Quotes by: Sam Taylor Johnson
I try to leave things as open ended as possible, not too overladen with meaning.
I keep seeing in the papers that I am good friends with Samantha Cameron. I've never met her in my life.
My parents were Beatle fans, but my mom was especially a Lennon fan, so I was exposed to him more. I remember her playing 'Double Fantasy' quite often.
I think it was Elisabeth Shue who said that if you start a movie with a woman seen through a man's eyes, that woman is objectified by him throughout.
In the old days, 'controversial' in a relationship meant same-sex or mixed races.
I remember as a kid not ever wanting to have friends around to my house because it was, for want of a better description, disheveled.
Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that.
The thing that is so great about Ang Lee is the diversity in his filmmaking, from 'Brokeback...' to 'The Hulk.'
I'm twitchy. I think I've got ADD. I find it hard to sit down. I need to be constantly challenged; otherwise, I get very... well, I guess 'bored' is the word.
Mum and Dad split up when I was nine. We upped and moved from London to Sussex, and suddenly I went from an urban life to nothing in the countryside - with a new father and new life.
My favorite part of the whole filmmaking process is working with a fantastic cinematographer, a fantastic actor or actors, and then just creating emotions and stories. I get so excited by that. That's the part I'm utterly addicted to.
I only photograph myself at poignant moments in my life as a check of where I am and how large my thighs are.
I'm interested in the acting and staging of specific emotions, and so I work with actors. It's a small proportion of what I do, but it's always what people seem to focus on.
I was always interested in film, but I never knew how to go about becoming a filmmaker.
I can be a bit extreme. I'll spend too much time running round the park, doing yoga and drinking green tea. I can get a bit obsessive. I have to rein it in sometimes.
My mum has always been quite free-spirited, and she has taught me a lot. I think that is probably why I have the sort of mind that I do.