James Cameron Quotes (48 Quotes)


    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.

    The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer.

    We're so scared of piracy right now that we're ready to pimp out our mothers. This whole day-and-date DVD release nonsense Here's an answer (Digital cinema is) one of the strongest reasons I've been pushing 3-D for the past few years because it offers a powerful experience which you can only have in the movie theater.

    Noting that his blockbuster Terminator 2 already has come out on DVD in four different incarnations, including an ultimate edition, ... Our intention here was to jump through all those intermediate iterations and get right to the ultimate version and tell people, point blank, this is it. This is the ultimate disc.

    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.


    The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.

    What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death?

    Clearly their business was not highly impacted by it,

    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.

    Along with her own success, Hamilton has also been dealing with something else of late -- the breakup of her marriage to Titanic ... There's no contact between us at all, and I'm extremely well and happy with my life. I am not destroyed. Actually, I was delivered by God when he left.

    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.

    The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern.

    Bill has come down to Hollywood to make this announcement, and that is a first,

    We've been discussing already an 'Aliens' attraction and there's a discussion of a 'Titanic' attraction, what I call the 'Titanic' restaurant-slash-near-death experience.

    Otherwise we will have a situation like what happened with the peer-to-peer problems in the music industry, and there will be a loss in revenue in the film industry, and then we won't be able to create the magic that we have in the past.

    My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist. My father was an electrical engineer.

    Northrop Grumman Technical Services is honored to be selected by the Department of Energy for this significant responsibility. This contract demonstrates our commitment to this market segment and the rationale for the creation of Northrop Grumman Technical Services.

    There is a hugely underserved population out there... those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest.


    I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.

    Thanks to the support of investors and corporations over the last five years, CDP has generated the leading database of investment- relevant information regarding climate change. We are proud to be able to help investors and corporations make informed decisions on the subject.

    I think this is likely to get bigger than the interest rate swaps market within 10 to 15 years, particularly once America joins in.

    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 mean, you have to be able - you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can't do it by yourself.

    It was good training to think spatially and to think in terms of story boarding and so on. So I was already a filmmaker but I hadn't realized it yet.

    Getting the audience to cry for the Terminator at the end of T2, for me that was the whole purpose of making that film. If you can get the audience to feel emotion for a character that in the previous film you despised utterly and were terrified by, then that's a cinematic arc.

    You don't rest well as long as you're seeking vengeance. I feel sad justice wasn't done, but it's time to move on and sleep well.

    I'm not going to make movies for people to watch on their mobile phones. To me, I'd rather go back to doing some more deep-ocean expeditions. I don't want that grand, visionary, transporting movie experience made for the big screen to become a thing of the past.

    If you wait until the right time to have a child you'll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it's bad.

    I lived in a small town. It was 2,000 people in Canada. A little river that went through it and we swam in the - you know, there was a lot of water around. Niagara Falls was about four or five miles away.

    It'll be all of our efforts together. It won't won't ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it's going to be the sum total of the group.

    Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.

    We're in a fight for survival here. Maybe we just need to fight back harder, come out blazing, not wither away and die. D-cinema can do it, for a number of reasons, but because d-cinema is an enabling technology for 3-D. Digital 3-D is a revolutionary form of showmanship that is within our grasp. It can get people off their butts and away from their portable devices and get people back in the theaters where they belong.

    Targets and timetables do matter. But there is a dispirited feeling that the U.S. just rejects multilateral target-setting for the time being.

    I felt it was kind of a snub, not of the film per se, but of all the other people who did care and had sweated blood for the movie.

    After I told them that was not acceptable, they went right ahead and did it.

    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.

    I watched a couple of really bad directors work, and I saw how they completely botched it up and missed the visual opportunities of the scene when we had put things in front of them as opportunities. Set pieces, props and so on.

    It just shows a total disregard and disrespect for wild animals.

    I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.

    I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.

    I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things.

    Wall Street is waking up to climate change risks and opportunities. Considerably more of the world's largest corporations are getting a handle on what climate change means for their business and what they need to do to capture opportunities and mitigate risks. This all points to a continued elevation of climate change as a critical shareholder value issue for investors.

    It's about human imagination and curiosity. What's out there What's in the great beyond What exists at levels we can't see with our five senses

    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.

    You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything.

    I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.

    I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.


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