Quotes by Charlie Kaufman

Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating.
– Charlie Kaufman
I want to try it to see what it's like and see what my stuff looks like when I take it from inception to completion.
– Charlie Kaufman
I was trying to figure out what a memory feels like.
– Charlie Kaufman
I'm not a celebrity. I'm intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don't have any interest in it. I don't have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can.
– Charlie Kaufman
So when I write characters and situations and relationships, I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world, limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives.
– Charlie Kaufman
These things are important to me, these things I write. I recognize and embrace the notion of collaboration - and other people should, too.
– Charlie Kaufman
You are what you love. Not what loves you.
– Charlie Kaufman
When I'm writing, I'm trying to immerse myself in the chaos of an emotional experience, rather than separate myself from it and look back at it from a distance with clarity and tell it as a story. Because that's how life is lived, you know?
– Charlie Kaufman
There's no way to approach anything in an objective way. We're completely subjective our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.
– Charlie Kaufman
In a lot of movies, especially big studio ones, they're not constructed in any other way than to get people to like them and then tell their friends. It's a product.
– Charlie Kaufman
If you create something that is asking for people to respond as they're going to respond, you have to allow them to respond as they're going to respond. Some of the people are going to be uninterested and some people are going to be mad for some reason, which is their business. That's just the way the world is.
– Charlie Kaufman
I've kind of come to the conclusion that what passes for realism in movies has nothing to do with reality and that my stuff is more realistic than that.
– Charlie Kaufman
I've had to deal, a lot, with my own sense of intimidation at meeting famous people - especially actors, but really any famous people.
– Charlie Kaufman
I'm not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life.
– Charlie Kaufman
I'm interested in trying to explore what I think is the truth at a given time in my life, and part of the process of being honest is - in my mind - talking about the idea that you're watching a movie. You're sitting here watching a movie. And I like that. It appeals to me intellectually, and also in a way I can't even explain.
– Charlie Kaufman
I wanted to deal with someone's idea of their relationship.
– Charlie Kaufman
I think you just assume that your memory is just sort of a video playback of your experience, but it's nothing like that at all. It's a complete refabrication of an event and a lot of it is made up, because you're filling in spaces.
– Charlie Kaufman
I think generally I'm kind of interested in subjective experience, what goes on inside someone's head, that being all they really know of the world.
– Charlie Kaufman
I really don't have any solutions and I don't like movies that do.
– Charlie Kaufman
I have a lot of health anxiety.
– Charlie Kaufman