"Sports teams, people who follow sports teams, religion, churches, work - any company, I find that people just generally have a need to belong to something larger than themselves."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Sean Durkin on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Sean Durkin on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Sean Durkin on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Sean Durkin on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Sean Durkin on Henry David Thoreau
"In editing, it's amazing how you choose the in and out points. What you cut on is everything for creating tension. It's amazing how expanding a shot by five seconds can just ruin the tension."
"I remember being at school during morning meeting and looking around at everybody, 350 kids, saying a prayer. We're all very young and no one knows what it means, and I remember feeling strange that people were just repeating words that they didn't understand. I refused to participate. For some reason I always rejected it, but respectfully."
"What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it's like a coach-player relationship."
"I would like to do a sports movie."
"Well, first of all, making films is a collaborative process. You need people. You need people you trust and love and who are your friends. People you can work with."
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