Top 40 Motion Picture Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Motion Picture Quotes from famous people such as John Ritter, Dick York, Dev Anand, Parker Stevenson, Lexi Alexander, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My father was a country music singer and a motion pictu

My father was a country music singer and a motion picture actor, Tex Ritter, and I sort of had a normal upbringing, except dad would come down in full regalia with the boots and the guns and the hats, and the horse would eat with us. But other than that, it was pretty normal.
John Ritter
Anyone who would let Gary Cooper and the entire cast go charging on horseback without first finding out what kind of footing the horses had is nuts and cannot possibly direct a motion picture.
Dick York
Motion picture making is a very, very involved affair. It is completely my baby. I’m a thorough professional. I plan films right from the conception of an idea to its final execution.
Dev Anand
Good work is good work wherever it’s done, in a play, a motion picture or television, and that includes commercials.
Parker Stevenson
Almost everybody agrees that the Academy has to become more diverse. Even the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences knows this, which is why, in 2013, it announced it would extend its membership quotas in an attempt to bring more women and minorities into the organization.
Lexi Alexander
Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy.
Norma Shearer
I wanted to do new things with dance, adapt it to the motion picture medium.
Gene Kelly
There’s little that compares with the thrill of a hit major motion picture experience.
Ralph Macchio
There are 80 jobs in which women earn more than men – positions like financial analyst, speech-language pathologist, radiation therapist, library worker, biological technician, motion picture projectionist.
Warren Farrell
I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul.
Conrad Veidt
Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor – those were my idols. All I ever wanted to be was a motion picture song-and-dance man. I kind of fell into other things. Did walk-ons and bits for years and worked in little theater at night.
Ken Berry
The mindset that I have on every project I take on is, ‘How do I make this interesting enough for me to want to stop and look at it?’ So in that regard, what I do behind the camera, whether it’s still or motion picture, is the same.
Aaron Ruell
I love the irony of movies. I really do. For whatever reason, I’m incredibly intrigued by the irony of reality in a motion picture.
Zack Snyder
Loopy as the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system is, it’s better than what you’d probably get by putting such decisions in the federal government hands.
Timothy Noah
Things danced on the screen do not look the way they do on the stage. On the stage, dancing is three-dimensional, but a motion picture is two-dimensional.
Gene Kelly
What makes ‘Pootie Tang’ the motion picture enjoyable is its no-brow ambitions; it’s a joke action film. It slides through enough African-American pop culture signifiers to raise laughs out of those who will appreciate the references; it revels in more cheese per square inch than a soul food diner.
Elvis Mitchell
I sincerely hope that I shall always be a credit to my race, and to the motion picture industry.
Hattie McDaniel
Rock n’ roll unchained a nation and revolutionized radio and the record industry, not to mention the motion picture business.
Henry Rollins
Can anything be less cool than defending the motion picture academy?
Steve Erickson
I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.
Francis Ford Coppola
I no longer look at my life and times in the motion picture industry as my career. I just look at it now as something I like and want to do.
Kurt Russell
I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.
James MacArthur
‘Deadpool’ took seven years to get to the motion picture screen, and I use that as my measurement. That tested me and my patience more than anything I could’ve imagined because the screenplay was so good.
Rob Liefeld
The major media companies are significantly reducing their financial commitment to the motion picture sector.
Peter Bart
The Screen Directors Guild was organized solely by and for the motion picture director… We are not anti-anything: The Guild being formed for the purpose of assisting and improving the director’s work in the form of a collective body, rather than as an individual, as was necessary in the past.
King Vidor
I would love to do a Broadway play. I would love to do big screen also, motion picture.
LaToya London
Oftentimes, WWE lives in its own bubble because it is forever moving. Oftentimes, a motion picture will live in its own bubble because they have a certain amount of time to get everything done. It’s just, when you connect the two and get everything straightened out, truly, it may take a little elbow grease.
John Cena
When I did ‘Shaft’, I was so happy to be working and to have been a star of a major motion picture, I had no idea or concept of where it was going to go, and it turned out to be this huge film. That was the icing on the cake.
Richard Roundtree
When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of ‘being there,’ any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.
Gary Gygax
I grew up in Hollywood, California. A lot of my parents’ friends were in the motion picture industry, but I saw their doctor friends as more solid. I admired them; there was a peacefulness in them, a sense of purpose that I liked. So I became very interested in being a surgeon.
Spencer Johnson
I look at the camera as sort of a missing link between motion picture photography and still photography.
Jeff Bridges
Officially, MPAA stands for Motion Picture Association

Officially, MPAA stands for Motion Picture Association of America, but I suggest that MPAA stands for Malicious Power Attacking All.
Richard Stallman
A movie like House of the Dead with around $7 million budget or Alone in the Dark with around $16 million budget are much easier to make profit than the typical $50 million major motion picture.
Uwe Boll
I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.
Walt Disney
There’s been no major motion picture released by a studio, no independent motion picture, in theaters, with King at the center, in the 50 years since these events happened, when we have biopics on all kinds of ridiculous people. And nothing on King? No cinematic representation that’s meaningful and centered.
Ava DuVernay
Major motion picture studios spend hundreds of millions of dollars trying to capture some of whatever it is that makes our little ‘Sharknado’ movie globally popular.
Ian Ziering
I really didn’t feel that my motion picture career was going the way I wanted it to go.
Joel Grey
I thought that it would be easier to learn that if I worked in motion pictures. So I went to work with one motion picture producer who was developing a color system. This didn’t do to me much good. All I did was pick filters for the camera.
John Hench
The director is the channel through which a motion picture reaches the screen.
King Vidor
My uncle Les Dolliver was a partner with the Nasser brothers, who owned a string of theaters in San Francisco, and also supplied motion picture projectors and seats for theaters. So I was always around theater people.
Jackie Coogan