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James Cameron Quotes


33 James Cameron quotes:



"I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism."
"I lived in a small town. It was 2,000 people in Canada. A little river that went through it and we swam in the - you know, there was a lot of water around. Niagara Falls was about four or five miles away."
"I mean, you have to be able - you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can't do it by yourself."
"I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things."
"If you wait until the right time to have a child you'll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it's bad."
"It took me a long time to realize that you have to have a bit of an interlanguage with actors. You have to give them something that they can act with."
"It was good training to think spatially and to think in terms of story boarding and so on. So I was already a filmmaker but I hadn't realized it yet."
"The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer."
"The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern."
"The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors."
"There is a hugely underserved population out there... those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest."
"You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there will be many and often they'll be much more qualified than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself."
"You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything."



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