"If you don't have the story and the unfolding of the trajectory of the saga, it's like getting in a car and not having any gas."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Gus Van Sant on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Gus Van Sant on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Gus Van Sant on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Gus Van Sant on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Gus Van Sant on Steven Wright
"Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly. Maybe I'm drawn to it as a story element."
"Death Valley is really wide-open - it's bigger than Rhode Island - and it's less a part of California than an ungoverned territory, so there's lots of weird cops-and-robbers stuff going on."
"Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly."
"With 'Good Will Hunting,' Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn't expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way."
"I've told people who have just started to make a film that the one thing you might experience is this feeling that everybody is conspiring against you, because you're not necessarily able to tell what's real and what's not."
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