"I've had to deal, a lot, with my own sense of intimidation at meeting famous people - especially actors, but really any famous people."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Charlie Kaufman on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Charlie Kaufman on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Charlie Kaufman on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Charlie Kaufman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Charlie Kaufman on Ambrose Bierce
"There's no way to approach anything in an objective way. We're completely subjective our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world."
"If you create something that is asking for people to respond as they're going to respond, you have to allow them to respond as they're going to respond. Some of the people are going to be uninterested and some people are going to be mad for some reason, which is their business. That's just the way the world is."
"I think generally I'm kind of interested in subjective experience, what goes on inside someone's head, that being all they really know of the world."
"Directing is a more pragmatic experience, where you have to deal with the restrictions of time and money that force you to make certain decisions you don't have to make when you're writing."
"When I'm writing, I'm trying to immerse myself in the chaos of an emotional experience, rather than separate myself from it and look back at it from a distance with clarity and tell it as a story. Because that's how life is lived, you know?"