Best Collection of John Lasseter Quotes

John Lasseter, American Director ( January 12, 1957 - )

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I think 'Disney Infinity' is exciting. It's hard to even call it a video game, because it's so different. What excites me about this is how it's going to put more and more of what happens in the game into the hands of the user; it's up to them. You can play it to where everything's laid out for you.~John Lasseter

Game Me Hands

People who get into animation tend to be kids. We don't have to grow up. But also, animators are great observers, and there's this childlike wonder and interest in the world, the observation of little things that happen in life.~John Lasseter

Life Little Things Great

Computers don't create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.~John Lasseter

Computers Artist Create

You can achieve all the things you want to do, but it's much better to do it with loved ones around you; family and friends, people that you care about that can help you on the way and can celebrate you, and you can enjoy the journey.~John Lasseter

Family Journey Friends

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.~John Lasseter

Art Technology Challenges

My father pulled into Pearl Harbor four days after the bombing, and he said, everything was still burning. He said they never told the public how bad it was. It was really bad.~John Lasseter

Father Everything Bad

When you're a director, you really live whatever you do.~John Lasseter

Live You Director

People want to be creatively satisfied, and having fun is such an important part of that.~John Lasseter

Having Fun Fun People

'Cars' was about Lightning McQueen learning to slow down and to enjoy life. The journey is the reward.~John Lasseter

Life Learning Journey

We make the kind of movies we like to watch. I love to laugh. I love to be amazed by how beautiful it is. But I also love to be moved to tears. There's lots of heart in our films.~John Lasseter

Love Beautiful Heart

'Cars' is simply near and dear to my heart.~John Lasseter

Heart Dear Simply

Every young person gets so excited about new software packages and new technology.~John Lasseter

Technology Young Software

You cannot base a whole movie on just the imagery alone. It has to be the story and the characters.~John Lasseter

Alone You Story

I realized that people make cartoons for a living. It had never dawned on me that you could do this as a career.~John Lasseter

People Me Living

Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.~John Lasseter

Challenge Play Animation

Animation is the only thing I ever wanted to do in my whole life. I have no desire for live-action or anything else.~John Lasseter

Life Desire Animation

I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.~John Lasseter

Joy Theme Park

I love movies that make me cry, because they're tapping into a real emotion in me, and I always think afterwards: how did they do that?~John Lasseter

Love Me Movies

Soon I learned that the worse the puns and jokes, the funnier they could be, if you knew how to deliver them.~John Lasseter

You Soon Learned

Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.~John Lasseter

Mother Baby Simple

If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.~John Lasseter

Children Great Drive

I do what I do because of Walt Disney. Goofy. Mickey Mouse. I never forgot how their films entertained me.~John Lasseter

Me Mickey Mouse Never

What I love about Goofy is the flesh on his cheeks. You can almost feel it.~John Lasseter

Love You Feel

I am, by nature, an honest person. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. There is no 'behind closed doors' with me.~John Lasseter

Nature I Am Me

Everything I do and everything Pixar does is based on a simple rule: Quality is the best business plan, period.~John Lasseter

Best Business Simple

Art challenges technology, but technology inspires the art.~John Lasseter

Art Technology Challenges