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M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "You don't get to celebrate yourself unless you risk being mocked or rejected. As an artist, you cannot play it safe. You just can't."

You don't get to celebrate yourself unless you risk being mocked or rejected. As an artist, you cannot play it safe. You just can't.




M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters."

Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters.




M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "My biggest fear in life is to be average."

My biggest fear in life is to be average.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"

Is it possible that there are no coincidences?




M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies."

When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I find it very eerie when somebody is being really polite."

I find it very eerie when somebody is being really polite.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "There are scenes that were right on the edge, but I always try to err on non-indulgence. It's something that I'm very careful about, that I'm just leaning too hard into something."

There are scenes that were right on the edge, but I always try to err on non-indulgence. It's something that I'm very careful about, that I'm just leaning too hard into something.




M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Sometimes we do not do things that we wish to do, so others will not know that we wish to do them."

Sometimes we do not do things that we wish to do, so others will not know that we wish to do them.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "When you find your voice, your life takes on grace."

When you find your voice, your life takes on grace.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "For instance, The Sixth Sense had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention."

For instance, The Sixth Sense had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I love 'The Killing', I love 'Homeland' and 'Mad Men', all those shows that lean into the tone of things."

I love 'The Killing', I love 'Homeland' and 'Mad Men', all those shows that lean into the tone of things.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "My directing style is long takes. The longer take I can do, the more I can think of not doing it in cuts, the better."

My directing style is long takes. The longer take I can do, the more I can think of not doing it in cuts, the better.




M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I'm so from the Woody Allen/Spike Lee school."

I'm so from the Woody Allen/Spike Lee school.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Sometimes people can write really great scenes and even a great episode, but they can't see the bigger picture."

Sometimes people can write really great scenes and even a great episode, but they can't see the bigger picture.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Great actors come with depth about how their character sees the world, and they completely defend it. They could defend it in a court of law, down to the reason the patient deserved this."

Great actors come with depth about how their character sees the world, and they completely defend it. They could defend it in a court of law, down to the reason the patient deserved this.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I'm super confident about creative stuff, and I'm really not confident about human interactions stuff."

I'm super confident about creative stuff, and I'm really not confident about human interactions stuff.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I wouldn't describe myself as a do-gooder. That's really more my wife. I'm kind of just the obsessed guy who's been writing and making movies since I was a little kid, just in a room and make it."

I wouldn't describe myself as a do-gooder. That's really more my wife. I'm kind of just the obsessed guy who's been writing and making movies since I was a little kid, just in a room and make it.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?"

See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself."

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "You're never the same. You're degrading, or you're getting better. You don't stay the same."

You're never the same. You're degrading, or you're getting better. You don't stay the same.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu."

'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "The beauty is that we can blur film and TV a little bit more."

The beauty is that we can blur film and TV a little bit more.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "You don't want to watch classics with me 'cause I'm constantly writing notes."

You don't want to watch classics with me 'cause I'm constantly writing notes.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered."

I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Anime is intended to have ambiguous features. That's part of the art form."

Anime is intended to have ambiguous features. That's part of the art form.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Always in life bad times will lead to great times."

Always in life bad times will lead to great times.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "There is no one looking out for us. We are all alone."

There is no one looking out for us. We are all alone.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I'm so consistent that my director's cuts are usually 20-25 minutes longer than the released version of the movies."

I'm so consistent that my director's cuts are usually 20-25 minutes longer than the released version of the movies.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I want to make a bunch of small movies. I'm really interested in that for me in the future."

I want to make a bunch of small movies. I'm really interested in that for me in the future.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Most of the time, I don't watch classics with anybody. I have to be by myself. That's my classroom."

Most of the time, I don't watch classics with anybody. I have to be by myself. That's my classroom.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Basically, when I'm writing something, I think about what is the subject of the piece. The subject of the piece is our fear of getting old, which is a variation on our fear of dying."

Basically, when I'm writing something, I think about what is the subject of the piece. The subject of the piece is our fear of getting old, which is a variation on our fear of dying.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I consider myself an independent filmmaker."

I consider myself an independent filmmaker.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I had a desire to do TV and wanted to get in, in the right way, knowing that I was going to learn a lot, along the way."

I had a desire to do TV and wanted to get in, in the right way, knowing that I was going to learn a lot, along the way.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I storyboard every shot of my thrillers in general. I draw them out and do them."

I storyboard every shot of my thrillers in general. I draw them out and do them.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "People who come to see my movies, you're coming to see a drama masquerading as a genre piece."

People who come to see my movies, you're coming to see a drama masquerading as a genre piece.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I love stage actors. The pool of world class actors that have done theater [is big], there's a higher opportunity of grabbing somebody from that pool."

I love stage actors. The pool of world class actors that have done theater [is big], there's a higher opportunity of grabbing somebody from that pool.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "The whole world makes comic book movies now."

The whole world makes comic book movies now.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Saw #‎ Birdman . Such singular, audacious filmmaking. Can't stop thinking about the ending."

Saw #‎ Birdman . Such singular, audacious filmmaking. Can't stop thinking about the ending.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "You're saying, "I'm gonna do this thing," and you have to be aware, as a rational human being, that you may not be allowed back in."

You're saying, "I'm gonna do this thing," and you have to be aware, as a rational human being, that you may not be allowed back in.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I'm from that world where I feel so comfortable making small independent movies."

I'm from that world where I feel so comfortable making small independent movies.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "This is the problem with being Indian. It's hard to be one of the family members. Everybody is white usually [in the movie]."

This is the problem with being Indian. It's hard to be one of the family members. Everybody is white usually [in the movie].



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "The muscles that writers need for film are very different from TV muscles. Now, when I hire the writers and put the writers' room together, I know where their muscles need to be."

The muscles that writers need for film are very different from TV muscles. Now, when I hire the writers and put the writers' room together, I know where their muscles need to be.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "One of the reasons I really love low budget filmmaking is you don't have to think about that as much. You can have more fun and be more playful and be freer creatively."

One of the reasons I really love low budget filmmaking is you don't have to think about that as much. You can have more fun and be more playful and be freer creatively.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "You don't have your film finished when you have your director's cut finished. It's just a bunch of green screen."

You don't have your film finished when you have your director's cut finished. It's just a bunch of green screen.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I've been asked to direct pilots for a lot of shows."

I've been asked to direct pilots for a lot of shows.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "I always thought I was going to be the film guy until I died."

I always thought I was going to be the film guy until I died.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "My philosophy is to make movies with the biggest possible budget that will allow it to be made in an independent fashion."

My philosophy is to make movies with the biggest possible budget that will allow it to be made in an independent fashion.



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "Filmmakers have to find the right materials to match their [voice]."

Filmmakers have to find the right materials to match their [voice].



M. Night Shyamalan Quotes: "If I'm hesitant at all about an idea, then that's not the right idea."

If I'm hesitant at all about an idea, then that's not the right idea.