"The bottom line is, I tend to be going back to older and older music."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Martin Scorsese on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Martin Scorsese on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Martin Scorsese on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Martin Scorsese on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Martin Scorsese on Ray Charles
"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."