Quotes by: J. J. Abrams

J. J. Abrams
Abrams at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Born Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
(1966-06-27) June 27, 1966 (age 50)
New York City, U.S.
Education Palisades Charter High School
Alma mater Sarah Lawrence College
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, composer
Years active 1982–present
Home town Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Katie McGrath (m. 1996)
Children 3
Gerald W. Abrams Carol Ann Kelvin

I'd love to do a movie where the monster is human, where the issue is not otherworldly, or horror or science fiction.
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I think that even if you're wondering if two characters are ever going to kiss, drawing out the inevitability is part of the fun. Whatever the genre happens to be.
J. J. Abrams
What's a bigger mystery box than a movie theater? You go to the theater, you're just so excited to see anything - the moment the lights go down is often the best part.
J. J. Abrams
I love working with the right actor, and if the right actor happens to be unknown, that should be allowed, too, I think.
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I hate to look at the stuff I've written and consider what it means or why I do it.
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Whenever I've directed something, there's this feeling of demand and focus that I like.
J. J. Abrams
Ratings have changed, viewer habits have changed and the options for the audience have grown enormously, but I don't think how you tell a story is fundamentally different.
J. J. Abrams
Making movies was more a reaction to not being chosen for sports. Other kids were out there playing at whatever; I was off making something blow up and filming it, or making a mould of my sister's head using alginating plaster.
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We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there's almost a sense of entitlement to that.
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When you work on something that combines both the spectacular and the relatable, the hyperreal and the real, it suddenly can become supernatural. The hypothetical and the theoretical can become literal.
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All the times I've been lucky enough to be a part of a show that's actually gotten on the air, it's always that same mixture of excitement and utter fear.
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There's nothing wrong with doing sequels, they're just easier to sell.
J. J. Abrams
I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening.
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I think you have a passion and an obsession for something when it's not necessarily ubiquitous.
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I find that it's hard to fully examine one's life and not have faith be part of the discussion.
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All I know is that I've made some big screw-ups, and I've done some things that have done all right. I just keep trying to learn from the mistakes I've made.
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You never want to have that ticking clock and know that you had all this time and didn't use it.
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I love movies with spectacle but spectacle can be a performance, it doesn't have to be a creature.
J. J. Abrams
The Internet now provides an immediate and very clear consensus of what it is that the audience is experiencing. It's something that you should never let lead you, and yet at the same time, you should never ignore it.
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