I think it's awful and ugly and a complete waste of talent. Why is he wasting his talent? ... why doesn't he make a movie that would uplift kids and teach them something? All this sex and violence, sex and violence. He's like a dog chasing his tail.
Elizabeth Stone, U.S. ex-wife of filmmaker Oliver Stone. As quoted in the New Yorker, p. 53 (August 8, 1994).
Stone was commenting on her celebrated ex-husband's most recent movie, Natural Born Killers. Interviewer Stephen Schiff noted that Oliver Stone (b. 1946), who was present, was listening to her with a "coaxing grin," looking "triumphant, as though this were the response he had hoped for."