"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."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Joel Coen on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Joel Coen on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Joel Coen on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Joel Coen on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Joel Coen on Steven Wright
"The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story."
"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."