Steven Spielberg is widely regarded as one of the best directors and producers in history. At 10 years old, When Spielberg’s father gave him an electric toy train as a gift, Spielberg would have fun creating train wrecks by ramming his miniature trains into each other and eventually they would break. The first time this happened, Spielberg’s father repaired the trains but warned him that if he broke the trains again, he would take it away from him. So Spielberg had the idea of using his family’s home video camera to shoot close-up shots of his trains crashing so that if they eventually broke, he could relive that moment by watching it over and over again. He became increasingly ambitious in his productions and eventually started filming narrative movies that he would show off in school.

Today, Spielberg is the wealthiest and most powerful moviemaker in Hollywood. His films have grossed a combined $9 billion worldwide. He’s directed more than 50 films many of them achieving box office records including Jaws, E.T.Indiana Jones series, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Minority Report and many more. He’s won many awards for his movies, but also for his work on human rights and social issues.

Here are Steven Spielberg‘s 15 most inspiring quotes that will encourage you to dream big.
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Top 15 Inspiring Steven Spielberg Quotes

“All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that’s why it takes so long.”

– Steven Spielberg

“I’m not really interested in making money. That’s always come as the result of success, but it’s not been my goal, and I’ve had a tough time proving that to people.”

– Steven Spielberg

“I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living.”

– Steven Spielberg

spielberg quotes dream night day all day dream for a living

“I’ve always been very hopeful which I guess isn’t strange coming from me. I don’t want to call myself an optimist. I want to say that I’ve always been full of hope. I’ve never lost that. I have a lot of hope for this country and for the entire world.”

– Steven Spielberg

“This opportunity … allows all of us to reach out directly to open a much wider door.”

– Steven Spielberg


“Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.”

– Steven Spielberg

“Whether in success or in failure, I’m proud of every single movie I’ve directed. ”

– Steven Spielberg

spielberg quotes whether in success or in failure proud of every single movie directed

“You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can’t even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.”

– Steven Spielberg

“Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make.”

– Steven Spielberg

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

– Steven Spielberg

“My imagination won’t turn off. I wake up so excited I can’t eat breakfast. I’ve never run out of energy.”

– Steven Spielberg

“You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!”

– Steven Spielberg

spielberg quote You shouldn’t dream your film you should make it

“Our one goal is to give the world a taste of peace, friendship, and understanding through the visual arts, the art of celebration of life.”

– Steven Spielberg

“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives. ”

– Steven Spielberg

“Sometimes a dream almost whispers… it never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear. ”

– Steven Spielberg

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