My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. -Robert Bresson

The artist is always the servant, and is perpetually trying to pay for the gift that has been given to him as if by a miracle. Modern man, however does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice. -Andrei Tarkovsky

When the lights go down in the cinema, our gaze stops flitting, settles and becomes quite steady. We just sit there, letting the images flow out over us. We're participants in a dream. And manufacturing dreams, that's a juicy business. -Ingmar Bergman