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J. J. Abrams quotes

I work with really hard-working people who are really good at what they do.

I feel like obviously the standard for what TV looks like changes all the time.

I love the idea of anthropomorphizing machines. I love the idea of taking technology and giving it a personality.

I love working with the right actor, and if the right actor happens to be unknown, that should be allowed, too, I think.

I try to work on shows that I would want to watch.

You never want to have that ticking clock and know that you had all this time and didn't use it.

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.

As a director/writer/producer, all you ever want is to work with actors who make you look better, who make the work you do seem as good as it can be and even better than it is.

I have no style. There are certain people who just have a visual sense that defines their work. You could probably watch 30 seconds of anything they do and you'll know exactly who directed it. I don't have that skill.

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.

We're living at a time where if you do a Google search for a 'show, review and network,' you'll get 'The New York Times' and Pete Billingsley from a town you've never heard of on the same results page. It's kind of democratizing the process so that everyone has access to a distribution system to express themselves.

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.

I find that it's hard to fully examine one's life and not have faith be part of the discussion.

You can never guess or assume what anyone is going to think.

I have nothing against 3-D in theory. But I've also never run to the movies because something's in 3-D.

I hope to make movies that are so small they don't need to make anything to be profitable.

I love movies with spectacle but spectacle can be a performance, it doesn't have to be a creature.

I love recording music.

I'd love to do a movie where the monster is human, where the issue is not otherworldly, or horror or science fiction.

It's a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling.