Top 70 Spielberg Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Spielberg Quotes from famous people such as Gus Van Sant, Todd Phillips, Joel Courtney, Ross Duffer, Frank Darabont, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I think over the course of 14 films, I'm returning to a

I think over the course of 14 films, I’m returning to a place that I know to tell a story… the same way Spielberg returned to fantasy, Lucas returned to the ‘Star Wars’ saga, or John Ford returned to the western.
Gus Van Sant
You’re only as good as your body of work, and everybody has issues, whether it’s Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese. I’m not comparing myself to those guys, but you learn more from the misses than the hits.
Todd Phillips
I’m not a huge Steven Spielberg nerd, but I know about him and I know of his work.
Joel Courtney
The first ‘Gremlins’ was PG because I think it was before Spielberg scarred people with ‘Temple of Doom.’
Ross Duffer
The only person who can, with impunity, make the movie he wants to make, has got to be Steven Spielberg.
Frank Darabont
I adore the work of Lucas and Spielberg. I’m certainly not trying to minimize their talents, but I’d love to see what they could do when they aren’t leading us from reality.
Lina Wertmuller
‘E.T.’ depended absolutely on the concept of cinema, and I think that Steven Spielberg, who I’m very fond of, is a genius.
Richard Attenborough
My casting in ‘Halo’ produced by Steven Spielberg, which I am doing, is just color-blind casting; Asians have been questioning why best roles should not come to them and I am so happy about this color-blind casting. I am going to be just what I am in that film.
Shabana Azmi
Spielberg is our hero. For him to make a nod to ‘Godzilla’ just before we make our movie is like getting the king to acknowledge you at dinner.
Dean Devlin
These are the two sides of Steven Spielberg: the reverent grown-up who knows when to say the right thing and the exuberant kid who loves a good laugh. Both sides are sincere, and both are necessary, for Spielberg knows he can’t feel good about himself unless everyone else feels the same way.
Stephen J. Dubner
I can’t impress people with the pedigree of obscure French filmmakers that got me into film. It was Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. I really thought I wanted to make dumb action movies.
Doug Liman
When Steven Spielberg comes calling, it behooves you to seriously consider it.
Stephen Lang
I’m no actor. And I wasn’t like George Lucas or Spielberg, making home movies as a teenager, either. But I would go back and watch certain movies again and again. By the time I saw ‘The Graduate’ I was aware of how these amazing stories could be told.
Nancy Meyers
When we were growing up, some of those Amblin films, those Spielberg movies, led to the creation of the PG-13 rating because he was pushing it so dark and he upset a lot of parents. I liked that, though.
Matt Duffer
That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner.
Douglas Wood
I really liked ‘Super 8’. If Steven Spielberg is an executive producer of anything, you know that it’s going to be amazing!
Chandler Riggs
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are men at the top of their game, and Jackson especially is going to change the nature of film-making.
John Rhys-Davies
Steven Spielberg was my idol growing up. I knew that all of his movies have a very specific message and point of view, and the always are really epic.
Manish Dayal
‘Jurassic’ is a legacy and a classic. Steven Spielberg created something pretty spectacular. It’s actually really interesting, when I look at it, I ask, ‘How has my life changed since being Lex?’ And I can literally walk into just about any city in the world and people will know who I am.
Ariana Richards
You know that you’re part of a Spielberg production when you’ve got some aliens involved, but you really know when you’re sitting there at a table read, and they say, ‘Steven really wanted it this way.’
Jessy Schram
So many of Spielberg’s films inspired my imagination growing up. And then there are British films like ‘The Full Monty’ and ‘Waking Ned Devine’ that took me to places I really loved, with characters I just thought were amazing. But the films of Luc Besson showed me France – a really cool side of France.
Doug Liman
I love Carpenter, I love Craven – these are all the classics – the Romeros of the world, but I think the biggest influence on me as a storyteller and as a filmmaker is actually Steven Spielberg. I love that even though Steven isn’t known for being a horror director, he started out his career making scary movies.
James Wan
Steven Spielberg films were huge touchstones for us growing up.
Matt Duffer
My novella, ‘The Lucky One,’ is inspired in part by my dad and also by a Holocaust survivor I interviewed for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Foundation.
Jenna Blum
I’ve worked with Steven Spielberg three times. I’m proud to say that I’m one of those actors that continues to get hired by the same directors.
Joe Pantoliano
I consumed Spielberg movies when I was little.
Gareth Edwards
I met two of my movie heroes. I met Tom Hanks, and I met Steven Spielberg. Oh and Quentin Tarantino.
Tom Holland
In Hollywood, the system is so streamlined, the administration is in place. That’s why every six months Spielberg is able to make a film.
Rajkumar Hirani
I’d love to work with the Coen brothers. And Steven Spielberg. ‘E.T.’ was big for me.
Anya Taylor-Joy
If I feel like a night in, or if I have an early plane to catch, I like to make some chai tea and snack on dark chocolate while watching a movie on my projector and big screen. I’m crazy about all kinds of movies, especially the classic Steven Spielberg ones or ‘The Godfather.’
Cyrille Aimee
I make video art pieces, take photographs, and dabble in acting ever since my screen test for ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ with Steven Spielberg. But music is my first love and always will be my priority.
I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad... he seemed

I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad… he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
Anthony Hopkins
I was working with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg when I was nine years old.
Noah Schnapp
Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise, and that is a lot of fun.
Max von Sydow
Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.
Beau Bridges
I feel that ‘Rudraksh’ is Mani Shankar’s answer to Steven Spielberg.
Suniel Shetty
My dad couldn’t connect to my wanting to be a filmmaker. He was very connected in entertainment, and through him I met Steven Spielberg and got rides on his private plane to California. I’d see Spielberg’s people reading scripts. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to be when I grow up.’
Doug Liman
I went from working with Spielberg to working with Clint Eastwood – I might as well just retire.
Owain Yeoman
I had done a couple of auditions for ‘Amistad’ and didn’t feel it was going to go any further – and then the call came about heading to Los Angeles to work with Steven Spielberg. It was surreal: exciting, challenging, overwhelming.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
I wasn’t the kind of kid like Spielberg or Lucas who knew to go to film school. I didn’t know at 12 what I was going to do; it took me until I was about 23. I studied journalism in college, but after school, I got a job in public television and I never worked as a journalist for one moment.
Nancy Meyers
As soon as I was obedient to just taking a chance on God, all of these things that you’re seeing – ‘Black Panther’ or ‘Humans’ or ‘The Commuter’ or Steven Spielberg – it came right after I took that break.
Letitia Wright
I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting.
Bob Balaban
‘Straight Outta Compton’ is my first biopic, my first period piece, and I got a chance to kind of get out there like some of my idols, you know, like Scorsese, Spielberg, Spike Lee, the guys who came before me. You know, I’m feeling good about it.
F. Gary Gray
There’s a lot of directors I’d still love to work with – one of them is Spielberg, because he kind of started my career, and I’ve not worked with him yet.
Alden Ehrenreich
Stephen Hawking’s been watching too many Hollywood movies. I think the only kind aliens in Hollywood are the ones created by Steven Spielberg – ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘E.T.,’ for example. All other aliens are trying to suck our brains out.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I can’t believe that I’m sitting in meetings with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Annette Bening. I want to take on that responsibility to represent all the Rogers out there who don’t have a seat at the table. People of colour were not at the table, and now I am there, I want to change things.
Roger Ross Williams
Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good.
Whoopi Goldberg
The thing with Stephen King is that everyone dies, and everyone comes back to life. So you never know with his mind where things go. It’s the same with Steven Spielberg, too.
Natalie Martinez
Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn’t a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg? I don’t know. I think it’s a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility.
Bret Easton Ellis
I want to be host of ‘SNL.’ I want to work with Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, J.J. Abrams, Emma Stone and Tim Burton, Sean Penn, Cameron Crowe. I want to work with Adam Sandler – he is so funny – and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
David Mazouz
Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Color Purple’ might as well have been about a bunch of dancing eggplants for all it has to say about black history.
Darryl Pinckney
When Steven Spielberg thinks you’re the one, then I’ll do anything. If you want me to put a dead horse on my head, I’ll do it.
Charlotte Le Bon