"In editing, it's amazing how you choose the in and out points. What you cut on is everything for creating tension. It's amazing how expanding a shot by five seconds can just ruin the tension."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Sean Durkin on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Sean Durkin on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Sean Durkin on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Sean Durkin on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Sean Durkin on Conan O'Brien
"I remember being at school during morning meeting and looking around at everybody, 350 kids, saying a prayer. We're all very young and no one knows what it means, and I remember feeling strange that people were just repeating words that they didn't understand. I refused to participate. For some reason I always rejected it, but respectfully."
"What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it's like a coach-player relationship."
"I would like to do a sports movie."
"Sports teams, people who follow sports teams, religion, churches, work - any company, I find that people just generally have a need to belong to something larger than themselves."
"Well, first of all, making films is a collaborative process. You need people. You need people you trust and love and who are your friends. People you can work with."