"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."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Sean Durkin on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Sean Durkin on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Sean Durkin on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Sean Durkin on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Sean Durkin on Golda Meir
"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."
"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."