Quotes by: M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan
Shyamalan in 2016
Born Manoj Shyamalan
(1970-08-06) 6 August 1970 (age 46)
Puducherry, India
Residence Willistown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer, actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Bhavna Vaswani (m. 1993)
Children 3

I've never had an issue with studios. I believe in them as true creative partners in the process.
M. Night Shyamalan
I have worked hard and learnt that I have to make a decision - whether I am going to conform and protect myself or not. I chose not to.
M. Night Shyamalan
If I'm hesitant at all about an idea, then that's not the right idea.
M. Night Shyamalan
'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu.
M. Night Shyamalan
When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies.
M. Night Shyamalan
When you say 'fear of the unknown', that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it's genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we're not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe.
M. Night Shyamalan
There are a lot of things I can take, and a few that I can't. What I can't take is when my older brother, who's everything that I want to be, starts losing faith in things. I saw that look in your eyes last night. I don't ever want to see that look in your eyes again.
M. Night Shyamalan
The thing that's protected me creatively is that the movies have made profits.
M. Night Shyamalan
So 'The Last Airbender' 's philosophy and culture feels like a beautiful idea to me: That we inherently have connections to the elements and what they teach us, and to each other.
M. Night Shyamalan
When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope.
M. Night Shyamalan
I don't like to chase an audience. You can smell when someone is chasing an audience and it's not good.
M. Night Shyamalan
Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters.
M. Night Shyamalan
If I had a big brother who was a year older than me or something, I probably wouldn't have ended up being a filmmaker.
M. Night Shyamalan
See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?
M. Night Shyamalan
For instance, 'The Sixth Sense' had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention.
M. Night Shyamalan
I love my stories being multi-layered, and coming at it from different angles, so that you don't understand the film's true emotional motivation until the very end.
M. Night Shyamalan
Being insecure - I'm a master, a virtuoso - they can be handing me the keys to the kingdom and all I can think is, I hope I don't drop the key.
M. Night Shyamalan
Over the course of history, the people who are not scared go into the woods and are mauled by a bear, are not going to survive.
M. Night Shyamalan
The combination of the CGI, 3-D, and sound effects, it's just impossible to separate them. It gives you a more immersive experience, and I prefer that.
M. Night Shyamalan

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