45 Best Quentin Tarantino Quotes About Life, Success, And Movies

Tarantino filmmaking quotes are inspiring.

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The quintessential American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is best known for his unapologetic repetition of themes and motifs.

His unusual sinister crime genre is what makes his fan go gaga over him. Tarantino's skilled use of the camera to create blissful memories on the silver screen bags him great recognition in the world of cinema.

Tarantino made his debut in the early '90s. 'Pulp Fiction' made him into a superstar. Since then he has explored the realms of slick gangster dramas, gritty historical pieces, and classic war films. His films glue the audience to their chair taking them through a journey of intense moments with his cast's jaw-dropping performances. He might be a wealthy director, but for the fans his real wealth lies in his movies.

Quentin Tarantino is always accorded for iconic dialogues. As he would say, "I double dare you" to read our selected Quentin Tarantino quotes and revisit these time immemorial movies. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down some of the greatest Quentin Tarantino quotes.

You may also look at ['Pulp Fiction' quotes] Steven Spielberg quotes.

Quotes From Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino quotes on the crime genre are awesome.

You would want to pay attention when 'Mr. White' speaks at the dinner table. You wouldn't miss famous lines from 'Reservoir Dogs' and other movies, now would you? Take a look at these Quentin Tarantino quotes from movies. You will also find some 'Kill Bill' quotes here.

1. "I don't wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you're standing in my way, one way or the other, you're gettin' outta my way."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Reservoir Dogs'.

2. "Precautions must be taken because life is too sweet to lose."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'The Hateful Eight'.

3. " When engaged in combat, the vanquishing of thine enemy can be the warrior's only concern. Suppress all human emotion and compassion. Kill whoever stands in thy way, even if that be Lord God or Buddha himself. This truth lies at the heart of the art of combat."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Kill Bill' Vol. One.

4. "Yeah, that's easy for your to say, you're Mr. White. You have a cool-sounding name. Alright look, if it's no big deal to be Mr. Pink, do you wanna trade?"

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Reservoir Dog'.

5. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

- Samuel L. Jackson, 'Ezekiel 25:17' in 'Pulp Fiction'.

6. "Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Kill Bill' Vol. One.

7. "It's mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality!"

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Kill Bill' Vol. One.

8. "Justice delivered without dispassion is always in danger of not being justice."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'The Hateful Eight'.

9. "Till they invent a trigger a woman can't pull, if you're a hang man, you're going to hang woman."

-Quentin Tarantino, 'The Hateful Eight'.

10. "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Reservoir Dogs'.

11. "If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions."

-Quentin Tarantino, 'Pulp Fiction'.

12. "Do you know what this is? It's the world's smallest violin playing just for the waitresses."

– Quentin Tarantino, 'Reservoir Dogs'.

13. "That woman deserves her revenge and we deserve to die."

– Quentin Tarantino, 'Kill Bill' Vol. One.

14. "He musta thought it was white boy day. It ain't white boy day, is it?"

— Quentin Tarantino, 'True Romance'.

15. "I'd lost faith in anyone giving me money- and then that's when I got the money."

― Quentin Tarantino, 'True Romance'.

16. "Gentlemen you had my curiosity ... but now you have my attention."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Django Unchained'.

17. "Anybody accidentally kills anybody in a fight, they go to jail. It's called manslaughter."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'.

18. "Everybody calm down. I'm simply a customer trying to conduct a transaction."

Quentin Tarantino, 'Django Unchained'.

Quentin Tarantino Quotes From 'Inglorious'

Tarantino movie quotes mirrors historical relevance.

The waking hour when the 21st-century audience dipped their taste in the director's historical revenge fantasy, 'Inglorious'. The movie sees a platoon of Jewish-American soldiers plotting vengeance on Adolf Hitler and the whole Third Reich. Here is a list of famous Quentin Tarantino quotes, hold on to the gnawing vengeance while you read this part.

19. "My name is Lt. Aldo Raine and I'm putting together a special team, and I need eight soldiers. Eight Jewish-American soldiers. Now, y'all might've heard rumors about the armada happening soon. Well, we'll be leaving a little earlier."

-Aldo Raine.

20. "Not only shall I remove it (uniform), I intend to burn it."

- Pvt. Butz.

21. "We will be cruel to the Germans, and through our cruelty they will know who we are."

- Lt. Aldo Raine.

22. "I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing."

- Col. Hans Landa.

23. "Look, she's not a military strategist. She's just an actress."

- Lt. Archie Hicox.

24. "It's only the offspring of slaves that allows America to be competitive athletically."

- Joseph Goebbels.

25. "I'm aware what tremendous feats human beings are capable of once they abandon dignity."

- Col. Hans Landa.

26. "This night is for you, me, the German military, the High Command, their family and friends. The only people who should be allowed in the room are the people who will be moved by the exploits on the screen."

- Frederick Zoller.

27. "We ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we're in the killin' Nazi business."

- Lt. Aldo Raine.

Director Quentin Tarantino Quotes On Life And Directing

A dreamer, esoteric, and artist is how we define the man behind these great movies. Here are few quotes that explain the mind of this filmmaker.

28. "Mr. Pink looks at Mr. White as if he's useless."

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Reservoir Dogs'.

29. "You don't have to know how to make a movie. If you truly love cinema with all your heart and with enough passion, you can't help but make a good movie."

- Quentin Tarantino.

30. "As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are."

- Quentin Tarantino.

31. "Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race."

- Quentin Tarantino.

32. "Mr. White and Mr. Pink have a very ungraceful and realistic fight. They go at each other like a couple of alley cats."

― Quentin Tarantino, 'Reservoir Dogs'.

33. "I was kind of excited to go to jail for the first time and I learnt some great dialogue."

-Quentin Tarantino.

34. "Hamburgers! The corner-stone of any nutritious breakfast."

-Quentin Tarantino.

35. "I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling."

- Quentin Tarantino.

36. "If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels."

- Quentin Tarantino.

37. "A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, 'Tell the truth'. Reveal a few secrets here."

- Quentin Tarantino.

38." I love Elmore Leonard. To me, 'True Romance' is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie."

-Quentin Tarantino.

39. "I'm a historian in my own mind."

-Quentin Tarantino.

40. "His movie is called 'Planet Terror', and mine is called 'Death Proof.' Mine is sort of a slasher film, but instead of a knife, it's a car.His, he's dealing with zombies and all that stuff. I think he might end up being more violent, but I'm not finished with my script yet, so you never know."

-Quentin Tarantino.

41. "Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns."

-Quentin Tarantino.

42. "I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do."

-Quentin Tarantino.

43." Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life."

-Quentin Tarantino.

44. "I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience."

-Quentin Tarantino.

45. "When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it."

-Quentin Tarantino.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Quentin Tarantino quotes then why not take a look at George Lucas quotes, or Alfred Hitchcock quotes.


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