"We feel that we have very little to say to each other. Nevertheless, we are in a system, a star system - this is a temple of culture, we are the big priests, and you are, I don't know what... or I do know what you are. The real contradiction, and we can't resolve it, is that we have nothing to say to each other, and here we are in front of each other dying to say something, and the only game we know is the question and answer game. I don't know how to deal with it any more, but we still deal with it. We just fell obliged to stay because of the money."
"I see no difference between the theater and movies. It is all theater. It is simply a matter of understanding what theater means. That is not generally understood. I mean, what do you call the place where a movie is seen if it is not a theater?"
"I'm sorry, I can't answer that question because I see no difference between the concrete and the abstract."
"Before I was an amateur in a professional system. Now I'm a professional in an amateur system."
"Because if the French New Wave was powerful, it was because it was only four people or four kids who were talking to each other. Every time there is a new movement in cinema (...) it only lasts two or three years... The people involved were not yet established directors. They were not afraid to talk to each other about what they were doing. Today, they are afraid."
"I have a strong need in my work to be criticized and to know where I was wrong or right, but with evidence. I'm afraid to be the only judge of my own picture. I need to be criticized, but with good evidence. If I were to commit a crime I would need evidence from you proving whether or not I had a reason to commit the crime. I read the review you did of my last picture, but I don't care whether you like it or not, I want the evidence."
"I'm very solitary, that's all - I can't dismiss it. Inside, I'm very much in communication with a lot of people and things who absolutely don't know I'm in communication with them."