"When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Sydney Pollack on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Sydney Pollack on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Sydney Pollack on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Sydney Pollack on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Sydney Pollack on Walt Disney
"I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way."
"I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon."
"I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business."
"The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure."
"Every single art form is involved in film, in a way."