"I think a lot of people do big movies not because they are talented artists but because they can function in the circumstances."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Ang Lee on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Ang Lee on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Ang Lee on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Ang Lee on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Ang Lee on Walt Disney
"Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It's the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again."
"Economically, it's more expensive to make movies. I hope digital movies change that."
"I'm just a pretty regular dad."
"Summer blockbusters are very expensive to make. They have things that have to be expensive, such as 600 effects shots or CG characters that have to go a certain way, or a film design that is different but expensive."
"I think each movie-making process is a very exhausting and satisfying and fulfilling experience for me."