"People feel the worst film I made was Jack. But to this day when I get checks from old movies Ive made Jack is one of the biggest ones. No one knows that. If people hate the movie they hate the movie. I just wanted to work with Robin Williams."
"Steven Spielberg is unique. I feel that the kinds of movies he loves are the same kinds of movies that the big mass audience loves. Hes very fortunate because he can do the things he naturally likes the best and hes been very successful."
"Its ironic that at age 32 at probably the greatest moment of my career with The Godfather having such an enormous success I wasnt even aware of it because I was somewhere else under the deadline again."
"When I was going for my graduate degree I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. Thats what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film which was Youre a Big Boy Now."
"I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button."
"I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didnt speak any Russian. He didnt care whether I could understand what they were saying he wanted me to make up dialogue."
"Ive been offered lots of movies. Theres always some actor whos doing a project and would like to have me do it. But you look at the project and think Gee there are a lot of good directors who could do that. Id like to do something only I can do."