” If you go back and look at President Reagan’s speeches, they bring you to tears almost. “


” You know, people have actually changed the way they think about nuclear weapons now, post-Cold War, post-9/11. The threat of nuclear weapons is not so much Russia attacking the United States, China. It’s not a state-to-state – it’s obviously terrorism, it’s proliferation. “


” Film is a very collaborative medium. If you’re smart enough, you learn how to maintain your vision while drawing resourcefully from all the people around you. “


” Being scared is really a good thing. It’s being scared of being scared that’s bad. Being scared of walking through your fear, going to a place of true creativity – that’s what an artist is, that’s what he does. If you do that, then being inspired by your contemporaries or people from the past is really great. “


” In 1998, I was screening ‘Good Will Hunting’ at Camp David. And I was saying, ‘Nice to meet you, Mr. President. Nice to meet you, Mrs. Clinton.’ Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger, Senator Daschle. It was an extraordinary day. “


” Honestly, when I had the idea to make ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ and I was going out and raising the money, and I said, ‘I want to make a movie about Al Gore’s slide show, will you give me a million dollars?’ People thought I was insane, looked at me cross-eyed. “



All 6 Lawrence Bender Quotes about You in picture


If you go back and look at President Reagan
You know, people have actually changed the way they think about nuclear weapons now, post-Cold War, post-9/11. The threat of nuclear weapons is not so much Russia attacking the United States, China. It
Film is a very collaborative medium. If you
Being scared is really a good thing. It
In 1998, I was screening
Honestly, when I had the idea to make

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