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Film Quality Quotes


"Quality questions create a quality life." - Tony Robbins

"Quality requires your Presence." - Eckhart Tolle

"You know, I always do my best, no matter the quality of the film," - Herbert Lom

"A film that is bleached tends to have a more realistic quality." - Lasse Hallstrom

"You know, I always do my best, no matter the quality of the film." - Herbert Lom

"Quality brands never go bankrupt." - Richard Branson

"Quality starts in the boardroom." - W Edwards Deming

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Steve Ross

"Quality is always in style." - Robert Genn

"If the overall quality of your film depends on what you shot it on, you aren't ready to make a film." - Barry Green

"The only difference between working on a huge-budget film and a lesser-budget film, is the quality of lunch and dinner." - Ving Rhames

"I don't care about the quality of the film as a whole, but I loved 'Salt.' I loved it!" - Danai Gurira

"I'm bringing what I've always wanted: film quality work on television. That's the way it should be." - Maggie Q

"The quality of mercy is not strained" - William Shakespeare

"The supreme quality of leadership is integrity." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge." - Ambrose Bierce

"Speed, quality, price. Pick any two." - James M. Wallace

"The quality of your play never counts as much as the quality of your effort." - Bud Wilkinson

"The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action." - Jean-Baptiste Andre Godin

"The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your personal character." - Grenville Kleiser

"The quality of your life ultimately is shaped by the quality of your choices and decisions." - Robin S. Sharma

"Where you find quality, you will find a craftsman, not a quality-control expert." - Robert Brault

"I bristle a little when the argument for film gets put into the nostalgia ghetto. Film is still the highest quality and best-looking image capture medium available. I don't think it always will be. The digital image will get better, and it will eventually surpass the quality of the film image, but it isn't there yet." - Rian Johnson

"There are things that you could do with film that you could never do with HD. There's a warmth and an organic quality - almost a handmade quality - that goes into film. Film will always have a bit more of a humanistic feeling to it." - Samuel Bayer

"I'm drawn more to quality, and so if the quality is in television, I go in that direction. If it's in film, I go in that direction. But I don't limit myself or discriminate against any of the mediums." - Freddy Rodriguez

"I would be really excellent in a horror film because I have a great scream. I'd be really good in a comedy too. I'm top, top, top quality." - Serena Williams

"I think that in some cases, I've made films that have a sentimental quality, at least as part of the film." - Gus Van Sant

"Film acting is one of the only industries where you're criticized for working hard. In any other industry, it's considered a quality and something to behold." - Nicolas Cage

"I love the quality, feel and history of film. I love the pictures of the giant cameras and the way it was." - David Lynch

"It will be difficult if people can't get past their prejudices; I don't mean Black and White; I mean people automatically assume because a film has a predominantly Black cast, that it is a particular quality of film." - Romany Malco

"I want to do more independent film. I'm blessed to be working on really quality episodic television, which to me actually feels like a sort of 13-hour film." - Maggie Siff

"I'm actually a huge fan of digital as well. I appreciate how that technology opens the doors for filmmakers who never had access to that level of quality before. However, I do think film itself sets the standard for quality. You can talk about range, light, sensitive, resolution - there's something about film that is undeniably beautiful, undeniably organic and natural and real." - J J Abrams

"In Hollywood, story content of movies follows a hierarchy of power, not the relative quality of various ideas. Hollywood does not lack for quality writing. It's just that quality writing commonly has to be sacrificed in order to propel a film into production. A studio needs a star and a director to make a film, so those are the folk who'll define the content. If they don't have the same creative sensibilities, then the content will change." - Terry Rossio

"What we hear is the quality of our listening." - Robert Fripp

"The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." - Bernard Malamud

"Charm is that extra quality that defies description." - Alfred Lunt

"Your habits will determine your quality of life." - Denis Waitley

"The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality." - George Bernard Shaw

"The quality of our attention determines our experience." - Deepak Chopra

"Consistency is the quality of a stagnant mind." - John French Sloan

"Data quality is corporate America's dirty little secret." - Paul Gillin

"When you read the Bible, read for quality not quantity." - Adrian Rogers

"So much for Obama's promise of 'quality, affordable health care.'" - Deroy Murdock

"Come give us a taste of your quality." - William Shakespeare

"Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising." - Milton S. Hershey

"It is quality rather than quantity that matters." - Seneca the Younger

"It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters." - Seneca the Younger

"Truly, spiritual courage is on the endangered character-quality list." - Bill Hybels

"Quality is first engineered; only then it is inspected" - J. R. D. Tata

"Consistency is the quality of a stagnant mind." - John Sloan

"The first quality that is needed is audacity." - Winston Churchill

"Quality is not an act, it is a habit." - Aristotle

"Quality survives." - Leonard Maltin

"Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans." - George Holland

"Evil in the Third Reich had lost the quality by which most people recognize it-the quality of temptation." - Hannah

"There is something that might be called cinematic beauty. It can only be expressed in a film, and it must be present for that film to be a moving work. When it is very well expressed, one experiences a particularly deep emotion while watching that film. I believe that it is this quality that draws people to come and see a film, and that it is the hope of attaining this quality that inspires the filmmaker to make his film in the first place." - Akira Kurosawa

"The quality and success of Disney was actually bad for us animators because everyone on the planet thought that animation was only for kids and only in a certain domain. The big film festivals never thought much about animated films." - Michel Ocelot

"I think as long as the standard of quality, the story-telling, film-making, acting etc. etc. remains consistent, then you've got a good change of making a decent anthology." - Neil Marshall

"The Song is a gritty, realistic, and powerful film. The acting and production quality are excellent, and the story is captivating. Although not for children, the story is a good reminder to adults of what really matters!" - Alex Kendrick

"I recently rewatched Stand By Me and was like, "Wow, this is so powerful because these young men are so vulnerable and so emotional, and love each other." That's a rare quality for a film." - Ellen Page

"Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film." - Michael Apted

"I think ultimately audience members like to see someone controlling the quality of a film. A lot of films you see are made by committees and studios and producers." - John Carney

"People say, 'Oh, you're famous now, so you must go to L.A.' - I don't live in L.A. now - but it's like, why wouldn't you? The weather is amazing, the film industry's there, it's a great quality of life." - Nick Frost

"I only shoot on film. I like the quality, the grain and the imperfections. It offers me something much more rewarding than any digital camera can give me. I believe the extra expense is worth it." - Guy Berryman

"Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism." - Wim Wenders

"Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are the people I look up to. They are quality film-makers making interesting, controversial, ground-breaking movies with very little eye on the marketplace." - Eric Fellner

"I don't particularly enjoy watching films in 3D because I think that a well-shot and well-projected film has a very three-dimensional quality to it, so I'm somewhat sceptical of the technology." - Christopher Nolan

"There's a lot of great stuff on television and that's very appealing to actors who want to work, who do good quality and high quality work. But you're always concerned that the time demands on television will interrupt or interfere with your film work." - Wesley Snipes

"I was opposed to doing TV for a long time because I thought the quality of writing wasn't very strong, as opposed to film, but there's been a shift in term of the quality of scripts. HBO has attracted a tremendous amount of great writing talent." - Peter Dinklage

"There are a lot of companies - not just Sony and Kodak - that have spent a lot of money trying to make the quality of the digital images comparable with film. But when you're sending these things over the Internet, they don't have to be high quality." - Clayton M Christensen

"Our human landscape is overburdened with competitions and contests. Art need not be a contest. Art is a personal quest for quality. Quality is the forerunner of acceptance. Character is the forerunner of quality. Be your own discriminating connoisseur." - Robert Genn

"Although not of the quality of my later work, I feel there is some quality to it [my early work] in an art sense, and probably some additional quality in a biographical sense." - E. J. Hughes

"You cannot do everything you want with the 3D camera, it's too big, and the digital quality of those cameras is a little bit limiting. With film, you have a lot more subtly, like with highlights and color. In terms of sharpness they (both formats) are very close; but in terms of nuance, of color and contrast, film is far superior." - Michel Gondry

"An Ingmar Bergman film would probably owe a sizeable bulk of its import and its direction and its quality to the directorial end and to the director because it's uniquely a Bergman film. But that again is not the general - no, that's much more the exception than the rule." - Rod Serling

"The film studios learned to our dismay but to their pleasure that if they spent $200 million making a film they could make half a billion on it. So they were not interested anymore in quality films.... They can't afford to be that risky at those prices. Consequently you're getting a lot of remakes, sequels, dopey comedies full of toilet jokes." - Woody Allen

"I became passionate about nature filmmaking when I graduated from UCLA, and one of the things I always wanted to do was shoot really high quality film, so I got into time-lapse photography - so that means when you shoot a flower, you're shooting, like, one frame every twenty minutes, so that's basically two seconds of a film per day." - Louie Schwartzberg

"I became passionate about nature filmmaking when I graduated from UCLA, and one of the things I always wanted to do was shoot really high quality film, so I got into time-lapse photography - so that means when you shoot a flower, you're shooting, like, one frame every twenty minutes, so that's basically two seconds of a film per day." - Louis Schwartzberg

"I hope we're all kind of influencing each other now to keep the quality up on those things. They seem to be getting better and better and better as there's not only sort of a film geek audience, there's also a general interest in the overall film consuming population." - Jay Roach

"Every film by Will Smith, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Don Cheadle will have great acting and carry good messages in the film. The films starring those actors are the films I tell young people to watch for good acting and to view for quality movies." - Brian J White

"The quality of your practice is ultimately measured by its effect on the quality of your life. In other words, mastery in yoga is mastery of life." - Rod Stryker

"One law of energy is this: energy of a certain quality or vibration tends to attract energy of a similar quality and vibration." - Shakti Gawain

"What we get from each moment depends on the attention we give it, and the quality of our experience reflects the quality of our awareness." - Roger N. Walsh

"You need to surround yourself with quality human beings that are intelligent and have a vision." - Vince Mcmahon

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other." - Brian Tracy

"Strong line quality, composition and form are more crucial although even this is loosely done." - Frank Bruno

"Humility counts for much, but it may be that vanity does not dispossess that admirable quality." - Walter J. Phillips

"Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word." - Brian Tracy

"Sadness is not necessarily something bad. Don't judge it as a bad or negative quality." - Rajneesh

"The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence." - George S Patton

"The soul gives us resilience - an essential quality since we constantly have to rebound from hardship." - Wynton Marsalis

"The quality of a marriage is proven by its ability to tolerate an occasional "exception." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Money spent on good-quality gear is always money well spent" - Tahir Shah

"Outrageous generosity is a character quality of people who win with money." - Dave Ramsey

"A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A common quality I see of people who are successful is that they are voracious readers." - Matt Mullenweg

"Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive." - George Bernard Shaw

"Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles." - Steve Jobs

"I think it's unethical to take money for poor quality performance." - Alvin Burger

"It is the constant fault and inseparable ill quality of ambition never to look behind it." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Envy is blind, and has no other quality but that of detracting from virtue." - Livy

"Beauty is a quality of the heart. It is more than skin deep." - Anonymous

"What really pleases the Spiritual Master is our intent and the quality of our character." - Radhanath Swami

"Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue" - Livy

"I possess every good quality, but the one that distinguishes me above all is modesty." - Charles Richet

"We ought to regard amiability as the quality of woman, dignity that of man." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Striving for excellence is a positive quality. Striving for perfection is self-defeating." - Melody Beattie

"Prudence is a quality incompatible with vice, and can never be effectively enlisted in its cause." - Edmund Burke

"Then the song of a whitethroat, pure and ethereal, with the dreamy quality of remembered joy." - Rachel Carson

"Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience" - J. R. D. Tata

"You cannot increase the length of a day but you can improve the quality of it." - Ryuho Okawa

"If light is the spiritual quality of painting, color is surely its heart and passion." - Robert Reynolds

"Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility, it becomes rashness, or obstinacy." - Aaron Swartz

"The value and quality of any love is determined solely by the lover himself." - Carson Mccullers

"True courage, in the face of almost certain death, is the rarest quality on earth." - Christopher Pike

"A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs." - Proverbs

"I hold ambition of so light a quality that is is but a shadow's shadow." - William Shakespeare

"That irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand." - Willa Cather

"You don't tell the quality of a master by the size of his crowds." - Richard Bach

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs

"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others." - Aristotle

"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way." - Aristotle

"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life." - Robert Fulghum

"And good neighbors make a huge difference in the quality of life. I agree." - Robert Fulghum

"Quality is everyone's responsibility." - W Edwards Deming

"Conceptual art' is an oxymoron. Concepts are articulations of fact or supposition, not attributes of quality." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Quality is the Buddha." - Robert M Pirsig

"It's quantity, not quality." - Dean Ween

"Whenever you respect and admire a spiritual quality, it starts to grow in yourself." - Frederick Lenz

"When you love, you should always watch the quality of your love." - Frederick Lenz

"Leica are known for their still camera lenses and in the last year and a half have come out with a series of film lenses and they are brilliant. The best thing about them, apart from their quality, which is uniform, is that each one is the same size, pretty much the same weight... So in terms of fitting into the rig, everything is almost purpose built for that and the quality is beautiful, really beautiful." - Michael Seresin

"I loved making The Imitation Game and it's really gratifying to hear the audience's response to the character that I play. It was just a little thing that I did because I really liked the film and I liked Benedict [Cumberbatch] and I loved Morten's [director Morten Tyldum] previous film, Headhunters. For me, it was something I did thinking, "Wow, this is a lovely quality piece of work."" - Mark Strong

"I think a very good movie director makes films to entertain people, but not to be considered like they were Cervantes, you know? One of the biggest problems now, with all the festivals and everything, is a confusion between the quality and the beauty and the highness of things. A film is a film. It's something to entertain you a couple hours. Not to be considered as if it were Shakespeare." - Jesus Franco

"Peter Kubelka is the perfectionist of the film medium; and, as I honor that quality above all others at this time finding such a lack of it now elsewhere, I would simply like to say: Peter Kubelka is the world's greatest filmmaker - which is to say, simply: see his films! all means/above all else...etcetera." - Stan Brakhage

"Well, the whole trick to doing an independent film, is to keep great pace and momentum. You're shooting maybe three times as many scenes in one day that you would on a big, luxurious budget on a luxurious schedule, and you try not to sacrifice quality for that. Things are just compressed, but essentially the same." - Kevin Kline

"I'm interested not just in projects that I'll be starring in, but producing film and TV that's really quality and great for adults and when I say 'great for adults,' it doesn't mean without humor, because I'm also interested in doing comedy." - Lance Reddick

"I love the new technology in terms of giving access to doing more independent work. When I first started out, any film had to rent from Panavision and the expenses were humongous. Now, given the advances in technology, you can put out extraordinary quality filmmaking at nothing like the price it used to be." - Kathleen Turner

"The great thing about what we do at DTS, all the studios, but especially DTS, because we're talking about our film, is we swing for the fences. So that being said, we're out to tell the very best story we can with the highest quality that we're able to do." - Klay Hall

"Most big concerts sound disgusting and awful and insultingly bad. It's like going to the cinema and been shown a scratchy film which is upsidedown and the bulb had gone on the projector. The quality of large-scale live music is so shocking." - Brian Eno

"I want to be involved in things I can be really proud of. There's a lot of bad films being made and I don't understand how they got the money for it. That said, there's a lot of bad telly, but there's also a lot of very high quality that is something I'd be much more proud of than a mediocre film." - Aisling Loftus

"Speed is not an indicator of quality in terms of fiction. That's true of one's relative slowness or swiftness - taking 10 years to write a book or taking 10 days to write a book (or a comic or a film or an angry postcard) guarantees nothing in terms of how good or how bad that story is." - Chuck Wendig

"What I like about being an actress is that it keeps you feminine. Being a director and producer makes you manly and very masculine and I don't like that quality in a woman. But I'll do it when the film is very close to me." - Bai Ling

"I photographed with film for many years; now that I work in digital, the difference is enormous. The quality is unbelievable: I don't use flash, and with digital I can even work in very bad light. Also, it's a relief not to lose photographs to x-ray machines in airports." - Sebastiao Salgado

"The only advantage of the CD is that you have a booklet that can tell a bit of a story, but the little covers are just boring. I love vinyl, and I have loads of it. It's the same thing as digital photography versus film photography. It's a quality thing." - Anton Corbijn

"I've never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there's just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have." - Stephen Fry

"Neither camera, nor lens, nor film determine the quality of pictures; it is the visual perception of the man behind the mechanism which brings them to life. Art contains the allied ideas of making and begetting, of being master of one's craft and able to create. Without these properties no art exists and no photographic art can come into being" - Helmut Gernsheim

"I'm interested not just in projects that I'll be starring in, but producing film and TV that's really quality and great for adults; and when I say 'great for adults,' it doesn't mean without humor, because I'm also interested in doing comedy." - Lance Reddick

"One of the things I don't like about film is its incredible immersive quality. It's kind of bullying - it's very big, it's very flashy, it's got a lot of weight and it throws it around almost to the detriment of the rest of our culture." - Alan Moore

"But, in each case, as a filmmaker who's been given sizable budgets with which to work, I feel a responsibility to the audience to be shooting with the absolute highest quality technology that I can and make the film in a way that I want." - Christopher Nolan



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