"When I was 14, I felt very rundown I had a home to go to, but I felt like I was 60 or something, older than I feel now. And I don't know if it's something that happens at 14, or whether it was adolescence or whether I was gay, or closeted gay, or whatever it was, I felt that."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Gus Van Sant on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Gus Van Sant on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Gus Van Sant on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Gus Van Sant on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Gus Van Sant on Robert Frost
"If you don't have the story and the unfolding of the trajectory of the saga, it's like getting in a car and not having any gas."
"Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly. Maybe I'm drawn to it as a story element."
"Death Valley is really wide-open - it's bigger than Rhode Island - and it's less a part of California than an ungoverned territory, so there's lots of weird cops-and-robbers stuff going on."
"Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly."
"With 'Good Will Hunting,' Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn't expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way."