Quotes by: Abel Ferrara

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Abel Ferrara
Abel Ferrara at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1951-07-19) July 19, 1951 (age 65)
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
Other names Jimmy Laine
Occupation director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, cinematographer
Years active 1971–present
Spouse(s) Nancy Ferrara
Christina Ferrara
Website www.abelferrara.com

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, so what's the big problem? 'Oh, God. Don't talk about it. Don't think about it.' I mean, I'm one of them. I'm not a big fan of talking about dying.
Abel Ferrara
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 to get.
Abel Ferrara
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 to you.
Abel Ferrara
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 models.
Abel Ferrara
Listen, anybody who has a film festival has the right to show what they want.
Abel Ferrara
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 is. The limits of my imagination is the only thing that's gonna stop me.
Abel Ferrara
I don't know what DVD commentaries are about. I'd like to strangle the person who came up with that concept.
Abel Ferrara
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 kind of energy that exists when people can live for nothing.
Abel Ferrara
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 it happening.
Abel Ferrara
Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'
Abel Ferrara
As barbaric is we are, it's a miracle we haven't blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far.
Abel Ferrara
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 deeply about things.
Abel Ferrara
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 there.
Abel Ferrara
I grew up in the '60s, which was a creative time, so it wasn't that big of a stretch to go from a baseball bat to a guitar to a film camera.
Abel Ferrara
I was born in the Bronx, and then my father moved us to the country at an early age.
Abel Ferrara
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