Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest directors and film makers in the history of Hollywood. He is considered as one of the founding members of New Hollywood era.

Spielberg's movies have covered numerous themes and genres and have influenced other prominent directors and script writers. In a career spanning more than four decades, Spielberg has made some of the best blockbuster movies of all times including Jaws, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and Jurassic Park.

As the legendary movie maker and director celebrates his 69th birthday on Friday, here are some of his most famous quotes:

"Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone."

"When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it's you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, film-making is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself."

"There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility."

"The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time."

"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves."

"You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can't even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know."

Source: Brainy Quote