Imtiaz Ali Quotes

The film industry has been extremely welcoming to me. It's an industry which is biased to what they think is talent. If they think you can bring value to cinema, they'll support you.

Talent Quotes

All the conscious decisions that I have taken in my life have never borne fruit. Not even come close! So, I am just very happy not planning.

Life Quotes, Decision Quotes, Planning Quotes

I feel whatever an actor does on screen is something the actor 'does,' and what the director can do is to tell, talk or instruct. So, all the credit for an actor's performance goes to the actor alone.

Performance Quotes


I enjoy looking beyond the obvious and look at the stories happening all around me - you kind of formulate things in your mind and get excited about them.

Mind Quotes

I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world.

Age Quotes, Marriage Quotes

I was complexed and awkward that I was good for nothing and was always lying. I would lie to my school friends that I was a stud in my colony and to my colony friends that I was a stud in the school cricket and football teams, though I was in no team.

Lying Quotes

I used to love Kapil Dev and, like any schoolboy, wanted to become a cricketer till I started dreaming of making movies.

Love Quotes

I was called to audition for a play when I was very young, following which I continued to act as well as write and direct. When I moved to Delhi and joined Hindu College, theatre became a very big part of my life.

Life Quotes

Anything I wanted to do and achieve has not been influential in my life, but my failures have.

Life Quotes, Failure Quotes

I'm a big foodie. Hyderabadi cuisine is amazing, and the kind of mutton dishes available at some restaurants in the Old City is incredible.

Food Quotes

Expenditure can't really guarantee a great experience. I don't even like shopping; I've never bought stuff for myself, and everything I wear are gifts from my brothers, friends and people.

Great Quotes, Experience Quotes

When you write a story, it just flows and you don't control it. It's subconscious.

Control Quotes

I just write characters, and somehow they happen to be a boy and a girl. When the story is put together, and their characters interwoven, they do end up together somehow.

Character Quotes

The physical journey in my films is indicative of the internal journey that my characters take.

Character Quotes

If a person wants to enjoy attention, he will create situations to get it.

Attention Quotes

Especially on unexpected journeys, you have time; you can figure certain deeper things out, like who you are and what you want. That's why I enjoy journeys.

Time Quotes

I have always tried to make profitable films because people's offices shut down if films fail, and I will do everything to avoid that.

Profit Quotes

My job is to tell a story, and the decisions about the casting have to be honest.

Decision Quotes

My father did irrigation jobs, and I would sometimes accompany him, and that gave me a taste of what was going on in the innards of India.

Company Quotes

7 Top Imtiaz Ali quotes about Travel

'Love Aaj Kal' is not really a road movie, but it does involve some travel.

Love Quotes, Travel Quotes

I come from a middle class background. I have travelled a lot by trains and have lived in the world. It is a world I cannot get away from; I would not even want to.

Travel Quotes

I try to travel as much as I can... I'm always looking for a reason to.

Travel Quotes

I think I am a travel junkie, and I have never enjoyed anything else in my life more than travelling and going to places.

Life Quotes, Travel Quotes

Through travel, you discover a new aspect to your personality. You discover things which you wouldn't seated in the confines of your home.

Personality Quotes, Travel Quotes

The story of 'Highway' is completely about travel. It is about the fascination of travel to an extent that I don't want to even reach the destination and also being away from society gives you a certain view of the society, so that was the intention of the film.

Travel Quotes, Intention Quotes

Coming from a middle class background, travel was always considered a luxury then, even if it meant going to a relative's place or a religious shrine.

Travel Quotes, Religious Quotes