"The writing is really hard. You're alone. It really pulls it out of you. You pull it out of your head. But when you're a director, you're shopping - you're picking this actor, you're picking this scene. It's like the most intense kinetic high-speed shopping of all time. You sit in a chair and it will all come rushing at you like a wind tunnel."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Tony Gilroy on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Tony Gilroy on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Tony Gilroy on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Tony Gilroy on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Tony Gilroy on Marilyn Monroe
"I like movies that pop, that have a little bit of candy on, that freedom to have a little bit of extra fun, but are rooted in real behaviour. Rooted in cause and effect, never violating reality."
"Everyone I know who used to be in the intelligence community is moving into the corporate world."