"There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Mark Rydell on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Mark Rydell on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Mark Rydell on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Mark Rydell on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Mark Rydell on John F. Kennedy
"It's very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it's oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance."
"It's sad - it's sad for us old enough to remember when directors ruled, and films were substantially better than they are today. But it's hard to argue with those kinds of grosses."