"I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying he wanted me to make up dialogue."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Francis Ford Coppola on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Francis Ford Coppola on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Francis Ford Coppola on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Francis Ford Coppola on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Francis Ford Coppola on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing."
"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."