A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
— Billy Wilder
Sunset Boulevard (1950).
Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954).
No one ever leaves a star. That’s what makes one a star.
Billy Wilder with his three Oscars for writing, directing and producing Best Picture winner “The Apartment” at the 33rd Academy Awards
Making pictures is a bit like walking into a dark room. Some people stumble across pieces of furniture, others break their legs, but some of us see better in the dark than others.
Billy Wilder | Interview with John Bradshaw (1975)