• My movies are not movies of answers but of questions.
  • In Hollywood you always feel a bit like a hake. The publicists march people up and down in front of you and they interview you ... You feel like the turbot and the sea-bream go by, and you're the hake.
  • I don't consider myself a dark person. I just like to play with dark characters.
  • [on Abre los ojos (1997)] I started developing the idea in the middle of a fever. I had a cold and spent a few days in bed and it was there that I started developing the idea.
  • [on Vanilla Sky (2001)] I felt very honored and very excited. It's been weird because watching the same story done with a completely different tone, it was so weird. I remember when I saw the film for the first time, I kept thinking, "Well, I would have done this differently." But then I realized, "Well, of course, I've already done it!" So that's the point that's interesting to me. He [Cameron Crowe] really made his film. It's like the same song with two different voices. That's what I appreciate about it. Plus the buttload of money.
  • I don't dream too much, or I don't remember what it is I dream. But I guess that the world of perception, and the world of perspective, and the world of desire, interests me. And that has to do with dreams. And actually, going to the movies is like dreaming, isn't it?