22 Mind-Blowing Brian Grazer Quotes

With films that have won Oscars and earned more than $12 billion, Brian Grazer is no stranger to success. For three decades he has produced some of the best films in a generation. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Brian Grazer quotes from his time.

“I believe in disrupting my comfort zone.”

“I can’t tell you anything other than I’m hoping it works out in the way that we want it to. But I’m optimistic.”

“I don’t think he wants that level of intimacy or sees the value in it, … He’s just the worker. He’s always been the worker. Now he’s the worker and the CEO.”

“I guess this film is about how our cultural zeitgeist works.”

“I like learning stuff. The more information you can get about a person or a subject, the more you can pour into a potential project. I made a decision to do different things. I want to do things that have a better chance of being thought of as original. I do everything I can to disrupt my comfort zone.”

“I only make movies that are interesting to me.”


“I probably should have a brand, but I think you can’t get the best artists to work for you if you’re branded. I get the trade-off, and I really would like to be more famous for my work, get more credit for my achievements.”

“I started in TV movies and then had success in my move to features with ‘Night Shift’ and ‘Splash’.”

“I wanted other people who have curiosity to understand they can kick it up a notch and it’s a superpower.”

“I was 45 years old when I decided to learn how to surf.”

“My creative is curiosity conversations…All conversations reveal some inner truth, and the information we get from a computer is different than something that becomes a biochemical event, like a real conversation.”

“No is just a moment in time.”

“Nothing to me is unexpected. No disappointment is unexpected – whether it’s movies or people or relationships. I’m always ready for the punch directly between the eyes. So I get hurt, but I never get hurt. Happens all the time.”

“She has a protective eye. She’s experienced a lot in her life and that intense protection is always in full operation.”

“The mystery, the excitement, the unpredictability has vanished. Of course, I’m as guilty as the rest.”

“The Porsche was just a vehicle to get to another place. I used it to change people’s perceptions of me. I had grown up really middle class. USC was filled with elitists, richies who would go skiing every weekend. So I pretended like I was part of that world – to be accepted.”

“There is evidence that people do want to watch shows back to back – that’s why DVR use is so high. When you’re able to DVR something, people will watch more than one episode.”

“There’s always a year when the pundits say the movie business is over.”

“They say that life is tough enough. But I guess I like to make things difficult on myself, because I do that all the time. Every day and on purpose. That’s because I believe in disrupting my comfort zone.”

“When I first started out in the entertainment business, I made a list of people I thought it would be good to meet. Not people who could give me a job or a deal, but people who could shake me up, teach me something, challenge my ideas about myself and the world.”

“You can’t get anything done trying to absorb and neutralize everyone else’s criticisms.”

“You have to trust yourself, not research. Not testing. Testing helps, but you have to trust your own taste. If your taste says something isn’t any good, don’t let research rationalize that out of its own truth.”

Here is a unique look into the road to success with Brian Grazer that led him to eventually write the book, ‘A Curious Mind.’

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