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Always in life bad times will lead to great times. ---->>>

Is it possible that there are no coincidences? ---->>>

See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? ---->>>

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself. ---->>>

Anime is intended to have ambiguous features. That's part of the art form. ---->>>

'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu. ---->>>

Being insecure - I'm a master, a virtuoso - they can be handing me the keys to the kingdom and all I can think is, I hope I don't drop the key. ---->>>

When you say 'fear of the unknown', that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it's genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we're not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe. ---->>>

For instance, 'The Sixth Sense' had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention. ---->>>

Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters. ---->>>

I love my stories being multi-layered, and coming at it from different angles, so that you don't understand the film's true emotional motivation until the very end. ---->>>

There are a lot of things I can take, and a few that I can't. What I can't take is when my older brother, who's everything that I want to be, starts losing faith in things. I saw that look in your eyes last night. I don't ever want to see that look in your eyes again. ---->>>

I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered. ---->>>

My secret to all casting, and specifically kids, is cast good human beings. ---->>>

I have a naive outlook on life. That's who I am. ---->>>

I have worked hard and learnt that I have to make a decision - whether I am going to conform and protect myself or not. I chose not to. ---->>>

When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies. ---->>>

I don't want to pretend I'm any cooler or smarter than I am. ---->>>

The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23, and that was the greatest thing that could have happened. ---->>>

Are you in my dream too? ---->>>

I don't like to chase an audience. You can smell when someone is chasing an audience and it's not good. ---->>>

I offer originality: you don't know what my films are like until you go to them. I think that's the reason I've been getting all this attention. ---->>>

'The Exorcist' is the scariest movie ever made. It just felt dead-on real, like you were watching the existence of the devil. ---->>>

The thing that's protected me creatively is that the movies have made profits. ---->>>

There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water? ---->>>

I think I take what you might call a B-movie story, deal with B-movie subjects, and I treat it as if it's an A-movie in terms of my approach, my crew, my actors, my ethics and so on. I guess that's my trademark or one of them, anyway! ---->>>

I grew up watching Steven Spielberg and scary movies. ---->>>

I'm a big believer in our connection to nature. ---->>>

I feel most akin as an artist, in my life and my career, to Agatha Christie. ---->>>

I've never had an issue with studios. I believe in them as true creative partners in the process. ---->>>

If ever I was feeling down I would go and write something. It's a form of escape. ---->>>

If I had a big brother who was a year older than me or something, I probably wouldn't have ended up being a filmmaker. ---->>>

If I'm hesitant at all about an idea, then that's not the right idea. ---->>>

My biggest fear in life is to be average. ---->>>

My normal cycle for movies is eighteen months and each part is separate. ---->>>

Over the course of history, the people who are not scared go into the woods and are mauled by a bear, are not going to survive. ---->>>

That's something we should be taught as kids: To be okay with ourselves. ---->>>

There is no one looking out for us. We are all alone. ---->>>

The combination of the CGI, 3-D, and sound effects, it's just impossible to separate them. It gives you a more immersive experience, and I prefer that. ---->>>

When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. ---->>>

Movie making is not like other art forms, like painting, or writing a novel, because that can be digested or interpreted... It takes two years to make each one of these, and it's always judged on money. ---->>>

So 'The Last Airbender' 's philosophy and culture feels like a beautiful idea to me: That we inherently have connections to the elements and what they teach us, and to each other. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 08-06, 1970
Birthplace: Mahé, Puducherry, India
Occupation: Director

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan (; Maṉōj Nelliyāṭṭu Śyāmaḷaṉ; Tamil: மனோஜ் நெல்லியட்டு ஷியாமளன்; Malayalam: മനോജ് നെല്ലിയാട്ട് ശ്യാമളന്‍ ; born 6 August 1970) is an Indian American film director, screenwriter, author, producer, and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and surprise endings (wikipedia)