"Everyone applauds each other's success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but it really comes down fundamentally to the process."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Robert Rodriguez on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Robert Rodriguez on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Robert Rodriguez on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Robert Rodriguez on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Robert Rodriguez on Winston Churchill
"When you go off in the world and make your life, and you come back to your home town, and you find your old high-school friends driving in the same circles, doing the same things, that's what Hollywood's like. It's a little block, little town. It doesn't really grow or change."
"I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies."
"I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such."
"You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they'll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle."
"Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance."