Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alex Cox

You can't change the system through violence.
Alex Cox
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Visual representation of it is essential if we're to come to terms with what it is we've done.
Alex Cox
Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
Alex Cox
Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he'd managed to get the pink cowboy hat.
Alex Cox
I'd love to make another film in Mexico.
Alex Cox
Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist.
Alex Cox
Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.
Alex Cox
I did not find my studies particularly enthralling.
Alex Cox
The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
Alex Cox
In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
Alex Cox
No, I did a film called 'Death and the Compass' as well.
Alex Cox
One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.
Alex Cox
You'd never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation.
Alex Cox
The future is always a dystopia in movies.
Alex Cox
And Walker was made with a Mexican crew, although it was shot in Nicaragua.
Alex Cox
I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.
Alex Cox
I don't think about Hollywood at all.
Alex Cox
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
Alex Cox
Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
Alex Cox
Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.
Alex Cox
The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem.
Alex Cox
That's my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don't say yes to them.
Alex Cox
We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd.
Alex Cox
And it says something about our level of disassociation, that we can provoke these wars abroad but we're not allowed to see people get killed as a result.
Alex Cox
The life of a repo man is always intense.
Alex Cox
So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since.
Alex Cox
It's always nice when the eccentrics show up.
Alex Cox