Nationality is a very curious thing. The blood is Scots and the temperament is Scots, but I am, in fact, 100% American.
The best way to learn how to work with actors is to have had experience of trying to act yourself – it will teach you humility if nothing else.
Children are often better actors than adults because they have a greater capacity for believing in a situation.
The great directors managed to dissolve and disappear into the work. They make other people look good.