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Michael Bay Quotes

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Michael Benjamin Bay

Michael Bay quotes: the big budget filmmaker’s cocky quotes.

“I go out there to win.  People don’t care if you die in this business.  The only way I get back is with success.”

“The psychological root behind this competitive streak is that I was an athlete when I was young and took sports really seriously.  I look at directing as a sporting event.  It’s a race, a marathon.  It’s great when it clicks – which is why I push my crews so hard, so we can excel.”

“Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor.  The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.”

“A lot of directors don’t want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor.  But I love it.  I thrive on it.”

“It is really cool to have created a movie that has turned out to become the biggest movie of the year.”

“Some nights I sleep like a baby.  Other nights it’s, ‘Oh God, I just came up with a bomb shot.'”

“I filmed my first little Super 8 movie by stealing my mum’s Super 8 camera where I set some fires to some of the models, which actually caught the drapes of my bedroom on fire!  The fire department came.  I was grounded for three weeks and it was my very first movie.”

“When I was a kid, I had a dream.  I dreamed of a world where every woman was a supermodel and every dude was a bodybuilder.  Except for some nerds, but they were nerds who hung out with jocks and robots.  Everyone was tan.  Everything exploded.  Everything was awesome, all of the time.”

“What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle.  You have got to think fast in this business, you’ve got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.”

“The press don’t like to say nice things because nice is boring.  It’s much better to label me the devil.  What we do is not brain surgery.  We are entertainers, plain and simple, and we’re responsible to bring that money back, to make a profit.”

“I don’t read what critics say about me.  I don’t have to.  I’m my own worst critic.  I watch all my movies constantly.  Just last night, after the sun set, I brewed myself a coffee on my Lamborghini Coffee Maker, retail $1,750.”

“I make movies that audiences like, that I’d want to see.  That’s all.”

“Directing is not a job.  It’s more like a career.  Which is great!”

“Don’t tell anyone, but I’d do this for free.”

“Fast cars are my only vice.”

“I don’t change my style for anybody.  Pussies do that.”

“Who am I, anyway?  Just some guy.  I wake up, I go to work, I blow up a couple buildings, then I go home to my beach house in Malibu, where I eat dinner on a floating table in my infinity pool.  Last night, dinner was a hamburger.  Just another hamburger.  Sure, the beef was Wagyu.  Sure, the bread was a couple slices of New York Pizza, still fresh because I had them vacuum-sealed and flown cross-country on my Gulfstream G-650 Ultra-Speed Superjet, retail $10 million.”

“Thank you.  If anyone would like to ask me further questions, you can find me online at MichaelBay.com or 15 miles offshore from Los Angeles in my Orsos Floating Island, retail price $5 million… a nice house to read in.”

“My name is Michael Bay, and I believe in dreams.”

About the author: Cory Johnson likes hip-hop, comedy, cold beer, curvy women, and writing. His net worth is $11 million dollars.