Spike Lee Quotes

34 Spike Lee quotes:

"I live in New York City, the stories of my films take place in New York; I'm a New York filmmaker."
"My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker."
"You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here."
"I didn't roll out of bed and direct Malcolm X. Whatever you do, go out there and work hard."
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"A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movies you didn't intend to be there."
"A lot of times, we censor ourselves before the censor even gets there."
"All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That's what I love."
"Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith."
"Any time you talk about the look of the film, it's not just the director and the director of photography. You have to include the costume designer and the production designer."
"Don't think that because you haven't heard from me for a while that I went to sleep. I am still here, like a spirit roaming the night. Thirsty, hungry, seldom stopping to rest."
"Everything I do is always scrutinised. But that's all I'll say about that."
"Fight the power that be. Fight the power."
"I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley."
"I don't dictate, you don't dictate to Stevie Wonder, not successfully."
"I get offered to do stuff where the money's nice but it's not something I want to do-I get offered a lot of commercials too."
"I like to work with the same people when I can, and you want to get people with the same interests that you have, and the same aesthetic."
"I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten."
"I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful."
"I think my work shows that I love women. I understand where these types of criticisms are coming from because black people have been so dogged out in the media, they're just extra sensitive."
"I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting than people who are perfect."

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