"To tell stories to the widest audiences."
"I give away books when I work with new people. Great icebreakers! Also love to encourage my favorite authors: Terry Southern, Mary W. Shelley, Peter Straub, Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Palahniuk, Clive Barker, John C. Lilly, Stephen King, Robert Anton Wilson, Phillip K. Dick, and
Madeleine L'Engle to name a few."
"I can't name them all. In terms of cinema I have studied: the titles I go back to are definitely from Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Joe Dante, William Friedkin, and John Cassavettes. If I can do one film that even approaches the truth of one of Cassavettes' pictures, I can die satisfied."