"I have two different categories of favorite films. One is the emotional favorites, which means these are generally films that I saw when I was a kid anything you see in your formative years is more powerful, because it really stays with you forever. The second category is films that I saw while I was learning the craft of motion pictures."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."John Carpenter on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."John Carpenter on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."John Carpenter on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."John Carpenter on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."John Carpenter on Earl Nightingale
"When somebody who makes movies for a living - either as an actor, writer, producer or director - lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film - a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It is very hard and very destructive. But we do it because we love it."
"When I was a kid, I loved 'The Curse of Frankenstein,' 'The Creeping Unknown,' 'X: The Unknown.' I love 'Forbidden Planet,' 'The Thing from Another World.' They were science fiction/horror movies, generally."