"The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Kathryn Bigelow on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Kathryn Bigelow on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Kathryn Bigelow on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Kathryn Bigelow on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Kathryn Bigelow on Thomas Jefferson
"If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies."
"Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before."
"My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cartoonist, but he never achieved it, and it kind of broke my heart. I think part of my interest in art had to do with his yearning for something he could never have."
"When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A. and I guess it was part of my experience."
"On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously."