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Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola Quotes

Quotes by and about Sofia Coppola

(Continued from her main entry on the site.)

Coppola: "[My father and I] approach things completely differently. He came on the set of [my first film] and told me, 'You should say 'Action' louder, more from your diaphragm.' I thought, 'O.K., you can go now.'"

Coppola: "I don't yell. ... I don't turn into a tyrant."

Coppola: "I think I'm always drawn to projects that help me understand something about myself."

Spike Jonze: "My first impression of Sofia was that she was quiet and graceful. And that she had taste, and when I say taste, I mean judgment in really subtle things. She always knew the feeling she wanted to convey in everything she did."

Emma Watson: "Sofia is incredibly smart, but she doesn't try too hard."

Emma Watson: "She just wants to give everyone the space to do their own work."

Emma Watson: "She's completely prepared to switch around the scene that we're doing on a whim. She'll be like, 'You know what, guys? The light looks really beautiful in the room next door, so let's just not do this scene today, we'll do this [other] scene instead.' And everyone just moves next door."

Emma Watson: "Working with her, you have to be prepared for anything, because she likes capturing organic things, transcendent moments, changes in the wind and sun - which is ... very unnerving for me because I'm used to being ... incredibly controlled and sticking to a schedule."

Bill Murray: "Don't let Sofia's littleness and quietness confuse you. Sofia is made of steel. ... She has a way of getting her way. She's very polite about it. She nods her head and says, 'You're right, you're right, but this is what I want to do.'"

Wes Anderson: "I think Sofia unknowingly inspires that protectiveness. ... You want to look out for her. She turns everyone into her big brother."