"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Francis Ford Coppola on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Francis Ford Coppola on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Francis Ford Coppola on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Francis Ford Coppola on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Francis Ford Coppola on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."