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Quotes from Quentin Tarantino

"A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here."

"As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I'm severed."

"Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way."

"Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing."

"I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling."

"I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning."

"I couldn't spell anything. I couldn't remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything."

"I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience."

"I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all."

"I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema."

"I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie."

"I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie."

"I steal from every movie ever made."

"I want do a Mandarin language movie. It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next."

"I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can't do storyboards because I can't really draw and that's what they live and die on."

"I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away."

"I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue."

"I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie."

"I'm a big collector of vinyl-I have a record room in my house-and I've always had a huge soundtrack album collection."

"I'm a historian in my own mind."

"I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies."

"I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer."

"I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do."

"I've always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever produced."

"I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home."

"I've always wanted to work with Warren Beatty."

"If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels."

"It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere."

"It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back."

"Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life."

"My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid."

"My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor."

"My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy."

"Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do."

"Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room."

"Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns."

"Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I'm not interested in, I can't even feign interest."

"The good ideas will survive."

"To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper."

"To me, America is just another market."

"To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence."

"Violence is one of the most fun things to watch."

"When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it."

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