"I've been involved with violent movies, and then I've also said at a certain point, 'I can't take it anymore. Please cut it.' You know, you've got to respect the filmmaker, and it's a really tough issue."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Harvey Weinstein on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Harvey Weinstein on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Harvey Weinstein on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Harvey Weinstein on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Harvey Weinstein on Abraham Lincoln
"It's the golden age of French cinema again but it's because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law."
"I remember when I took Quentin Tarantino with me to a very private screening of the documentary 'Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,' which shows some of the legal irregularities of his case. I was involved by the film, and it was an amazing experience to see people weep at the end of it."
"There is nothing like the way people feel after they've seen 'The Intouchables.' They feel amazing. The word of mouth on this film is incredible. It's intelligent-feeling good. You're not insulted by the low-browness or stupidity of some of the humor. It's so smart and terrific."
"They keep the old business. We keep the ongoing business."
"I learned what I really love is making films, not the film business. I want to be on the set, meeting with writers, I want that freedom. I love it now."