Zitat des Tages von Francois Truffaut:
Film lovers are sick people.
To be a film-maker, you are almost forced to be surrounded by contradictions... You must have talents of so many different kinds - talents that are contradictory.
I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.
Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood, because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings.
An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
Is the cinema more important than life?
I want my audience to be constantly captivated, bewitched, so that it leaves the theatre dazed, stunned to be back on the pavement.
When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.
I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.
The film of tomorrow will be an act of love.
The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary.
During the war, I saw many films that made me fall in love with the cinema.
I am less instinctive as I try to be more professional - about the music, about the sound.