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#1. Be willing to get fired for a good idea. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#2. You make a movie that is about what you want it to be about and let people have their reaction to it. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#3. I feel like you only have so much time to make stuff. I'm definitely aware of that. I'm also excited about it. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#4. I'm in awe of directors like the Coen brothers who can shoot their script and edit it, and that's the movie. They're not discovering the movie in postproduction. They're editing the script they shot. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#5. I knew I could write infinitely about relationships. That's the most beautiful, most confusing, most rewarding, most heartbreaking thing in our lives - and not just romantic relationships: that's all relationships. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#6. Obviously technology has become such a big presence in our lives and, I definitely know, in my life. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#7. The things that are really out of control, and scary, are emotions - of people around you, that are unpredictable, or those in yourself which are unpredictable. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#8. I want to make films without a single clear message, and films that are as close as possible to what it feels like to be alive. At least to me. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#9. Whenever I start writing, I try to put together songs that feed the feeling of the movie. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#10. I'm a little slow, so forgive me if I'm inarticulate. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#11. There's a difference between stress and pressure. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#12. The world is becoming nicer and easier, but that doesn't mean we are any less lonely or any more connected. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#13. I love people that willfully defy what you're supposed to be and create their own definition of their selves. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#14. After 'Where The Wild Things Are,' which was this big, long five-year project, I spent a year making small things. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#15. I like people that define their own values. I am much more interested in somebody who has their own definition of what they value, their own definition of what success is, their own definition of what love is. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#16. Pop music, I think there's a reason why kids connect to it. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#17. I worked at this bike shop called Rockville BMX, and I started going on this summer tour with this one company. One summer, we ended up in California, and I got to hang out with the guys who made 'Freestylin' - Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#18. I loved Fugazi, the D.C. hardcore band, because they always did everything themselves. They had their own label, and the CDs always cost nine dollars, the T-shirts always cost eight dollars, the shows always cost five dollars, no major label. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#19. I started directing videos at the same time that Michel Gondry was starting to direct videos, and I watched what he'd do. They all seemed to be pushing some new visual effects idea, but never just for spectacle. They all captured a feeling. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#20. If I heard somebody else say, 'I worked on a movie for five years', I'd be like, 'What? How could it take that long? What were you doing?' - Author: Spike Jonze
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#21. There were times in 'Adaptation' during the editing where I really thought, 'Okay, well, this was a noble failure. I tried to do something good, but this is not going to work.' - Author: Spike Jonze
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#22. After 'Where the Wild Things Are,' I guess I felt more confident as a writer. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#23. I think, as you're growing up, your emotions are just as deep as they are when you're an adult. You're ability to feel lonely, longing, confused or angry are just as deep. We don't feel things more as we get older. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#24. Obviously, movies and music videos are different because they're different lengths, and in a movie, you have more time to explore an idea. But I feel like they're all the same, really. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#25. The best videos were the ones where I became friends with the artists first. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#26. If I can make one generalised statement, and generalised statements are never entirely true, nobody wants to be talked down to, kids included. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#27. I'm not one to intellectualize why I did something. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#28. I remember when MySpace came out. It did do something pretty incredible - which was unite people around the world with common interests and common tastes. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#29. Some of the best ideas come from sheer discovery, and not by some masterminded, preconceived genius. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#30. Emotions are messy and hard to figure out. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#31. Movies, they take years of my life, so I'm fortunate that I get to work in a lot of different mediums. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#32. I think the way kids create is so inspiring. They're drawing a picture? They love the picture they drew; they're not tortured about it. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#33. I guess a lot of things I make are relationship movies. Maybe all movies are relationship movies, because they're all about how we relate to each other. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#34. I think there's a knee-jerk reaction to things from parents. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#35. The invention of the iPod changes how you use music. Suddenly you have music everywhere. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#36. I think because I'm not a parent, my most immediate connection to childhood is my memory of my own childhood. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#37. I'm not a film-snob. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#38. Any conversation I have with anybody that's real is always revealing and inspiring. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#39. I definitely check my phone for texts a lot - like, 'Did anyone text me? Is anyone thinking about me? Does anyone love me?' - Author: Spike Jonze
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#40. I think there is something about ... unless you come from a really evolved family that allowed you to talk about your feelings and felt like a safe environment, then you aren't really prepared to do that when you grow up. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#41. Johnny Knoxville went from struggling to pay his rent to being on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' in the course of, like, a month. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#42. Samantha Morton is one of the best actresses in the world. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#43. Even in this world where you're getting everything you need and having this nice life, there's still loneliness and longing and disconnection. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#44. The market groups and demographics said, 'Teenage guys don't read magazines.' - Author: Spike Jonze
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#45. Music is thousands and thousands of years old and I don't think that basic, primitive connection to the language of music ever changes. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#46. I've done a couple of interviews, and I realized how uncomfortable I felt as soon as I started talking. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#47. If I leave my phone in the car and go to dinner or something for a few hours, I'm very proud of myself. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#48. I don't want to make a movie till I have an idea I have to make. I don't want to make a movie just to make a movie. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#49. I'm always inspired by other filmmakers, whether it's a shot or the way they handle tone. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#50. Is an audience open to seeing a film that isn't what they expect when they see a film that's been adapted from a children's book? - Author: Spike Jonze
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#51. I like naps. I don't drink coffee. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#52. Arcade Fire has such intimacy and epic-ness, at the same time, and that's really inspiring. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#53. I'm fortunately not, like, typecast. I don't have to just do one kind of thing; I can do all kinds of things that reflect different parts of me. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#54. You get a buzz when getting texts: 'Oh, someone's thinking about me.' - Author: Spike Jonze
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#55. I don't know what life was like 1,000 years ago, but I imagine there was the same struggle: people trying to connect with each other. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#56. Every actor I've worked with I want to work with again. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#57. If you focus your energy on the camera, it takes away from the time you have to focus on the performances. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#58. Is artificial intelligence less than our intelligence? - Author: Spike Jonze
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#59. The Beastie Boys are guys I loved before I met them, and when I got to know them, we started a magazine together, and we started making videos together, and a lot of it came out of us just cracking ourselves up, like going to the fake mustache store and buying fake mustaches. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#60. Felt is not the easiest thing to animate. It's very flimsy. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#61. I definitely liked the Muppets. I definitely liked Yoda in 'Empire Strikes Back' and Chewbacca. I don't know if I was a fan of puppets or those, like, specific characters. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#62. I feel like every movie, I've learned more and more about what I think of the world and what I'm trying to figure out. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#63. The thing I remember most about having a tantrum is not the rage during the tantrum, but the being freaked out afterwards, and embarrassed, and guilty. It's scary to lose control of yourself. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#64. I skated and rode bikes on ramps, and my mom was always super supportive. She was one of the only divorced moms in the neighborhood, so all the other parents looked down upon her for letting her kids do that kind of thing. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#65. I just want to make whatever is exciting. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#66. I like hiring people based on a feeling - this person gets it - rather than what they've done in the past. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#67. I have a home phone number, and I like it! It's like a throwback already. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#68. On set, there's a lot of pressure. But it sort of heightens the moments. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#69. I never knew how to do anything before I did it, really. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#70. I'm hesitant to make grand statements because I feel like that it's not exactly what I'm writing about. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#71. It's fun when you start a movie, because it's kind of like you get to go Christmas shopping ... you get to make your wish list and you start thinking about what each character needs. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#72. I'm always amazed when any actor can decipher my direction. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#73. When I'm making stuff, the thing that excites me most is not the result, but the process and trying to do something I've never done before. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#74. You have to be involved and relate to the characters in order to make a film that is true emotionally. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#75. I like the idea of the documentary as a portrait. There's not a chronological beginning, middle, and end structure. You build something in the editing room that's shaped by getting to know the person and digging deeper, unpeeling the layers of them as you get to know them. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#76. There are a lot of kids in the world. People seem to keep having them. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#77. On everything I do I'm always taking someone's money, whether it's a movie studio or a record label. Somebody's paying for it, and I'm always respectful of that. But I'm never going to compromise. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#78. I definitely enjoy getting to know people I find inspiring. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#79. I was only going to go to college because that's what I thought you were supposed to do. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#80. Moms are people, too. Moms make mistakes, too. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#81. I'd love to do a musical one day - a theatre musical. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#82. I'm very nervous about taking jobs. I always make sure that, if I'm going to work with somebody, that they really understand what it is that I want to do. I'd rather not take the job than be vague about how I'm going to do something and run into trouble later on. It's a hard thing to negotiate. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#83. Everything in L.A. is - it's just an easy place to live in. The houses are nice, the backyards are nice, you got the ocean right there and the mountains behind you; there's an idealised easiness to the way you live and the whole environment. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#84. Don't differentiate between 'This is a job' and 'This is what I'm doing for fun.' It's all simultaneous. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#85. I think the way Win Butler writes, I really identify with it. He writes very emotionally and very cinematically, and I just connect with his sensibility. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#86. Kids are so fiercely opinionated, that if they love the Harry Potter books and they go see the movie, they'll be the first to say, 'That was wrong! They didn't get that right!' They're storytellers themselves. They're critics. They're going to have the critical opinion. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#87. Our subjectivity is so completely our own. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#88. We can empathize as deeply as we can empathize. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#89. I'll still make movies for studios, but my editing process will be much further removed from the studio system. Because I don't understand it. I don't understand the whole testing-numbers thing. It is not how I want to make movies. So if that's how they do it, then I don't think I want to do it. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#90. I always aspire to that, where it feels like the film was made by the characters as opposed to the filmmakers. I try to be invisible. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#91. What I learned from the Beastie Boys was to be independent. They set up their own world separate from the label. They built their own studio. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#92. The past is just a story we tell ourselves. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#93. I think if something's emotionally real - and I'm not even talking about in movies or in art, but in life - you can't really argue with that, even if your intellectual mind might know differently. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#94. I think the thing that is meaningful is when I can tell that someone's been affected by the movie or by anything I made. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#95. As a director, you never get to watch other directors work, and you also don't get to collaborate with other directors that much. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#96. As creatives, it's a hard thing to push, to make something you're truly excited about, especially if you've written 100 different concepts and they keep getting shot down. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#97. I like Kanye, and I care about him. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#98. I've got to say, I've probably seen a lot more of the Three Stooges than of the Marx Brothers. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#99. Nicolas Cage, I would love to work with him again. He's just a fearless madman. He'll go anywhere you want to go. He would not say 'no' to anything. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#100. I don't understand the whole testing-numbers thing. It is not how I want to make movies. - Author: Spike Jonze
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