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21 quotations by James Cameron

QuoteYou know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything.Quote

QuoteYou 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.Quote

QuoteThere is a hugely underserved population out there... those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest.Quote

QuoteThere are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.Quote

QuoteThe magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.Quote

QuoteThe films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern.Quote

QuoteThe film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer.Quote

QuotePick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.Quote

QuoteIt'll be all of our efforts together. It won't won't ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it's going to be the sum total of the group.Quote

QuoteIt 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.Quote

QuoteIf 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.Quote

QuoteI had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.Quote

QuoteI do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.Quote

QuoteI certainly didn't think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football.Quote

QuoteI blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you.Quote

QuoteI actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.Quote