"Film in the 20th century, it's the American art form, like jazz."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Martin Scorsese on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Martin Scorsese on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Martin Scorsese on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Martin Scorsese on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Martin Scorsese on Oscar Wilde
"Being a father at a later age is different from when I had my other two daughters when I was in my 20s and 30s. If you're in your 60s and you're with the kid every day, you're dealing with the mind of a child, so it opens up that childishness in you again."
"I don't like being in houses alone."
"Our world is so glutted with useless information, images, useless images, sounds, all this sort of thing. It's a cacophony, it's like a madness I think that's been happening in the past twenty-five years. And I think anything that can help a person sit in a room alone and not worry about it is good."
"It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily."
"As you grow older, you change."