20 Darren Aronofsky Quotes on Filmmaking, Storytelling, and Channeling a Character’s Emotional World

Friday marks the release of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple whose relationship is tested when Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer’s characters show up to their home. Our own Jason Bailey called it “formally impressive and deeply disturbing.” While we wait to see the movie, we’re revising some of Aronofsky’s best quotes about filmmaking, screenwriting, taking creative chances, and working closely with characters as they tackle the director’s twisted thrillers and obsessive roles.