"The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds."
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."Robert Rodriguez on Henry Ford
"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."Robert Rodriguez on Benjamin Franklin
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."Robert Rodriguez on Albert Camus
"Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent."Robert Rodriguez on Jim Rohn
"Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."Robert Rodriguez on Will Rogers
"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."