I do not say with words. I do not say it with images either.… I do not say, I show. I show people who move and speak. That is all I know how to do, but that is my true subject.
You have to know how to go against the trend of the times.
I think that high art reposes on popular art, without one there cannot be another.
Western civilization shapes the content of my films, provides me with subjects that haven't been used before.
I don't think that my films are 'literary'; they are based on the most ordinary things of life.
The French don't seek out alliances except when there are difficulties.
But if I didn't read, I'd think, and thinking, when you come down to it, is the most painful thing of all, and the most monopolizing
A good film is also a documentary
I don't owe my success to state subsidies but to a faithful public which has sustained me.
You can't think of nothing.
The French are very individualistic.
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