When people endure a traumatic event, they are either defeated or made stronger. On Sept. 11, I told New Yorkers, ‘I want you to emerge stronger from this.’ My words were partially a hope and partially an observation that people in New York City handle big things better than little things. I could not be more proud of the way my city responded.
I always believe things are going to work out.
My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don’t have to leave.
Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
Hope is the motivation that empowers the unemployed, enabling them to get out of bed every single morning with unbounded enthusiasm as they look for work.
The truth about filmmaking is you have all these ideas and you’re trying to convince everybody that they should buy into this idea, but at two o’clock in the morning when you’re all on your own you’re going, ‘Geez, I hope I know what I’m doing. I hope this idea is gonna work.’
One thing I hope I’ll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.