"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."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Roman Coppola on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Roman Coppola on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Roman Coppola on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Roman Coppola on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Roman Coppola on Saint Augustine
"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."
"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."
"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."