"When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.'"
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Francis Ford Coppola on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Francis Ford Coppola on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Francis Ford Coppola on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Francis Ford Coppola on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Francis Ford Coppola on Ambrose Bierce
"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."