Top 35 Kubrick Film Quotes

#1. Watching a Kubrick film is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high?

Martin Scorsese

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#2. Bad films gave me the courage to try making a movie

Stanley Kubrick

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#3. I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want.

Stanley Kubrick

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#4. It is by no means your past that determines or dictates your present or your future; it is what you think and what you say, which then results in what you feel and what you do.

Miya Yamanouchi

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#5. I love editing. I think I like it more than any other phase of film making. If I wanted to be frivolous, I might say that everything that precedes editing is merely a way of producing film to edit.

Stanley Kubrick

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#6. He was the smell of winter rain and the sound of his predator's heartbeat


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#7. Kubrick showed us something special. Every film was a challenge, and a direct assault on cinema's conventions.

Bryan Singer

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#8. If chess has any relationship to film-making, it would be in the way it helps you develop patience and discipline in choosing between alternatives at a time when an impulsive decision seems very attractive.

Stanley Kubrick

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#9. The lasting and ultimately most important reputation of a film is not based on reviews, but on what, if anything, people say about it over the years, and on how much affection for it they have.

Stanley Kubrick

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#10. It's often the case with directors that they don't like to share credit, which is the case of Stanley. He would prefer just A Film By Stanley Kubrick including music and everything.

Terry Southern

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#11. You're constantly changing man. But the film's not changing. The film stays the same. That's the beautiful aspect of it.

Stanley Kubrick

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#12. A film needs more than you can give it in a lifetime.

Stanley Kubrick

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#13. It's hard enough to make a film without everyone saying, "Hang on, is this version as good as the one Kubrick would have made?" In peoples' minds they'll always think if Kubrick had done it it would be so much better. You don't need that extra stress.

Chris Cunningham

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#14. There were IBM logos designed for the film, and there were IBM design consultants working with Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens.

Douglas Trumbull

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#15. For me the most moving moment came when I first started working on 2001. I was already in awe of him, and he had very much already become Stanley Kubrick by the time the film started.

Keir Dullea

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#16. [Stanley] Kubrick was a fascinating, larger than life guy who had been a friend for many years prior to our working together on that film. I found the best part of working with him to be the long conversations we had between set-ups.

Sydney Pollack

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#17. With Kubrick and most film directors, they are in complete control, but one can influence them.

Ken Adam

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#18. The first really important book I read about filmmaking was The Film Technique by Pudovkin. This was some time before I had ever touched a movie camera and it opened my eyes to cutting and montage.

Stanley Kubrick

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#19. A lot of cinematic influences on 'Descender' - Kubrick for sure. '2001: A Space Odyssey' is my favorite movie. It has been since I was 12. I just love that film.

Jeff Lemire

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#20. Kubrick never explained the ending to us, or what his intentions were. He didn't intend for it to be a predictable film.

Keir Dullea

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#21. I've never achieved spectacular success with a film. My reputation has grown slowly. I suppose you could say that I'm a successful filmmaker-in that a number of people speak well of me. But none of my films have received unanimously positive reviews, and none have done blockbuster business.

Stanley Kubrick

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#22. My audience is God,
because who the hell else could understand me?

Margaret Atwood

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#23. Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write 'War and Peace' in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.

Stanley Kubrick

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#24. You can get used to anything if you have to, even feeling perpetually guilty.

Golda Meir

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#25. Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.

Stanley Kubrick

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#26. A library is a fueling station for your mind.

Steve Leveen

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#27. A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.

Stanley Kubrick

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#28. I'm a slave to my imagination in terms of making narrative films.

Stanley Kubrick

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#29. One man writes a novel. One man writes a symphony. It is essential that one man make a film.

Stanley Kubrick

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#30. Genius is the error in the system.

Paul Klee

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#31. I'm happy - at times - making films. I'm certainly unhappy not making films.

Stanley Kubrick

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#32. Observation is a dying art.

Stanley Kubrick

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#33. Critical opinion on my films has always been salvaged by what I would call subsequent critical opinion.

Stanley Kubrick

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#34. The best education in film is to make one

Stanley Kubrick

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#35. Stanley Kubrick went with his gut feeling: he directed 'Dr. Strangelove' as a black comedy. The film is routinely described as a masterpiece.

Tim Cahill

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