Find the best quotes by Abel Ferrara.
The more you get into any religion, it becomes the same. It really becomes how you treat other people and how you get outside yourself.…
It’s only Western civilization that, God forbid, you talk about dying, when it’s the only thing we know for certain, right? Everyone’s going to die,…
I was raised a Catholic and when you’re raised a Catholic they don’t teach you to think for yourself. You’re taught not to think too…
As an old-time New Yorker, it’s not that I miss the ’70s and ’80s or whatever. I miss the fact that there was a certain…
But I’m never gonna get to a point in my life where what it costs to shoot a movie is going to determine what it…
Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don’t find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and…
With ‘New Rose Hotel,’ I knew that I was getting paid a $100,000 fee to write, produce, and direct, and that’s all I was going…
Where I come from you’re not raised to think on your own. It’s not that you’re pushed to read the Bible. The Bible is read…
There’s no such thing as a non-final cut director.
The secret is not to make a film that causes something like Virginia Tech to happen. The secret is to make a film that stops…
The actors that I love to work with, they’re hard on me. They’re pushing me.
No one can stop me from talking about my movie.
My life is proof that I don’t need you to do what I do. If there’s no one to see it, I’ll watch it.
My existence is about making movies, so I’ve just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I’m…
Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting.
In the film business, it’s basically honor among thieves.
I’m not a big fan of talking about dying. And then I make a movie where I kill everybody.
I’m about my characters.
I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.
I’m a lapsed Buddhist like I’m a lapsed Catholic. I take it to a point.
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