Quotes by: Sam Taylor Johnson
I don't eat any dairy products at all, usually - it's a self-imposed ban. I've done it for a year now, since I was ill, but it's so hard.
I believe that life is short, and there is too much time wasted bearing grudges, and I like to move on.
I don't understand why there aren't more powerful female directors. I don't have the answers, but I hope that things may start to shift and that studios will employ more women to handle strong and interesting material.
It would be nice to be a bit autonomous again, to enjoy something a bit quiet.
The way I was grew up gave me a slight fearlessness and a sense of independence. There are things about it that have definitely informed me. And then, as a parent, it's done the opposite. It's made me feel much more protective. There are boundaries in my kids' lives that I don't think I had.
I think, for me, Julian Schnabel set a great precedent in being able to cross over so successfully. I feel like his artwork is kind of big, grand, and bombastic, yet the films that he makes are very beautifully sensitive, and I just feel that his filmmaking sensibility is very different from his artwork.
It's difficult for me to work with women, because I find that direct references are made back to me too fast. Working with men, it gives it a little distance.
In 'Fifty Shades,' seemingly, Christian has all the power and control - but actually, Anastasia does.
Sometimes when you're looking at your own work, you can't really see, and it's only when you step back a little bit later that you think, 'Oh, that's completely in line with everything else I've done.'