''Show the people my head. It's worth it.''
'When I got to the shipyard during the August 1980 strike, it was one of the workers, who was wearing a white and red armband and led me to the negotiation room, said to me: “Please make a film about us.” “What kind of film can I make about you?” I replied. And he says: “Make a film called Man of Iron.” So I made that film to order of a single shipyard worker and I’m happy about that.''
- Andrzej Wajda