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Michael Bay quotes

Directing is not a job. It's more like a career. Which is great!

I look at directing as a sporting event. It's a race, a marathon. It's great when it clicks, which is why I push my crews so hard so we can excel.

I make movies that audiences like, that I'd want to see. That's all.

The press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring. It's much better to label me the devil. What we do is not brain surgery. We are entertainers, plain and simple, and we're responsible to bring that money back, to make a profit.

There are many movies that have done it very badly. The studios have gone for quick profits and audiences are feeling angry. People aren't taking the time and spending the money to do it right. I am.

Fast cars are my only vice.

I allow a lot of room for improvisation and funny stuff. I always feel planned.

A lot of directors don't want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it.

It's great that I get accused of not being politically correct. People need to take themselves less seriously. This world is so screwed up as it is, we've all got to relax a bit more.

I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success.

I'm at that point in my life where I definitely want to get married soon. I've got my dogs as surrogates, but I'm ready for kids.

I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn't shy. I can be like a general. But I've got a shy side. I'm also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don't let people in too much.'

What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.

I make movies for teenage boys. Oh dear, what a crime.

I'm done with effects movies for now. When you do a movie like 'Transformers,' it can feel like you're doing three movies at once - which is tiring.

I'm one of the few directors that actually shoots a lot in camera.

It is really cool to have created a movie that has turned out to become the biggest movie of the year.

Maybe I have just a younger voice than many other directors.

You'll hear people say now, 'Oh, I don't want to see something in 3-D. That's wrong, because what they've seen is 3-D done poorly.