"The best films of any kind, narrative or documentary, provoke questions."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Edward Norton on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Edward Norton on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Edward Norton on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Edward Norton on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Edward Norton on Dalai Lama
"I grew up on the golden age of children's TV."
"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."
"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."
"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."