"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."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."John Carpenter on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."John Carpenter on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."John Carpenter on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."John Carpenter on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."John Carpenter on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"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."