7 Total Quotes

Paul Schrader Quotes

I still think like a critic, and I still analyze films like a critic. However, it's not possible to write criticism if you're making films.
Paul Schrader
#American Director

Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors.
Paul Schrader
#American Director

You know, when you're in your twenties you use a great deal of symbolism. You somehow think that a character standing beneath a cross is more interesting than a character standing underneath a billboard, but when you get a little older you realize that there's not much difference.
Paul Schrader
#Character

I don't know if he was stupid,
Paul Schrader
#Stupidity

I want to be happy; why do I do things that make me unhappy?
Paul Schrader
#American Director

Ultimately, it's an illusion that you can understand yourself.
Paul Schrader
#American Director #Illusion