"I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Steven Spielberg on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Steven Spielberg on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Steven Spielberg on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Steven Spielberg on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Steven Spielberg on Phyllis Diller
"I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try."
"You know, I don't really do that much looking inside me when I'm working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change you change."
"I get that same queasy, nervous, thrilling feeling every time I go to work. That's never worn off since I was 12 years-old with my dad's 8-millimeter movie camera."
"My dad took me to my first movie."
"You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can't even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know."