Spike Lee Quotes

Top 67 wise famous quotes and sayings by Spike Lee

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Spike Lee quotes: 'She's Gotta Have It' was shot in twelve days and two six-day weeks. 'She's Gotta Have It' was shot in twelve days and two six-day weeks.
Spike Lee quotes: I like to work with the same people when I can, and you want to get people with the same interests that you have, and the same aesthetic. I like to work with the same people when I can, and you want to get people with the same interests that you have, and the same aesthetic.
Spike Lee quotes: We're the most violent nation on earth. There's no getting away from that. But you've got to look at it on a broader level. We're the most violent nation on earth. There's no getting away from that. But you've got to look at it on a broader level.
Spike Lee quotes: Making films has got to be one of the hardest endeavors known to humankind. Making films has got to be one of the hardest endeavors known to humankind.
Spike Lee quotes: I knew I was never going to play professional sport, but I loved playing and I went to all the games I could afford to. I knew I was never going to play professional sport, but I loved playing and I went to all the games I could afford to.
Spike Lee quotes: For me, I believe in God, God is real. For me, I believe in God, God is real.
Spike Lee quotes: There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect, or you're labeled anti-Semitic. There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect, or you're labeled anti-Semitic.
Spike Lee quotes: My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker. My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker.
Spike Lee quotes: I don't think my films are going to get rid of racism or prejudice. I think the best thing my films can do is provoke discussion. I don't think my films are going to get rid of racism or prejudice. I think the best thing my films can do is provoke discussion.
Spike Lee quotes: It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody. It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody.
Spike Lee quotes: Those that'll tell don't know, and those that know won't tell. Those that'll tell don't know, and those that know won't tell.
Spike Lee quotes: When you love something it's not a job anymore. When you love something it's not a job anymore.
Spike Lee quotes: I may have been born yesterday, but I stayed up all night. I may have been born yesterday, but I stayed up all night.
Spike Lee quotes: I've always tried to - when I've been able to - support young artists, no matter what medium. I've always tried to - when I've been able to - support young artists, no matter what medium.
Spike Lee quotes: I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting than people who are perfect. I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting than people who are perfect.
Spike Lee quotes: Everything I do is always scrutinised. But that's all I'll say about that. Everything I do is always scrutinised. But that's all I'll say about that.
Spike Lee quotes: I'm surprised that Hollywood and networks have not been diverse as other industries. I'm surprised that Hollywood and networks have not been diverse as other industries.
Spike Lee quotes: I tend to favour films that have multiple plot and story lines, multiple characters and ensemble pieces. I tend to favour films that have multiple plot and story lines, multiple characters and ensemble pieces.
Spike Lee quotes: I don't think I'm a total pessimist, so I think you can find hope in all my films. I don't think I'm a total pessimist, so I think you can find hope in all my films.
Spike Lee quotes: I don't like acting; not in front of the camera. I don't like acting; not in front of the camera.
Spike Lee quotes: If you have a talented family, you should be shot if you don't use them. If you have a talented family, you should be shot if you don't use them.
Spike Lee quotes: You have to do the research. If you don't know about something, then you ask the right people who do. You have to do the research. If you don't know about something, then you ask the right people who do.
Spike Lee quotes: I've never seen black men with fine white women. They be ugly. Mugly dogs. I've never seen black men with fine white women. They be ugly. Mugly dogs.
Spike Lee quotes: People think I'm this angry black man walking around in a constant state of rage. People think I'm this angry black man walking around in a constant state of rage.
Spike Lee quotes: It gets dangerous when you start allowing people to validate your work ... It gets dangerous when you start allowing people to validate your work ...
Spike Lee quotes: I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten. I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten.
Spike Lee quotes: American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It was a holocaust. My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor them. American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It was a holocaust. My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor them.
Spike Lee quotes: I collect names for characters. Names are valuable; they can be your first source of insight into a character. I collect names for characters. Names are valuable; they can be your first source of insight into a character.
Spike Lee quotes: He revolutionized music videos. Before Michael Jackson, MTV refused to play African-American artists. He revolutionized music videos. Before Michael Jackson, MTV refused to play African-American artists.
Spike Lee quotes: I'm not the go-to guy. Everybody is trying to tell their story and have different ways of telling it. I'm not the go-to guy. Everybody is trying to tell their story and have different ways of telling it.
Spike Lee quotes: Most human beings will not stand in front of a stage and tell you about the bad things they did. Most human beings will not stand in front of a stage and tell you about the bad things they did.
Spike Lee quotes: It comes down to this: black people were stripped of our identities when we were brought here, and it's been a quest since then to define who we are. It comes down to this: black people were stripped of our identities when we were brought here, and it's been a quest since then to define who we are.
Spike Lee quotes: Cause mo better makes it mo better. Cause mo better makes it mo better.
Spike Lee quotes: I'm blessed, I can afford to send my children to private school. I'm blessed, I can afford to send my children to private school.
Spike Lee quotes: 'Red Hook Summer' is another chapter in my chronicles of Brooklyn. 'Red Hook Summer' is another chapter in my chronicles of Brooklyn.
Spike Lee quotes: I'll be vilified if I shoot a film in Toronto for New York. And rightfully so! I'll be vilified if I shoot a film in Toronto for New York. And rightfully so!
Spike Lee quotes: I never understood the concept of showing everything in the trailer. Why go to a movie if there's no surprise? I can't do it like that. I never understood the concept of showing everything in the trailer. Why go to a movie if there's no surprise? I can't do it like that.
Spike Lee quotes: First of all, what in this world does not revolve around money? But money is a big part of film, unlike a lot of other art forms. First of all, what in this world does not revolve around money? But money is a big part of film, unlike a lot of other art forms.
Spike Lee quotes: I get offered to do stuff where the money's nice but it's not something I want to do - I get offered a lot of commercials too. I get offered to do stuff where the money's nice but it's not something I want to do - I get offered a lot of commercials too.
Spike Lee quotes: I ain't Martin Luther King. I don't need a dream. I have a plan. I ain't Martin Luther King. I don't need a dream. I have a plan.
Spike Lee quotes: I don't see any negativity with what Brad Pitt is doing with his Make It Right Foundation, or what Sean Penn is trying to do in Haiti. I don't see any negativity with what Brad Pitt is doing with his Make It Right Foundation, or what Sean Penn is trying to do in Haiti.