"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Francis Ford Coppola on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Francis Ford Coppola on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Francis Ford Coppola on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Francis Ford Coppola on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Francis Ford Coppola on Abraham Lincoln
"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 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."