"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Robert Rodriguez on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Robert Rodriguez on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Robert Rodriguez on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Robert Rodriguez on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Robert Rodriguez on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."