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Great Steven Spielberg Quote – applies to all creatives

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This is an interview from after Close Encounters became a hit. And I think this quote applies to just about every creative endeavor.

“I think the toughest thing for a director to do is to know what he wants. It’s not how to get what you want, it’s knowing what you want.

So many people make movies, and they don’t know what you want. They say, I think I want the person to scream now, or I think I want you to act like you’re happy… no scared!

Once you know what you want, once you have a clear vision — you can figure out how to get it.”

- Steven Spielberg