"Recently, I was in Bernalda, my dad's ancestral home town in Italy. He has just refurbished a palazzo and turned it into a hotel, so we had my sister's wedding there. It was beautiful."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Roman Coppola on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Roman Coppola on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Roman Coppola on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Roman Coppola on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Roman Coppola on Friedrich Nietzsche
"When I'm in London, Claridge's is a great favourite. I'm a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary."
"That's a hobby of mine - to do whatever I can for unusual for-hire creative projects. I am waiting for someone to really challenge me - obviously I'm often approached to do film related work, but I would be very happy to design a bar or an amusement park ride. I would love to be an imagineer!"
"Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most."
"Relationship movies are often made for a female audience."
"The more you travel, the better you get at it. It sounds silly, but with experience you learn how to pack the right way. I remember one of my first trips abroad, travelling around Europe by rail, fresh out of high school. I brought all these books with me and a paint set. I really had too much stuff, so I've learnt to be more economical."