Quotes by: J. J. Abrams

I'm not trying to be coy or manipulative or Machiavellian, I want to spark people's imaginations.
J. J. Abrams
When there's an authentic mystery, as opposed to just a question being asked, that's what makes you lean forward.
J. J. Abrams
When I was a kid going into the movies, you weren't force-fed information everywhere you looked about what the movie was going to be.
J. J. Abrams
I mean, my dad's a television producer, and I knew I could get a job as an assistant or a reader with one of his friends, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted to do.
J. J. Abrams
As a kid, 'Star Wars' was much more my thing than 'Star Trek' was.
J. J. Abrams
I work with really hard-working people who are really good at what they do.
J. J. Abrams
You know, we've got to this place, where you go to a movie for one particular surgical fix. So, it's like, I want the pulse-pounding action, or the insane falling-off-my-seat comedy, or the devastating, heart-breaking drama.
J. J. Abrams
People never know what they want, though everyone says they do. If they did, nobody would ever be surprised.
J. J. Abrams
When I was a little kid - and even still - I loved magic tricks. When I saw how movies got made - at least had a glimpse when I went on the Universal Studios tour with my grandfather, I remember feeling like this was another means by which I could do magic.
J. J. Abrams
Obviously with the Internet and increased access to other means of watching shows, the audience has dispersed and is all over the place and that is a challenge.
J. J. Abrams
I believe in anything that will engage the audience and make the story more effective.
J. J. Abrams
When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek. Now it's a point of pride in a weird way.
J. J. Abrams
I feel like obviously the standard for what TV looks like changes all the time.
J. J. Abrams
The ability of a television series to make adjustments is something you've got to take advantage of.
J. J. Abrams
Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, painters have been examining for a long time.
J. J. Abrams

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