31 Highly Motivational Quentin Tarantino Quotes

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Quentin Tarantino is an American writer, producer, director, and actor. He was born in Tennessee but raised in Los Angeles, He began his career as an independent filmmaker.

Tarantino’s films have garnered commercial success. He has received many awards, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and has been nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy.

Here’s a collection of the most motivational Quentin Tarantino quotes: 


31 Highly Motivational Quentin Tarantino Quotes

1. “I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more.” – Quentin Tarantino

2. “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

3. “Movies are not about the weekend that they’re released, and in the grand scheme of things, that’s probably the most unimportant time of a film’s life.” – Quentin Tarantino

4. “The easiest way to kill a cult is to make that cult accessible.” – Quentin Tarantino

5. “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

6. “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

7. “I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling.” – Quentin Tarantino


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8. “If you go out and see a lot of movies in a given year, it’s really hard to come up with a top ten, because you saw a lot of stuff that you liked. A top 20 is easier. You probably get one masterpiece a year, and I don’t think you should expect more than one masterpiece a year, except in a really great year.” – Quentin Tarantino


9. “Just because you are a character doesn’t mean you have character.” – Quentin Tarantino
10. “That’s when you know you’ve found somebody really special. When you can just be quiet for a minute and comfortably share silence.” – Quentin Tarantino

11. “There’s a parenthetical downside to it that is completely dwarfed by the upside. The upside that exists today, filmmaking can be a democratic process. In which other people, other than rich white men, can make movies.” – Quentin Tarantino

12. “You always have to be keeping track, especially in this scenario [The Hateful Eight], of where everybody is. They’re pieces on a chessboard.” – Quentin Tarantino

13. “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

14. “If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it’s because I put the character first.” – Quentin Tarantino

15. “It’s very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.” – Quentin Tarantino

16. “Personality goes a long way.” Quentin Tarantino

17. “There are two ways: my way and the highway.” – Quentin Tarantino


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18. “Violence is a form of cinematic entertainment.” – Quentin Tarantino


19. “Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart.” – Quentin Tarantino

20. “I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: Ok 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

21. “It’s nice to get invited to the parties and to be able to hobnob and celebrate a job well done with your colleagues.” – Quentin Tarantino

22. “One of the things about writing a novel is you can do it any way you want. It’s your voice that’s important and I see absolutely no reason why a screenplay can’t be the same. It makes it a hell of a lot easier when you’re the writer and the director.” – Quentin Tarantino

23. “There are a lot of bad screenplays so if you write a good screenplay people are going to respond to it.” – Quentin Tarantino

24. “Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It’s just another colour to work with.” –  Quentin Tarantino

25. “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

26. “I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Failure brings great rewards – in the life of an artist.” – Quentin Tarantino

27. “In real life there are no bad guys. Everybody just has their own perspective.” – Quentin Tarantino


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28. “My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be the manager. I’ll be the crazy old movie guy.” – Quentin Tarantino


29. “The good ideas will survive.” – Quentin Tarantino

30. “Trying to make a feature film yourself with no money is the best film school you can do.” – Quentin Tarantino

31. “You should be semi-embarrassed about certain people seeing your movie.” – Quentin Tarantino



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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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