Quotes of David Cronenberg

“ Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key. It really is like colonialism. The colonies suddenly decide that they can and should exist with their own personality and should detach from the control of the mother country… ”

- David Cronenberg

“ For example I don't work with William Hurt the same way that I will work with Viggo. They're different guys and they work in different ways. So a good sensitive director has his general style and technique and personality that he uses but you don't impose that on the actors. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I never thought I was doing the same thing as directors like John Carpenter, George Romero, and sometimes even Hitchcock, even though I've been sometimes compared to those other guys. We're after different game. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ Of course for many years directors have had to go on the road with their movies and promote them and I've done that since the beginning. So that's not new but the forms of it are different such as with the internet. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ The process of making a movie has expanded in terms of effort and time for the director, doing commentaries for the DVD for example, finishing deleted scenes so they could be on the DVD, and doing things like a web blog. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ Yeah. I mean, technology wants to be in our bodies, because it sort of came out of our bodies. In a crude way, that's what I'm thinking. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key. It really is like colonialism. The colonies suddenly decide that they can and should exist with their own personality and should detach from the control of the mother country… ”

- David Cronenberg

“ Yeah. I mean, technology wants to be in our bodies, because it sort of came out of our bodies. In a crude way, that's what I'm thinking. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ But with my last film, Spider it was agony. The money was always disappearing, nobody got paid, it was very difficult - and it's very distracting from the process of making the movie, of course. So I think things have been getting harder and harder. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key. It really is like colonialism. The colonies suddenly decide that they can and should exist with their own personality and should detach from the control of the mother country… ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key. It really is like colonialism. The colonies suddenly decide that they can and should exist with their own personality and should detach from the control of the mother country… ”

- David Cronenberg

“ The way a child discovers the world constantly replicates the way science began. You start to notice what's around you, and you get very curious about how things work. How things interrelate. It's as simple as seeing a bug that intrigues you. You want to know where it goes at night; who its friends are; what it eats. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ To me it's very obvious there are huge cultural differences between Americans and Canadians. But a lot of what we are is American. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ But when you're writing a script - for me anyway - you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot, what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ Yeah. I mean, technology wants to be in our bodies, because it sort of came out of our bodies. In a crude way, that's what I'm thinking. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I also think the relationship I have with my audience is a lot more complex than what Hitchcock seemed to want his to be - although I think he had more going on under the surface as well. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I also think the relationship I have with my audience is a lot more complex than what Hitchcock seemed to want his to be - although I think he had more going on under the surface as well. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot work with it's obviously going to be a disaster. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ We joked about that on the set. There was a sense this was a portrait of a marriage in all kinds of ways, especially under duress. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ A History of More Violence'?... I think not. That reminds me of somebody's joke about Gandhi - 'Gandhi 2: Even More Non-Violent.'. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ To me it's very obvious there are huge cultural differences between Americans and Canadians. But a lot of what we are is American. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ I also think the relationship I have with my audience is a lot more complex than what Hitchcock seemed to want his to be - although I think he had more going on under the surface as well. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ It's not as though I have a message... I haven't solved any problem. It's a discussion, it's a meditation on the complexity of it. ”

- David Cronenberg
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