"Miami Beach - that's where I grew up, in a middle-class Jewish family led by my maternal grandfather. Me, my great-grandmother - a Holocaust survivor, who was my roommate - my grandparents, my mom and her brother all shared a four-bedroom house."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Brett Ratner on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Brett Ratner on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Brett Ratner on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Brett Ratner on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Brett Ratner on Pablo Picasso
"When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong."
"My mom had me when she was 16, and I was an only child, which is probably why I received a lot of love and didn't miss that my father wasn't around."
"In this day and age, you need a lot of patience if you are in the movie business."
"I fear God and respect God and love God."