's about inviting a little bit of absurdity into the process and humanity into the process. Making sure that no matter who we are and what sort of pedestal or glamorous lighting we're under, we're all eating boogers man.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Men #People #Humanity

  • Sometimes in the studio movies I've been working in, you'll put a joke in a movie because the crowd loves it - not because I love it.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Crowds #Sometimes #Jokes

  • I've always had great independence on everything I've done. Nobody's ever told me not to do anything.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Independence #Done

  • I live part-time in a cabin in Colorado up in the mountains and part-time on a ranch in central Texas - but do I really know how to go brand a cow, or do I really know how to go rappelling down a cliff? No. I do the recreational, half-assed version of all these manly activities and then try to keep that kind of Zen masculinity, like, "I'm a man of nature."
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Men #Texas #Trying

  • There's something within contemporary culture which is far more faux masculine than it was when men were really men.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Men #Culture #Masculine

  • I've protected my protracted period of infancy. For many years. And I have no desire to become an adult.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Years #Desire #Adults

  • Sundance [festival] is all your Hollywood buds and buddies and rolling out and high-fiving and "Hell, yeah. Here comes the movie," and in Venice, it's very elegant, and respectful...It's decadence. It's such a fun way to formalize a movie that is for us a down-and-dirty, gritty movie. And to see it with the red carpet, and rolling up in a Maserati.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Fun #Dirty #Venice

  • When you say "Holy Man", I immediately think of Eddie Murphy's finest hour. If it's anything comparable, I'm excited.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Men #Thinking #Excited

  • One of the things I wanted to do after three, prolonged movies is to do something that was really, kind-of knee-jerk decisions, and artistic instincts and strip down the process to more of a guttural level, and make something that wasn't so manicured and polished; wasn't quite so developed and supported, and just run wild with it and see what happens with it.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Running #Decision #Three

  • I consider myself more of a film fan than a filmmaker, or I guess it's kind of a balance, fortunately. But I really want to see good movies as much as I want to make good movies and I want to see bizarre movies as much as I want to make bizarre movies.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Good Movie #Balance #Fans

  • the things that people are typically afraid of are what I find most exciting and unpredictable, and I guess that's part of the problem is people don't want something unpredictable wasting their time while the cameras are rolling, where to me that's by far the most interesting part.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #People #Interesting #Cameras

  • I'm not a director that's about precision and control and perfection, I'm about creating an atmosphere that's organic and interesting and then letting people loose, and for that there's no greater actor or performer than children. Animals are maybe a close runner-up.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Children #Animal #Creating

  • I think my interest in risk is pretty high, a lot higher than I think a lot of other people who are just looking for something to kind of define themselves, give them a set of fingerprints, and certainly is better for the pocketbook. For me it's always about trying new things and wanting to explore something else and something new of myself and of actors I really like.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Thinking #People #Giving

  • When I work on something I'm not excited about or not as proud of it as I'd like to be, then I try to work even harder to make the next one and address those insecurities, I tackle insecurities rather than run from them.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Running #Insecurity #Trying

  • Everybody's got their tools or their instruments, and it's fun to see how people expose themselves to their profession or their profession becomes who they are.
    -- David Gordon Green

    #Fun #People #Tools