"Usually I design the lighting and when I have the physical set there, I'm not good at going out loosely and saying, 'Do you what you want, give it to the editor, and he'll figure it out.' I physically then walk on with the actors and I say, 'Let's walk until you guys feel the space works for you, and tell me when all that happens.'"
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Tarsem Singh on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Tarsem Singh on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Tarsem Singh on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Tarsem Singh on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Tarsem Singh on Erma Bombeck
"I've been an atheist since I was nine years old. And my mom is really religious, so we have a strange relationship. But if my mother was right, what would be the reason that the gods could let anything bad happen in the world?"