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Spike Jonze quotes: What I learned from the Beastie Boys was to be independent. They set up their own world separate from the label. They built their own studio. What I learned from the Beastie Boys was to be independent. They set up their own world separate from the label. They built their own studio.
Spike Jonze quotes: Obviously technology has become such a big presence in our lives and, I definitely know, in my life. Obviously technology has become such a big presence in our lives and, I definitely know, in my life.
Spike Jonze quotes: I think there's a knee-jerk reaction to things from parents. I think there's a knee-jerk reaction to things from parents.
Spike Jonze quotes: After 'Where the Wild Things Are,' I guess I felt more confident as a writer. After 'Where the Wild Things Are,' I guess I felt more confident as a writer.
Spike Jonze quotes: If I heard somebody else say, 'I worked on a movie for five years', I'd be like, 'What? How could it take that long? What were you doing?' If I heard somebody else say, 'I worked on a movie for five years', I'd be like, 'What? How could it take that long? What were you doing?'
Spike Jonze quotes: Our subjectivity is so completely our own. Our subjectivity is so completely our own.
Spike Jonze quotes: The invention of the iPod changes how you use music. Suddenly you have music everywhere. The invention of the iPod changes how you use music. Suddenly you have music everywhere.
Spike Jonze quotes: Movies, they take years of my life, so I'm fortunate that I get to work in a lot of different mediums. Movies, they take years of my life, so I'm fortunate that I get to work in a lot of different mediums.
Spike Jonze quotes: Be willing to get fired for a good idea. Be willing to get fired for a good idea.
Spike Jonze quotes: I'd love to do a musical one day - a theatre musical. I'd love to do a musical one day - a theatre musical.
Spike Jonze quotes: I definitely enjoy getting to know people I find inspiring. I definitely enjoy getting to know people I find inspiring.
Spike Jonze quotes: Chris Cooper I got to work with many times. Chris Cooper I got to work with many times.
Spike Jonze quotes: I think the way kids create is so inspiring. They're drawing a picture? They love the picture they drew; they're not tortured about it. I think the way kids create is so inspiring. They're drawing a picture? They love the picture they drew; they're not tortured about it.
Spike Jonze quotes: You can go on Nike's website and choose exactly what fabrics and colours and shapes you want your sneakers to come in. You can go on Nike's website and choose exactly what fabrics and colours and shapes you want your sneakers to come in.
Spike Jonze quotes: I just want to be who I am, as I am. I just want to be who I am, as I am.
Spike Jonze quotes: Big emotions that are unexplained are really scary. At least to me. Big emotions that are unexplained are really scary. At least to me.
Spike Jonze quotes: A great poem leaves so much room for everybody to have such a different reaction to it. A great poem leaves so much room for everybody to have such a different reaction to it.
Spike Jonze quotes: When you're close to somebody, you can never really know how they're experiencing the world. When you're close to somebody, you can never really know how they're experiencing the world.
Spike Jonze quotes: After 'Where The Wild Things Are,' which was this big, long five-year project, I spent a year making small things. After 'Where The Wild Things Are,' which was this big, long five-year project, I spent a year making small things.
Spike Jonze quotes: As a director, you never get to watch other directors work, and you also don't get to collaborate with other directors that much. As a director, you never get to watch other directors work, and you also don't get to collaborate with other directors that much.
Spike Jonze quotes: I like naps. I don't drink coffee. I like naps. I don't drink coffee.
Spike Jonze quotes: I like hiring people based on a feeling - this person gets it - rather than what they've done in the past. I like hiring people based on a feeling - this person gets it - rather than what they've done in the past.
Spike Jonze quotes: Even in this world where you're getting everything you need and having this nice life, there's still loneliness and longing and disconnection. Even in this world where you're getting everything you need and having this nice life, there's still loneliness and longing and disconnection.
Spike Jonze quotes: There's great food everywhere, and even McDonald's uses nice wood now. There's great food everywhere, and even McDonald's uses nice wood now.
Spike Jonze quotes: Doing a documentary is about discovering, being open, learning, and following curiosity. Doing a documentary is about discovering, being open, learning, and following curiosity.
Spike Jonze quotes: The strengths and failings of a relationship depend entirely on your ability to talk about your feelings. The strengths and failings of a relationship depend entirely on your ability to talk about your feelings.
Spike Jonze quotes: Any conversation I have with anybody that's real is always revealing and inspiring. Any conversation I have with anybody that's real is always revealing and inspiring.
Spike Jonze quotes: Getting to work on the thing that you're always thinking about anyways is like the biggest--that's the goal. Getting to work on the thing that you're always thinking about anyways is like the biggest--that's the goal.
Spike Jonze quotes: If I leave my phone in the car and go to dinner or something for a few hours, I'm very proud of myself. If I leave my phone in the car and go to dinner or something for a few hours, I'm very proud of myself.
Spike Jonze quotes: I feel like every movie, I've learned more and more about what I think of the world and what I'm trying to figure out. I feel like every movie, I've learned more and more about what I think of the world and what I'm trying to figure out.
Spike Jonze quotes: Some of the best ideas come from sheer discovery, and not by some masterminded, preconceived genius. Some of the best ideas come from sheer discovery, and not by some masterminded, preconceived genius.
Spike Jonze quotes: I'm always amazed when any actor can decipher my direction. I'm always amazed when any actor can decipher my direction.
Spike Jonze quotes: Emotions are messy and hard to figure out. Emotions are messy and hard to figure out.
Spike Jonze quotes: Moms are people, too. Moms make mistakes, too. Moms are people, too. Moms make mistakes, too.
Spike Jonze quotes: I don't want to make a movie till I have an idea I have to make. I don't want to make a movie just to make a movie. I don't want to make a movie till I have an idea I have to make. I don't want to make a movie just to make a movie.
Spike Jonze quotes: I want to make films without a single clear message, and films that are as close as possible to what it feels like to be alive. At least to me. I want to make films without a single clear message, and films that are as close as possible to what it feels like to be alive. At least to me.
Spike Jonze quotes: The world is becoming nicer and easier, but that doesn't mean we are any less lonely or any more connected. The world is becoming nicer and easier, but that doesn't mean we are any less lonely or any more connected.
Spike Jonze quotes: I love people that willfully defy what you're supposed to be and create their own definition of their selves. I love people that willfully defy what you're supposed to be and create their own definition of their selves.
Spike Jonze quotes: I am better at math than spelling. I am better at math than spelling.
Spike Jonze quotes: Felt is not the easiest thing to animate. It's very flimsy. Felt is not the easiest thing to animate. It's very flimsy.
Spike Jonze quotes: I was only going to go to college because that's what I thought you were supposed to do. I was only going to go to college because that's what I thought you were supposed to do.
Spike Jonze quotes: Johnny Knoxville went from struggling to pay his rent to being on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' in the course of, like, a month. Johnny Knoxville went from struggling to pay his rent to being on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' in the course of, like, a month.
Spike Jonze quotes: Whenever I start writing, I try to put together songs that feed the feeling of the movie. Whenever I start writing, I try to put together songs that feed the feeling of the movie.
Spike Jonze quotes: When I'm making stuff, the thing that excites me most is not the result, but the process and trying to do something I've never done before. When I'm making stuff, the thing that excites me most is not the result, but the process and trying to do something I've never done before.
Spike Jonze quotes: A lot of times, you have an idea, and all the things you are thinking about might fuel it. But that's not where the idea came from. A lot of times, you have an idea, and all the things you are thinking about might fuel it. But that's not where the idea came from.
Spike Jonze quotes: You get a buzz when getting texts: 'Oh, someone's thinking about me.' You get a buzz when getting texts: 'Oh, someone's thinking about me.'
Spike Jonze quotes: Me and my friends had BMX magazines and skate magazines, and I was a photographer who made skate videos. Me and my friends had BMX magazines and skate magazines, and I was a photographer who made skate videos.
Spike Jonze quotes: There's a difference between stress and pressure. There's a difference between stress and pressure.
Spike Jonze quotes: I've done a couple of interviews, and I realized how uncomfortable I felt as soon as I started talking. I've done a couple of interviews, and I realized how uncomfortable I felt as soon as I started talking.
Spike Jonze quotes: On set, there's a lot of pressure. But it sort of heightens the moments. On set, there's a lot of pressure. But it sort of heightens the moments.
Spike Jonze quotes: Music is thousands and thousands of years old and I don't think that basic, primitive connection to the language of music ever changes. Music is thousands and thousands of years old and I don't think that basic, primitive connection to the language of music ever changes.
Spike Jonze quotes: When I was 20 years old, I had no plans to ever be a filmmaker. When I was 20 years old, I had no plans to ever be a filmmaker.
Spike Jonze quotes: Don't differentiate between 'This is a job' and 'This is what I'm doing for fun.' It's all simultaneous. Don't differentiate between 'This is a job' and 'This is what I'm doing for fun.' It's all simultaneous.
Spike Jonze quotes: I definitely check my phone for texts a lot - like, 'Did anyone text me? Is anyone thinking about me? Does anyone love me?' I definitely check my phone for texts a lot - like, 'Did anyone text me? Is anyone thinking about me? Does anyone love me?'
Spike Jonze quotes: I never knew how to do anything before I did it, really. I never knew how to do anything before I did it, really.
Spike Jonze quotes: I don't understand the whole testing-numbers thing. It is not how I want to make movies. I don't understand the whole testing-numbers thing. It is not how I want to make movies.
Spike Jonze quotes: I'm not a film-snob. I'm not a film-snob.
Spike Jonze quotes: I'm fortunately not, like, typecast. I don't have to just do one kind of thing; I can do all kinds of things that reflect different parts of me. I'm fortunately not, like, typecast. I don't have to just do one kind of thing; I can do all kinds of things that reflect different parts of me.
Spike Jonze quotes: I would love to make video games. I would love to make video games.
Spike Jonze quotes: I'm hesitant to make grand statements because I feel like that it's not exactly what I'm writing about. I'm hesitant to make grand statements because I feel like that it's not exactly what I'm writing about.
Spike Jonze quotes: Nicolas Cage, I would love to work with him again. He's just a fearless madman. He'll go anywhere you want to go. He would not say 'no' to anything. Nicolas Cage, I would love to work with him again. He's just a fearless madman. He'll go anywhere you want to go. He would not say 'no' to anything.
Spike Jonze quotes: Pop music, I think there's a reason why kids connect to it. Pop music, I think there's a reason why kids connect to it.
Spike Jonze quotes: Is an audience open to seeing a film that isn't what they expect when they see a film that's been adapted from a children's book? Is an audience open to seeing a film that isn't what they expect when they see a film that's been adapted from a children's book?
Spike Jonze quotes: I have a home phone number, and I like it! It's like a throwback already. I have a home phone number, and I like it! It's like a throwback already.
Spike Jonze quotes: You make a movie that is about what you want it to be about and let people have their reaction to it. You make a movie that is about what you want it to be about and let people have their reaction to it.
Spike Jonze quotes: Samantha Morton is one of the best actresses in the world. Samantha Morton is one of the best actresses in the world.
Spike Jonze quotes: The past is just a story we tell ourselves. The past is just a story we tell ourselves.
Spike Jonze quotes: Arcade Fire has such intimacy and epic-ness, at the same time, and that's really inspiring. Arcade Fire has such intimacy and epic-ness, at the same time, and that's really inspiring.
Spike Jonze quotes: I don't know what life was like 1,000 years ago, but I imagine there was the same struggle: people trying to connect with each other. I don't know what life was like 1,000 years ago, but I imagine there was the same struggle: people trying to connect with each other.
Spike Jonze quotes: I like Kanye, and I care about him. I like Kanye, and I care about him.
Spike Jonze quotes: The best videos were the ones where I became friends with the artists first. The best videos were the ones where I became friends with the artists first.
Spike Jonze quotes: If you focus your energy on the camera, it takes away from the time you have to focus on the performances. If you focus your energy on the camera, it takes away from the time you have to focus on the performances.