"There are two kinds of power you have to fight. The first is the money, and that's just our system. The other is the people close around you, knowing when to accept their criticism, knowing when to say no."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Martin Scorsese on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Martin Scorsese on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Martin Scorsese on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Martin Scorsese on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Martin Scorsese on Booker T. Washington
"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."