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Neil LaBute quotes

I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character, the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.

In a relationship you have to open yourself up.

We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.

Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.

I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.

I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.

I'm more than open to hope, but I think men and women have a difficult time dealing with each other and often take the low road.

My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We're all protective of the self.

And I've got some screenplays and plays ready to dip into when I need to.

And with Aaron, I'd have to find a reason not to work with him.

Everyone has a little bit of Howard and Chad in them. I think there's Christine in all men as well.

Everyone has a story.

I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me.

I have a healthy view of what one can do with art.

I make movies I want to see.

I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.

I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much in the telling as in the watching.

I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.

I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.

If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff.