"I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Paul Thomas Anderson on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Paul Thomas Anderson on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Paul Thomas Anderson on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Paul Thomas Anderson on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Paul Thomas Anderson on Mahatma Gandhi
"It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called 'Rule Of The Bone.' I didn't do a very good job. I didn't really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book."
"My dad was this sort of avant-garde guy who did all kinds of weird things. He was a true original and anybody who met him never forgot him."
"I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film's abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y'know, that's great. But I hope it involves an audience."
"My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture."
"I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I'll make pretty good movies the rest of my life."