I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.
There is no new wave, only the sea.
You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.
Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.
You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were.
I brought the film like a flower to the world.
I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people.
My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more.
To observe a profoundly stupid individual can be very enriching, and that's why we should never feel contempt for them.
Films with a message just make me laugh.
Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.
I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.
We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police.
I'm not pessimistic about people in general, but only about the way they live.
I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn't mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.
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