I don't think that my films are 'literary'; they are based on the most ordinary things of life.
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.
I think that high art reposes on popular art, without one there cannot be another.
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
You have to know how to go against the trend of the times.
Western civilization shapes the content of my films, provides me with subjects that haven't been used before.
I don't owe my success to state subsidies but to a faithful public which has sustained me.
You can't think of nothing.
A good film is also a documentary
The French are very individualistic.
The French don't seek out alliances except when there are difficulties.
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