Robert Bresson Quotes
Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
Listen, Television, Seeing
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is inspiration.
Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are.
Films, Using, Appear
In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
Word, Ordinary, Shine
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 on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
Life, Living, Again
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Might, Seen, Perhaps
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
Old, Becomes, Surrounds
Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.
Eyes, Body, Head