"I didn't go to film school so my learning was done out in public and showed up on the screen."
"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."Jonathan Demme on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Jonathan Demme on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Jonathan Demme on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Jonathan Demme 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."Jonathan Demme on Earl Nightingale
"I had very strong feelings, so the chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high. It's a really amazing thing to be able to do."