40 Total Quotes

Martin Scorsese Quotes

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

Many of these names on the Walk of Fame bloom larger than life. They created the grammar of cinema.
Martin Scorsese
#Cinema

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out
Martin Scorsese
#Cinema

There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

Watching Dylan's eyes as he searches for these words, you see it all happening there,
Martin Scorsese
#Eyes

We've seen growing awareness of film preservation, yet the deterioration and eventual disappearance of films have not come to an end. There's still a race against the clock to save what we can at some point.
Martin Scorsese
#Awareness

Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

His films became increasingly fascinating to me because of the editing style, a very crisp, clear style of editing that kind of points the audience toward where to look in a scene.
Martin Scorsese
#Style

It's a very savage kind of humor, it comes out of a great deal of pain.
Martin Scorsese
#Humorous

Cause who's gonna figure the man out? We want an answer for everything, but he can't give you the answer! You know the man through his art, and he's still going. He doesn't know where he's gonna wind up. He's trying to get home. Like all of us, I guess.
Martin Scorsese
#Man

Just when people think he gives you one thing, ... he gives you another.
Martin Scorsese
#People

I'd not like to deal with the man directly, ... I'd like to create the story, to find the story, first of all, and then play it out the way I think it's right.
Martin Scorsese
#Man

The reality is, if I don't do PR, I'm hurting the picture. And as many things as I did, that's as many things as I turned down.
Martin Scorsese
#Reality

The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists. But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the rare instances where the term fits.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

He meant so much to so many different people,
Martin Scorsese
#People

He represents the American tradition of excellence and honesty and integrity. In a sense, he was the Steven Spielberg of his time.
Martin Scorsese
#Excellence

I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty. Some of the cops were even friends of ours. But a cop can go both ways.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

Every year or so, I try to do something; it keeps me refreshed as to what's going on in front of the lens, and I understand what the actor is going through.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I also saw the Dalai Lama a few times.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now. I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I can't really envision a time when I'm not shooting something.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I do know that some Buddhists are able to attain peace of mind.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I don't agree with everything he did in his life, but we're dealing with this Howard Hughes, at this point. And also ultimately the flaw in Howard Hughes, the curse so to speak.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I grew up within Italian-American neighborhoods, everybody was coming into the house all the time, kids running around, that sort of stuff, so when I finally got into my own area, so to speak, to make films, I still carried on.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director

I think there's only one or two films where I've had all the financial support I needed. All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days.
Martin Scorsese
#American Director