"I've never really understood that. It's a funny thing people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow-that to me is kind of inexplicable."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Joel Coen on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Joel Coen on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Joel Coen on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Joel Coen on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Joel Coen on Elbert Hubbard
"The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story."
"We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment."
"Our mother was a very religious and observant Jew, our father less so. She was kind of driving the religious education, so for us it was more a burden and an obligation when we were kids at that age."
"It's a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers, and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize, maybe this becomes harder to do as you get older. That's sort of a cautionary thing. I hope it doesn't happen to me."
"I couldn't have been happier with the relationship we had with Disney, it couldn't have been easier."