"In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie, which is unfair. We didn't have the rights to the movie. I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would have been legal infringement."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Jan de Bont on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Jan de Bont on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Jan de Bont on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Jan de Bont on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Jan de Bont on Plato
"One of the most amazing locations I've ever been is the top of the volcano in Tanzania, Africa. It's an actual volcano where you really have this lava every day."
"Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe mankind started is quite amazing."
"I think there are a lot more relationship scenes in my movies that people tend to overlook. A lot of scenes really feel real and are about the characters."