"I was never sloppy with other people's money. Only my own. Because I figure, well, you can be."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Francis Ford Coppola on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Francis Ford Coppola on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Francis Ford Coppola on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Francis Ford Coppola on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Francis Ford Coppola on Mark Twain
"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."