Martin Scorsese Quotes
They Said It
"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talking... you talking to me?"18
"I am the movies I've made."19
"When I'm making a film, I'm the audience."20
"I'm obsessed with this city. I just find it so remarkable. You really treasure this city when you go to different countries and you see that there is no mix. When you get back to the city, it's such an exciting place. New Yorkers, we walk in the street, we talk to ourselves. But the issue is the energy, the excitement, and the different ethnic groups all mixed together. We're spoiled being here."21
"The villain is always more interesting. I may like the hero, like in 'Shane,' which I saw when I was 11, but the villains were more interesting in terms of the choices they have to make in terms of action, conflict, drama."22
"Marty is like a priest. And he's become more priest-like as he gets older. He talks about cinema as if it were a religion."23
Tommy DeVito: What do you mean I'm funny? Henry Hill: It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're a funny guy. Tommy DeVito: What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What? Henry Hill: It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and everything. Tommy DeVito: Funny how? What's funny about it? Anthony Stabile: Tommy no, You got it all wrong. Tommy DeVito: Oh, oh, Anthony. He's a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how? Henry Hill: Jus... Tommy DeVito: What? Henry Hill: Just... ya know... you're funny. Tommy DeVito: You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?
"You gotta have two things to win. You gotta have brains and you gotta have balls. Now, you got too much of one and not enough of the other."