Andrea Arnold Quotes

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A lot of people have something to say about 'Wuthering Heights,' but nobody quite nails it.
— Andrea Arnold

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As long as you keep your budgets small, there's a way of making films.

Andrea Arnold

Dramatically, I like darkness, I like conflict - but I don't see the world as defined by them.

Andrea Arnold

Every time I start a film I feel like I'm starting the first time, ever.

Andrea Arnold

Films are all about decisions, and that's what I love.

Andrea Arnold

For me, making films is about trying to work something out by myself in quite a lonely way. I find the whole thing very lonely really.

Andrea Arnold

I always get quite close to my script because I work quite hard on them.

Andrea Arnold

I always think that if you look at anyone in detail, you will have empathy for them because you recognize them as a human being, no matter what they've done.

Andrea Arnold

I am obsessed with why people turn out the way they are.

Andrea Arnold

I can't remember why or how I started writing, but I think it was always a way of making sense of the world.

Andrea Arnold

I definitely feel sorry more people don't get to see my films. They aren't inaccessible, and if people got the chance to see them, I know they'd like them.

Andrea Arnold

I deliberately never read about films before I see them.

Andrea Arnold

I do believe some people can naturally act and don't know it.

Andrea Arnold

I don't feel very revengeful in life at all.

Andrea Arnold

I don't read reviews.

Andrea Arnold

I don't think estates are grim places.

Andrea Arnold

I don't think you can question your instinct; you should always trust it.

Andrea Arnold

I don't want to think too much about me.

Andrea Arnold

I find it kind of weird that directors want to put themselves in their films.

Andrea Arnold

I grew up in a working-class family, so I guess you could say I write from what I know.

Andrea Arnold

I hear filmmakers saying, 'I wanted to make to make a film about this issue, or this theme,' but I never start like that.

Andrea Arnold

I just like doing things from my own head.

Andrea Arnold

I love insects. They are amazing.

Andrea Arnold

I never write with an actor in mind - never.

Andrea Arnold

I normally go with the flow.

Andrea Arnold

I try and be truthful.

Andrea Arnold

I want to try and be instinctive as a writer and director.

Andrea Arnold

I was 18 when I got my first TV job.

Andrea Arnold

I was a freestyle dancer; I wasn't trained.

Andrea Arnold

I was never that comfortable in front of the camera, it always terrified me.

Andrea Arnold

I wonder whether my bleak-o-meter is set differently from other people's.

Andrea Arnold

I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying.

Andrea Arnold

I'm fascinated with what an audience will take away from an image.

Andrea Arnold

I'm lucky.

Andrea Arnold

I'm much happier behind the camera.

Andrea Arnold

I'm sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.

Andrea Arnold

I've got no education.

Andrea Arnold

I've not used a score in any of my films so far.

Andrea Arnold

Interestingly, I never thought I'd do an adaptation. I've also been quite against them. I think trying to translate one medium to another is wrong. I never really felt that books fitted into film. Generally people are disappointed, aren't they?

Andrea Arnold

My films don't give you an easy ride. I can see that. The sense I get is that people have quite a physical experience with them. They feel afterwards that they've really been through something.

Andrea Arnold

Obviously when you cast someone who hasn't acted before it can be a massive opportunity for them.

Andrea Arnold

Once I've finished a film I just want to get on and make another one.

Andrea Arnold

People ask, 'Are your things autobiographical?,' and I think, no, they're not autobiographical directly, but of course my life has informed my work.

Andrea Arnold

Sometimes when you're going fast, your instincts can be very useful.

Andrea Arnold

Usually, I make such small-budget films that I can't afford to buy weather.

Andrea Arnold

We're all quite vulnerable human beings really.

Andrea Arnold

Whenever I get fed up with life I love to go wandering in nature.

Andrea Arnold

With a lot of films, people are sitting on the outside looking in, but I want the audience to get a bit more intimately involved with what's going on, so that they maybe can experience it a little bit more intensely.

Andrea Arnold

You learn on every film so much.

Andrea Arnold

A lot of people have something to say about 'Wuthering Heights,' but nobody quite nails it.

Andrea Arnold