“(Malick) sees himself, I believe I can speak for him, as building a house. I don’t know why it’s accepted that people who make things in our business are then expected to sell them. I don’t think it computes with him.“
“He wants to focus on the making of and not the selling of the real estate. It is an odd thing for an artist to sculpt something and then be salesman.” – Brad Pitt on the absence of Terrence Malick at The Tree of Life Cannes Premiere.
“I think to his mind the most sincere gesture he could make to the audience is to let the audience interpret it as they will, each on their own individually. And any influence on that corrupts the process.” Dede Gardner on Terrence Malick’s absence at the Cannes Film Festival.