"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Joel Coen on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Joel Coen on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Joel Coen on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Joel Coen on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Joel Coen on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"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."