Kevin Smith Quotes

I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience.

One man's frankness is another man's vulgarity.

AZRAEL: No pleasure no rapture no exquisite sin greater... than central air.

Whenever I'm not shooting I'm in the editing room with my footage. While the crew is taking 15 minutes to an hour to set up the next shot I'm behind the Avid putting the flick together.

And the podcasting - I swear to you - on its worst day the podcasts are better than our best films. Because they're more imaginative and there's no artifice and it's far more real.

In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual unavoidable death there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life.

People are bursting out of the closet rejecting their parents' wishes to keep the faith. Atheism is becoming mainstream.

I think: 'Wouldn't it be great to work with Bill Murray?' And then I'm like 'You know what just appreciate Bill Murray from afar don't find out that maybe he's not the dude you want to work with.'

I try never to worry in general. Worry is interest paid in advance on a debt that never comes due.

It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works.

And George Carlin was a guy that the more he aged the younger he seemed.

Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story whether in print orating writing it down or having people acting it out.

In my spare time I smoke acres of weed.

Don't let anybody tell you different man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.

Why take life seriously? No one gets out alive anyways.

My job is to say 'This is how I see the world. Do you agree?'

People tend to romanticize this job. So it's fun to let the air out of it.

It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself you've won.

All these people who say success changes people; well no it just magnifies what's there.

I'd see movies comedies and I loved 'Animal House' I loved all the John Hughes stuff but I never saw me and my friends totally represented.

I saw Richard Linklater's film 'Slacker' for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.

You know there's a million fine looking women in the world dude. But they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you. (As Silent Bob)

People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low.

In Hollywood you kind of fail upwards

I made a deal with myself that whenever I smoke weed I have to be doing something productive: writing recording cutting a podcast editing etc.

More often than not a heroâ??s most epic battle is the one you never see; itâ??s the battle that goes on within him or herself.

Is man indeed a walrus at heart?

I'm always cribbing from real life. I'm not a very creative filmmaker.

If you're lucky you go from being a movie fan to a movie maker.

There's a trick to being whatever you want to be in life. It starts with the simple belief that you are what or who you say you are.

I just love movies so suddenly you're political about movies and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.

There was never any down side to casting friends over professionals. It was always fun seeing folks who never performed before stretching their wings.

In this life if you don't celebrate yourself nobody will.

If you're alive kick into drive. Chase whimsies. See if you can turn dreams into a way to make a living if not an entire way of life.

You know there's a million fine looking women in the world dude but they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you.

Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat.

It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie.

You know comics and movies even if you take a comic and turn it into a movie we can't all be Joss Whedon.

I feel like if you're in Jersey you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey I feel should be a Jersey Devils fan.

With what you don't know about me I could just about fill the Grand Canyon.

Controversial' as we all know is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.

Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion or something as inane as our flicks.

For years my job was to make the movie inexpensively. And I could bring it in. What I can't control are the costs of marketing.

Generally I wake up honestly it's creepy but I wake up around 4:20.

Stoners are cute; junkies are sad.

Keep your focus on what YOU want to do - not what anyone else wants or is doing. You lose time watching others succeed.

I know you're supposed to tell kids not to do drugs but kids do it! Do weed! Don't do the other stuff but weed is good

Why do my movies make people feel so dead inside?

Indie film isn't dead it just grew up.

I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment.

Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me for some odd reason it goes deeper than that.

Sometimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading.

The first few films I made didn't look good at all and I wasn't trying to make them look good. People dig 'em because they like the content.

Everybody's got one killer story. It doesn't take talent to tell that story it just takes experience.

I'm not even supposed to be here today.

When you're an artist all you're trying to do is self-express.

It takes nothing to encourage an artist.

If there was no Internet my career would have ended in 1995.

BRODIE:Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for SEGA.

If you grow up fat you have to try harder.

Failure is success training.

In Hollywood you just fail upwards.

Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.

Don't go where the puck's been; go where it's gonna be

I liked hockey and I still like hockey.

So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop man. And that's how I suspect a lot of people do it.

I really would love to play a hannibal lector or PSYCO type character.

T-shirts and long pants make me easier to find in a crowd but also easy to disappear in a crowd because if I am wearing this and suddenly I am not it's like a Harry Potter invisibility cloak.

I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest.

I say what other people won't.

We love dirty oral on the Down Low but no going steady.

It's too expensive that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.

It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you.

I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years which is like 60 in straight-people years.

Live a "Why not?" life man. Take the shot. The shot is always worth taking.

People have been telling me I'm a failure and that I'm doing it all wrong for 20 years now. Never trust anybody when they tell you how your story goes. You know your story. You write your own story.