Darren Aronofsky Quotes

There's always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If 'Pi' didn't work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don't think I would have gotten another shot at it. If 'Requiem for a Dream' didn't work out, they would have called me a 'one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump'.

Work Quotes, Wonder Quotes

I've spent a life loving women and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to.

Life Quotes, Studying Quotes, Women Quotes

I grew up in a family with two very strong women, my mother and my older sister, and they were big influences on my life.

Life Quotes, Women Quotes, Influence Quotes

 

I grew up in a family with two very strong women, my mother and my older sister, and they were big influences on my life. I've spent a life loving women, and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to.

Life Quotes, Studying Quotes, Women Quotes, Influence Quotes

I wasn't a big fan of social anthropology. And, luckily, that created room for me to work in visual arts because I sort of ignored my requirements. I think I was attracted to social anthropology because I liked to travel and was always interested in far-off places.

Work Quotes, Luck Quotes, Travel Quotes, Art Quotes

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.

Life Quotes, Choice Quotes, Passion Quotes, Blame Quotes, Regret Quotes

Now there is so much expertise and brainpower it's hard to be at the cutting edge of what's cool and not do something that's totally geeky.

Power Quotes

I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with.

Death Quotes, Important Quotes, Character Quotes, Passion Quotes

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was.

Parents Quotes

I know some people that have gone through serious struggles. People that were close to me, and I've seen some terrible things about people who lose it. So I think that type of pain is something that's human and that, actually, can help us look at ourselves a little bit.

Help Quotes, Pain Quotes

These wrestlers aren't organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There's a lot of drama there.

Organize Quotes

I think it's my nature to try and make original content, and that's what I've done, is just try and approach things in an original way, and do things differently.

Nature Quotes

I don't make films that are easy to market, unfortunately. I think that 'Pi' was the easiest one, because we had that symbol to stick up everywhere, so that was a good gimmick, and created a good mystery, and we didn't have to do huge scale.

Mystery Quotes

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that.

Art Quotes, Music Quotes

It would be nice to make a movie that other people want to make, because every one of these movies, I basically have to find the only company in the world that's willing to make it, and it's always a big challenge. I end up spending a tremendous amount of energy and time trying to get money to make these movies and it's exhausting.

Challenge Quotes, Company Quotes, Time Quotes, Energy Quotes, Money Quotes

As filmmakers, we can show where a person's mind goes, as opposed to theater, which is more to sit back and watch it.

Mind Quotes

Animators have to live life 24 times as long as we do - every 24 frames of a second.

Life Quotes, Time Quotes

I hope that Requiem is better than Pi. I hope that Pi is better than my student films, and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older.

Hope Quotes

If you ask any person on this crew what they think of Hugh Jackman they'll admit they've never seen anything like it. I'll give him an emotional note and he'll hit it every time.

Time Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Hell Quotes

'Angel Heart' was one of my favorite films.

Heart Quotes

I'm Godless. I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking.

God Quotes

To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.

Fear Quotes

Casting ethnic characters is a very hard thing to do, but it's important. It's also interesting.

Important Quotes, Character Quotes

I think it's important as a filmmaker, as any person working in the arts, that you've got to try new stuff and challenge yourself and take chances.

Challenge Quotes, Important Quotes, Work Quotes, Art Quotes

I think video games and that stuff should be as violent as possible, but age-appropriate. It should be realistic. When it's not realistic you run into kids running around shooting people and not realizing the consequences.

Age Quotes

I only want to work with actors that really get it and make it work. I didn't want it to be a star-driven thing anymore.

Work Quotes

I spent about a year and a half doing technical post work on 'The Fountain'. Although I do like the process, I think my favorite part of filmmaking is the actors.

Work Quotes

You hear stories about directors using manipulation to get actors to do certain things, but I think when you're working with professional actors, it's all about trust. They can do anything you want, it's just a matter of them understanding what you're looking for, and the reason why.

Trust Quotes, Understanding Quotes, Work Quotes

Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused.

Great Quotes