65 Motivational Quentin Tarantino Quotes on Success in Life

Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American filmmaker and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, an aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts, references.  This motivational Quentin Tarantino Quotes will motivate you.

Best Quentin Tarantino Quotes

  1. When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’ ~ Quentin Tarantino
  2. Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  3. In real life there are no bad guys. Everybody just has their own perspective. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  4. If you want to make a movie, make it. Don’t wait for a grant, don’t wait for the perfect circumstances, just make it. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  5. Just because you are a character doesn’t mean you have character. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  6. The good ideas will survive. ~ Quentin Tarantino

  7. Sure, Kill Bill is a violent movie. But it’s a Tarantino movie. You don’t go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  8. As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  9. I steal from every single movie ever made. I love it – if my work has anything it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don’t like that, then tough titty, don’t go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal; they don’t do homages. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  10. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it. ~ Quentin Tarantino

  11. Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It’s just another colour to work with. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  12. One thing I don’t understand is that average American movie-goers cannot watch a movie for three hours, yet they’ll watch a stupid, boring, horrific football game for four hours. Now, that is boredom at its most colossal. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  13. My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  14. Music is very, very important in my movies. In some ways the most important stage, whether it ends up being in the movie or not, is just when I come up with the idea itself before I have actually sat down and started writing. I go into my record room… I have a big vinyl collection and I have a room kind of set up like a used record store and I just dive into my music, whether it be rock music, or lyric music, or my soundtrack collection. What I’m looking for is the spirit of the movie, the beat that the movie will play with. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  15. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides By the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will,
    Shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness,
    For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.
    And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger
    Those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.
    And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  16. The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them – thus preserving the system. ~ Quentin Tarantino

  17. I’ve always said Thomas Edison invented the movie camera to show people killing and kissing. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  18. To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  19. I steal from every movie ever made. ~ Quentin Tarantino Quotes
  20. Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  21. If the film isn’t suspenseful, i.e. the pressure cooker situation of what’s going on in the movie, if that’s not part of it, if the threat of violence and the temperature isn’t always going up a notch every scene or so, then the movie is going to be boring. It’s not going to work. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  22. I wasn’t trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  23. You name any horrific thing, and I can make a joke out of it. ~ Quentin Tarantino

  24. I don’t judge my characters, and that’s my job not to judge them. It’s my job to treat them with respect and to just look at it from their point of view. ~ Quentin Tarantino Quotes
  25. I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  26. The easiest way to kill a cult is to make that cult accessible. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  27. If a Million People See My Movie, I Hope They See a Million Different Movies. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  28. I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Failure brings great rewards – in the life of an artist. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  29. I am not going to tell you how I believe, but I do believe in God. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  30. Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  31. I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling. ~ Quentin Tarantino

  32. Emotion will always win over coolness and cleverness. It’s when a scene works emotionally and it’s cool and clever, then it’s great. That’s what you want. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  33. There are a lot of bad screenplays so if you write a good screenplay people are going to respond to it. ~ Quentin Tarantino Quotes
  34. As the acting class was going on, I just realized I just knew more about cinema than the other people in the class. I cared about cinema and they cared about themselves. But two, was actually at a certain point I just realized that I love movies too much to simply appear in them. I wanted the movies to be my movies. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  35. You should be able to criticize civil servants for what you think is wrongdoing without being painted as a cop-hater. I don’t feel the police are all corrupt, however I do feel they are suffering from institutional racism and there needs to be a top-to-bottom examination of the way they practice and the way they criminalize young black and brown males. The fact that they seem to have backed off from it seems to suggest they realize they overreacted on me and it looks bad. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  36. My only obligation is to my characters. And they came from where I have been. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  37. If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one. ~ Quentin Tarantino

  38. Particularly as a writer, it is my job to ignore social critics, or the response that social critics might have when it comes to the opinions of my characters, the way they talk, or anything that can happen to them. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  39. You don’t have to know how to make a movie. If you truly love cinema with all your heart and with enough passion, you can’t help but make a good movie. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  40. Violence is one of the most fun things to watch. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  41. If I’m doing my job right, then I’m not writing the dialogue; the characters are saying the dialogue, and I’m just jotting it down. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  42. I’m not superstitious in my normal daily life but I get that way about writing, even though I know it’s all bullshit. But I began that way and so, that’s the way it is. My ritual is I never use a typewriter or computer. I just write it all by hand. It’s a ceremony. I go to a stationary store and buy a notebook and then fill it up. ~ Quentin Tarantino Quotes
  43. Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I’m lucky enough to be in the position where I don’t make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  44. I’ve always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do. ~ Quentin Tarantino

  45. To me, Godard did to movies what Bob Dylan did to music: they both revolutionized their forms.
    Violence is fun, man. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  46. A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
    I didnt go to film school, i went to films ~ Quentin Tarantino
  47. The film [Django] really has a lot of ups and downs, and taps into a lot of different emotions. To me, the trick was balancing all those emotions, so that I could get you where I wanted you to be by the very end. I wanted the audience cheering in triumph at the end. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  48. When I’m writing, it’s about the page. It’s not about the movie. It’s not about cinema. It’s about the literature of me putting my pen to paper and writing a good page and making it work completely as a document unto itself. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  49. That’s my first artistic contribution. If I do my job right, by the end of the script, I should be having the thought, ‘You know, if I were to just publish this now and not make it . . . I’m done. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  50. “I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: O.K., you’re not that good. You just reached the level here. I don’t ever want to fail, but I want to risk failure every time out of the gate.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  51. “When you start writing, you have your characters on a metaphorical paved road, and as they go down it, all these other roads become available that they can go down. And a lot of writers have roadblocks in front of those roads: they won’t allow their characters to go down those roads… I’ve never put any roadblocks on any of these paths. My characters can go wherever they would naturally go, and I’ll follow them.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  52. “What if a kid goes to school after seeing Kill Bill and starts slicing up other kids? You know, I’ll take that chance! Violent films don’t turn children into violent people. They may turn them into violent filmmakers but that’s another matter altogether.” ~ Quentin Tarantino Quotes
  53. “Frankly, Django is an American story that needs to be told, when you think of slavery existing in this country for 245 years. In slave narratives there were all types of tales and drama and heroism and pain and love that happened during that time. That’s rich material for drama! Everyone complains that there are no new stories left to tell. Not true, there are a whole bunch of them, and they’re all American with a capital A.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  54. “Spaghetti Westerns are really brutal and operatic with a surreal quality to the violence.” ~ Quentin Tarantino

  55. “To really get to know people and discover humanity, which is what I truly think writers and actors do, you’ve got to be interested in other human beings, you have to be interested in humanity in general, and you have to do some discovering of humanity and different people.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  56. “You’re not going to have the police force representing the black and brown community, if they’ve spent the last 30 years busting every son and daughter and father and mother for every piddling drug offense that they’ve ever done, thus creating a mistrust in the community. But at the same time, you should be able to talk about abuses of power, and you should be able to talk about police brutality and what, in some cases, is as far as I’m concerned, outright murder and outright loss of justice without the police organization targeting you in the way that they have done me.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  57. “It’s my job to look at other people’s humanity and it’s my job to, 24/7, look at my life and listen to everything everyone says, watching their faces, the little idiosyncratic aspects of human beings – it’s like a sponge, I take it in.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  58. “Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  59. “I definitely have some colleagues that I respect, and we get together from time to time. But I actually have just like genuine friends. Paul Thomas Anderson is a genuine friend. Robert Rodriguez is a genuine friend. Rick Richard Linklater is a genuine friend. Eli Roth is a genuine friend. And so is Edgar Wright.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  60. “You can’t write poetry on the computer.” ~ Quentin Tarantino

  61. “I dropped out in middle school. I dropped out in, towards the beginning of the ninth grade. And then I started studying -I started taking acting classes at a, well first I was like in a community theater at that time in Torrance, California, so I finished up like my season with that community theater just acting in, you know, acting in a small part on this play or a big part on that play or a stage manager or assistant stage manager in another play.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  62. “When you gotta go out and make a movie to pay for the kid’s private school and for the three ex-wives, don’t talk to me about your artistry. It’s their job. It’s not my job. It’s my calling.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  63. “Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I’d probably make it for $3 million now so I’d have more breathing room.” ~ Quentin Tarantino Quotes
  64. “Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I’m not interested in, I can’t even feign interest.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  65. “If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.” ~ Quentin Tarantino

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