"My work requires acting at its most committed - it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn't work for narcissistic or selfish actors."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Mike Leigh on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Mike Leigh on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Mike Leigh on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Mike Leigh on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Mike Leigh on Albert Einstein
"The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across."
"My work is about life as you and I experience it. You're either lucky or you're not lucky either your relationship works or it doesn't."