Welcome to Filmmaking Quotes

The aim of the website is to help and inspire you through the lessons and stories of the greatest filmmakers of all time. After many years of research, we’ve ve put together, the biggest collection of filmmaking quotes available anywhere.

From tips on finding your next project, to directing actors to editing your movie, you are sure to find plenty of helpful filmmaking advice in these words of wisdom from the masters of cinema.

Well, to me, the great teachers are the great directors. If you’re willing to watch and really study, you can find out so much. And so my masters are everyone’s masters, the great directors, from Ozu to Welles to Truffaut to Coppola to Ang Lee, from Steven Soderbergh to David Fincher; these are the people who even now are teaching me.

Sam Mendes

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Filmmaking Quotes by Topic

Looking for specific topics? Browse our topic index to find the best quotes on the filmmaking process from the masters of cinema. This filmmaking quotes collection was compiled for you to dip into whenever you need some inspiration.


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These quote articles provide an invaluable insight into the working practice and minds of the greatest film directors. Copy the lessons that inspire you. Take time to reflect on them. And then, do something different because of them.


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