Paul Haggis Quotes & Sayings

53 most famous Paul Haggis quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 64 year old Canadian director born on Mar 10, 1953.

“For me, the most interesting people are ones who often work against their best interests. Bad choices. They go in directions where you go, 'No no no nooo!' You push away someone who is trying to love you, you hurt someone who's trying to get your trust, or you love someone you shouldn't.”
Paul Haggis Quotes
“I don't think it's the job of filmmakers to give anybody answers. I do think, though, that a good film makes you ask questions of yourself as you leave the theatre.”
“I am really drawn to damaged characters, and I have a lot of sympathy for them. Making those complicated characters empathetic is something to strive for. It's too easy to create a good guy or a good girl.”
“I have never pretended to be the best Scientologist, but I openly and vigorously defended the church whenever it was criticized, as I railed against the kind of intolerance that I believed was directed against it. I had my disagreements, but I dealt with them internally.”
“I wrote an episode for 'thirtysomething,' and a producer said, 'That's really good, but what is it about? What does it say about you? What questions are you asking yourself?' I had never thought about that. This comment changed who I was, because it made me look at my own soul, the dark corners in my soul, and accept that dark side.”
Paul Haggis Quotes
“As artists, we have to be brave. If we aren't brave, we aren't artists.”
Paul Haggis Quotes
“As a general rule, I don't plan to travel with my Oscars, but we may have to make an exception.”
Paul Haggis Quotes
“I like to write about things about which I have no answers, questions that trouble me. These things trouble me.”
Paul Haggis Quotes
“We all have these tendencies in us that could go this way or that. I think that's the real key in writing. To look at a character without judgment.”
Paul Haggis Quotes
“We give you characters we'd feel very comfortable judging, and then go: 'Oh yeah? Watch this'.”

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