"The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Joel Coen on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Joel Coen on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Joel Coen on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Joel Coen on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Joel Coen on Frank Lloyd Wright
"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."
"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."