“I’m not an intellectual at all. But intellectuals are amusing and so when I write, I write about them in comic dilemmas and in comic situations. If I was pressed as an intellectual, I would be dead. But, as a writer, just making jokes about them, I can do that as something that interests me, because for whatever reason — whatever accident — I happen to find that part of the social milieu amusing and so it always seems to come out inadvertently in everything I do.”—Woody Allen on the humor in intellectuals.
“The editing of the film, for me, you know, you start off with very great ambitions, you know, like, ‘Citizen Kane,’ and then you shoot the film and then you get into the editing room, you realize that you screwed up so irredeemably that you just, you edit the film in any configuration to avoid embarrassment. The editing process becomes the floundering of a drowning man”—Woody Allen on editing.
“It’s making it electronically quicker to break up. It’s not really affecting the real content, it’s just the cosmetics — you meet people quicker, you can lose people quicker. But, you know, it doesn’t really affect anything significant. You’re still going to have trouble. It’s a sad situation for everybody and the electronics, you know, just facilitates the anxiety.”—Woody Allen on how technology affects relationships.