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If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.
Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality.Don't put limitations on yourself.Others will do that for you.
People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and then I move on to the next thing.
Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option.
There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.
I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.
James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is... James Cameron.
There seems to be a lot of excitement around something that, to me, is a yawn, frankly.
There is a vast frontier that's going to take us a while to understand... it was very lunar, a very desolate place, isolated.
Your imagination can create a reality
Here's my philosophy in life: If there's a fire, you put it out. If there's a flood, you fill sandbags and you build a dike. You roll up your sleeves and you get to work.
When you have the feeling that anything’s possible, sometimes you wind up acting on it.
The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.
Your only competitors are your past achievements.
I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.
Every time you dive, you hope you'll see something new - some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn't.
Targets and timetables do matter. But there is a dispirited feeling that the U.S. just rejects multilateral target-setting for the time being.
Don't get seduced by your own stuff; work hard to keep a blank slate state of mind each time you watch your film.
Inspiration can hit you in the head at any time in any context. It could happen in a conversation. Talking to someone at a party, you can get an idea. But you've got to remember those inspirations.
You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there will be many and often they'll be much more qualified than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself.
I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.
The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make.
I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.
It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere.
When the ship docks, I'm getting off with you. This is crazy. I know it doesn't make any sense, that's why I trust it.
The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be.
Broken Horses is an artistic triumph. Beautifully written, acted and imaged, this film wraps slowly around you like a king snake and squeezes.
Usually, when you go to a movie, your consciousness floats above the film. 3D sucks you in and makes it a visceral experience.
I'm hopeful that we'll be able to study the ocean before we destroy it.
It was long ago in my life as a simple reporter that I decided that facts must never get in the way of truth.
All my films are love stories.
We have a great responsibility. Whatever we make will become the truth, the visual reality that a generation will accept.
Rose: But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me... in every way that a person can be saved
I am king of the world!
My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist. My father was an electrical engineer.
Jack: Where to, Miss? Rose: To the stars.
The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer.
I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you.
So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world.
I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football.
I don't look at scripts. I just write them.
Rose: You have a gift Jack, you do. You see people. Jack: I see you. Rose: And? Jack: You wouldn't have jumped.
If you want to move through a virtual reality it’s called a video game, it’s been around forever.
I love it when I have a nightmare to me that means I got my money's worth out of that eight hours
The quickest way to destroy ocean science is to take human explorers out of the water
I'm certainly not a fan of conversion when you could shoot the movie in 3-D.
God wears white flannels.
I don't just want to be associated with a few good 3D movies and the audience is saying all of the other ones are crap.
It took me a long time to realize that you have to have a bit of an interlanguage with actors. You have to give them something that they can act with.