"I've seen many, many movies over the years, and there are only a few that suddenly inspire you so much that you want to continue to make films."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Martin Scorsese on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Martin Scorsese on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Martin Scorsese on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Martin Scorsese on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Martin Scorsese on Walt Disney
"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."
"Film in the 20th century, it's the American art form, like jazz."
"It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily."