"Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, painters have been examining for a long time."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."J. J. Abrams on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."J. J. Abrams on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."J. J. Abrams on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."J. J. Abrams on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."J. J. Abrams on Mahatma Gandhi
"We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there's almost a sense of entitlement to that."
"I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening."
"My mother is the coolest, most amazing person I know."
"I mean, my dad's a television producer, and I knew I could get a job as an assistant or a reader with one of his friends, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted to do."
"I think when you're 10 years old, it's too much to see something with the threat of death in every episode. Kids are better left naive about certain things."