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
It is an example of what films can do, how they can slip past your defenses and really break your heart. -
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
How you frame things is a moral decision. -anonymous