"You make a movie for 9k for the freedom it allows you."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Edward Burns on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Edward Burns on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Edward Burns on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Edward Burns on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Edward Burns on Mahatma Gandhi
"So you got the cool New Yorkers, and then there are the less-than-cool New Yorkers."
"I mean the cool thing about the movies is that you get to try on these different personalities and different styles."
"Well, for one thing, you know my dad was a cop."
"I spent four months in Prague in these blue rooms reacting to nothing and you basically place your faith in the hands of the director and the special effects co-coordinator and you keep your fingers crossed and hope that the creatures look really scary."
"Newlyweds shooting budget: 5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food and drink. 9k in the can. We only shot 12 days. That's how to make an independent film."