"I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Francis Ford Coppola on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Francis Ford Coppola on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Francis Ford Coppola on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Francis Ford Coppola on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Francis Ford Coppola on Oscar Wilde
"It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again."
"Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature."
"I'm no longer dependent on the movie business to make a living. So if I want to make movies as other old guys would play golf, I can."
"I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button."
"They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family."