7 Total Quotes

Anthony Minghella Quotes

I looked around and we were about a mile-and-a-half from land, and I thought, 'OK, I'm going to drown now.' And then I started to flail out and panic. I gradually calmed down and I got home. But the reality was that in that moment I was panicking and I feel like that to me was the clue about Ripley, that Ripley constantly finds himself out of his depth in the film and then reacts very, very badly.
Anthony Minghella
#Land

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy, of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities. Those things speak to me very personally.
Anthony Minghella
#British Director

It is my well. I always go to Italian films to be replenished.
Anthony Minghella
#Films

You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that.
Anthony Minghella
#British Director

I have always believed that there is a need for life-affirming films.
Anthony Minghella
#British Director

The only lesson to extract from any civil war is that it's pointless and futile and ugly, and that there is nothing glamorous or heroic about it. There are heroes, but the causes are never heroic.
Anthony Minghella
#British Director

When I became the chair of the British Film Institute, I didn't understand how much of my time would be taken up with trying to make a case for the British Film Institute: what it's for, why it exists, why it needs its money.
Anthony Minghella
#British Director