"If you've got a piece and you can feel the person who's going to direct it is really made for it, if it's really special for them, then it's going to be a better-than-usual experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Edward Norton on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Edward Norton on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Edward Norton on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Edward Norton on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Edward Norton on Mark Twain
"I grew up on the golden age of children's TV."
"The best films of any kind, narrative or documentary, provoke questions."
"Just because you've made a couple movies, you've done some good movies, you've been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it, I can think they're wrong, but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film."
"I'm not particularly precious about the theatrical experience any more."
"A lot of why I do something is just the novelty of the experience."