"I've made movies that cost less than one car chase."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Sam Mendes on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Sam Mendes on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Sam Mendes on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Sam Mendes on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Sam Mendes on Steven Wright
"I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies."
"The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day."
"I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly."
"I wanted to keep exploring... I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film."
"The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words."