The father figure is something I love but also suffocate from and want to work against.

I think I can work with any type of actor.

These days I’m mostly familiar with two parts of L.A.: one is movie culture and the other is Asian culture. The Westside is work and the Eastside is Chinese – which means my friends.

I’m actually living my life with the material I choose to work with.

Ang Lee Work Quotes

I did a women’s movie and I’m not a woman. I did a gay movie and I’m not gay. I learned as I went along.

Ang Lee Women Quote

When I grew up in Taiwan the Korean War was seen as a good war where America protected Asia. It was sort of an extension of World War II. And it was of course the peak of the Cold War. People in Taiwan were generally proAmerican. The Korean War made Japan. And then the Vietnam War made Taiwan. There is some truth to that.

The source of all the material comes from nothingness illusion is working more on things you can prove. That’s the principle the essence of life it is actually an illusion not immaterial. That’s worth pursuing. So illusion is not nothing. In a way that is the truth.

Ang Lee Truth Quotes

I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic. The desert the empty space the drama.

Ang Lee Romantic Quote

Sexuality is a big issue but there are others – how much you commit to a relationship to social obligation to honesty and being honest with yourself.

Ang Lee Relationship Quote

In the past I’ve made movies that were pretty universally liked. You can’t really hate them. You can discard them but you can’t really hate them.

I look at American movies the big muscles and try to apply that to Chinese film-making.

I have a lot of repression. So repression is what I make movies about.

I think a lot of people do big movies not because they are talented artists but because they can function in the circumstances.

Making movies is a way of understanding myself and the world.

After making several tragic movies in a row I was looking to do a comedy and one without cynicism.

3D is quite a lot more advanced in animated movies for live-action movies we’re just taking baby steps we’re just in the beginning.

Ang Lee Movies Quotes

When I sent those scripts that was the lowest point of my life. We’d just had our second son and when I went to collect them from hospital I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers the screen showed I’ve got $26 left.

If there’s something that can be formulated regulated give you security then nobody would lose money. Every movie would be successful. And that’s certainly not the case.

Sensitivity and money are like parallel lines. They don’t meet.

Ang Lee Money Quotes

I hope people don’t compare 2D and 3D because 3D’s new it’s unfair to compare to 2D which is really sophisticated even when we’re jaded about it. 3D just began give it a chance let the equipment and projection system catch up and be better let the price go down let more filmmakers get a hold of it more easily.

Ang Lee Hope Quote

I don’t have incredible knowledge about films or of filmmaking history I’m not that kind of person.

Ang Lee History Quote

The fear factor actually brings the genuineness.

Ang Lee Fear Quote