"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."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Robert Rodriguez on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Robert Rodriguez on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Robert Rodriguez on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Robert Rodriguez on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Robert Rodriguez on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"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."
"The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds."