If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It's a positive force.
It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied.
I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing; it makes you feel like an idiot.
The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language, the same tensions appearing in the original. That's hard!
I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something.
It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel's aesthetic facade.
What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don't they?
Book reviews have never helped me. Most of them erred in their interpretations and their work has been a waste of time.
What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other.
I allow my intuition to lead my path.
All of my problems are rather complicated - I need an entire novel to deal with them, not a short story or a movie. It's like a personal therapy.
Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people, which is very gratifying.
As a rule, one should never place form over content.
I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams.
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