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Cinema Quotes


"War is cinema, and cinema is war" - Paul Virilio

"Cinema is dead, long live cinema." - Peter Greenaway

"Cinema is like dream." - Susanne Katherina Langer

"Cinema is incredibly concise." - Yann Martel

"I love cinema." - Tommy Lee Jones

"Napoleon is pure cinema, and cinema was designed for sharing." - Kevin Brownlow

"I believe there's only good cinema and bad cinema." - Abbas Kiarostami

"'Napoleon' is pure cinema, and cinema was designed for sharing." - Kevin Brownlow

"Cinema is movement, after all." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon." - Wim Wenders

"Cinema is an art form." - Anurag Kashyap

"The essence of cinema is editing." - Francis Ford Coppola

"90 percent of Indian cinema is crap" - Rahul Bose

"I have always hated the cinema." - Fernando Arrabal

"Cruel men cry easily at the cinema." - Graham Greene

"I believe that perfection handicaps cinema." - Jean Renoir

"Oh how Shakespeare would have loved cinema!" - Derek Jarman

"Cinema has reached a dead end." - Peter Greenaway

"Doing cinema is not about watching yourself" - Charlotte Rampling

"The cinema is death at work." - Jean Cocteau

"Cinema and emotion trump reality for me." - Bryan Fuller

"Doing cinema is not about watching yourself." - Charlotte Rampling

"I'm not educated about cinema or genres." - Imtiaz Ali

"I'm an idol of cinema? Oh, wow." - Dennis Quaid

"Cinema was my rite of passage." - John Singleton

"Cinema is a world of imagination." - Marjane Satrapi

"I don't go to the cinema much." - Tom Felton

"Is the cinema more important than life?" - Francois Truffaut

"The best cinema is about ethics." - Alexander Payne

"I'm not coming from film school, I learned cinema in the cinema watching films." - Wong Kar-wai

"Never seek financial independence in independent cinema since independent cinema doesn't make money." - Mitra Farahani

"What is most important is that the brand African cinema is going beyond African cinema." - Jihan El-Tahri

"I've always believed that true cinema is cinema of the imagination." - Sergio Leone

"I think American cinema, particularly, has become so disposable. It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking." - Eriq La Salle

"Good cinema is what we can believe, and bad cinema is what we can't believe." - Abbas Kiarostami

"There is more to Indian cinema than just Bollywood. I think regional cinema, especially Tamil and Marathi cinema, are exploring some really bold themes." - Anurag Kashyap

"I live in cinema. I feel I've lived here forever." - Agnes Varda

"Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you." - Lea Seydoux

"The cinema is an explosion of my love for reality." - Pier Paolo Pasolini

"I think that cinema has always progressed through exchanges." - Jacques Audiard

"My hatred for Japanese cinema includes absolutely all of it." - Nagisa Oshima

"My life is existing. Cinema is certainly not my life" - Bruno Dumont

"There are only two types of cinema - good or bad." - Yash Chopra

"I don't like differentiating between art and commercial cinema." - Deepika Padukone

"American cinema is international like the fairy tales were international." - Bertrand Tavernier

"Cinema Paradiso' is a fantastic film, I love that." - Freddie Highmore

"A cinephile is someone who expects too much of cinema." - Serge Daney

"Cinema is not a playground for Sharon Stone." - Peter Greenaway

"The cinema is truth 24 frames-per-second" - Jean-Luc Godard

"Cinema as a means of expression fascinates me." - Orson Welles

"It's incredible how much cinema can do. We forget." - Leos Carax

"Cinema is always a political art, at the end." - Pablo Larrain

"Cinema can transform pain and trauma into something beautiful." - Anna Biller

"What is fiction or cinema if not escape?" - Jeff Feuerzeig

"Maybe I should stay a good soldier of cinema." - Werner Herzog

"Cinema is magic in the service of dreams." - Djibril Diop Mambety

"Theatre is life. Cinema is art. Television is furniture." - Anonymous

"The Cinema is too rich; it is obese." - Isidore Isou

"The page has turned. Cinema is finished for me." - Brigitte Bardot

"Cinema plus Psychoanalysis equals the Science of Ghosts." - Jacques Derrida

"Cinema is a reflection of its own society." - Shohreh Aghdashloo

"There are no rebels in the cinema business." - Beatrice Dalle

"Cinema has become a global economy, totally international." - Lasse Hallstrom

"Cinema is much more than heroes and villains." - Anurag Kashyap

"For me, cinema is a vice. I love it intimately." - Fritz Lang

"Used properly, cinema is the coolest thing in the world." - Jacques Audiard

"The cinema that interests me departs from realism." - Jacques Audiard

"Cinema has opened a world of possibilities up for me." - Antonio Banderas

"Even the great bad guys in cinema history, they're likable." - Balthazar Getty

"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world." - Jeanluc Godard

"Cinema basically examines a personality first and the body afterward." - Peter Greenaway

"French cinema audiences usually don't express anything. Certainly not satisfaction." - Michel Hazanavicius

"I think there's a fear of difference in American cinema." - Ira Sachs

"I am really not interested in the cinema." - Brigitte Bardot

"In cinema, the leading player is the director." - Ben Kingsley

"Cinema sustains life. It captures death in its progress." - Harmony Korine

"Cinema is a medium that can translate ideas." - David Lynch

"Cinema has the capacity to be so physiological." - Kathryn Bigelow

"Cinema is universal, beyond flags and borders and passports." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I grew up watching a lot of French cinema." - J.H. Wyman

"I like my cinema gritty, I like my eggs gritty." - David Letterman

"The British cinema had been very dull and conformist." - Karel Reisz

"I don't know anything about life, but everything about cinema." - Romy Schneider

"Hong Kong cinema is something you can't duplicate anyway." - Martin Scorsese

"I grew up watching a lot of French cinema." - J H Wyman

"The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty." - Marie Trintignant

"Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema." - James Broughton

"Cinema is so slow and boring compared to television." - Steven Moffat

"The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema" - Alfred Hitchcock

"'Cinema Paradiso' is a fantastic film, I love that." - Freddie Highmore

"The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death." - Jim Morrison

"Cinema is capitalism in its purest form.... There is only one solution - turn one's back on American cinema." - Jean-Luc Godard

"If you say one gets influenced watching a character, I think its foolish. Cinema reflects society; society rarely reflects cinema." - Kajol

"The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life." - Jean-Luc Godard

"My life, my reading, everything about me revolves around the cinema. So for me, cinema is life, and vice-versa." - Sergio Leone

"I know there is one kind of cinema that exists in the world, that is good or bad cinema." - Raj Kapoor

"The movies I like are always movies where cinema is reinvented like if it was the beginning of cinema." - Bernardo Bertolucci

"Radio through television becomes a species of Cinema. Why shouldn't Cinema, in turn, become a species of radio?" - Isidore Isou

"If you say one gets influenced watching a character, I think it's foolish. Cinema reflects society; society rarely reflects cinema." - Kajol

"We cannot put cinema in parallel with the political, because politics are something dirty and cinema is not dirty." - Ali Suliman

"Cinema to me is like a religion. If I was going to have a religion it would be cinema." - Ron Perlman

"Cinema is all about going back from shadow to light and back and forth: cinema is a place of transgression." - Bruno Dumont

"I'm a huge fan of world cinema, because each country uses cinema in a very individual way." - Mike Figgis

"I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas." - Jeanluc Godard

"I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas." - Jean-Luc Godard

"When I'm doing theatre, I prefer to be doing cinema. When I'm doing cinema, I prefer to be doing theatre." - Peter Otoole

"My cinema - the '50s, '60s - is different from the cinema today so I thought that it would not be bad to show that kind of cinema where we could dream." - Gina Lollobrigida

"Most cinema is not about images but text. Why on earth have we based cinema on text? Why can't we break that umbilical cord? Why do we have to pollute cinema?" - Peter Greenaway

"French cinema has always been very interesting, and it's still very powerful. I think it goes to show that it's great to still have a cinema that doesn't try to emulate, for example, American cinema." - Louis Leterrier

"Film students should stay as far away from film schools and film teachers as possible. The only school for the cinema is the cinema." - Bernardo Bertolucci

"Good cinema is what we can believe and bad cinema is what we can't believe. What you see and believe in is very much what I'm interested in." - Abbas Kiarostami

"I demand that a film express either the joy of making cinema or the agony of making cinema. I am not at all interested in anything in between." - Francois Truffaut

"For a long time I have compared cinema to music, I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music" - Isabelle Huppert

"Let us start with the title of War and Cinema. The important part of the title is not War and Cinema." - Paul Virilio

"There's a whole, that is a whole subgenre within martial arts cinema. The supernatural martial arts movie. Particularly within Asian cinema." - Scott Derrickson

"If you're going to break cinema, film, and movies apart, very rarely to you get the opportunity to even think that you've been a part of cinema." - Kiefer Sutherland

"The select group of people who do make realistic cinema, who do make cinema perhaps a little more acceptable to the Western audience, is a very small percentage." - Amitabh Bachchan

"Indian cinema gives you everything that western cinema doesn't. It's maseladar and spicy. If you like Indian food, I think you'll love Indian movies." - Shahid Kapoor

"I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness." - Pedro Almodovar

"Jean-Luc Godard said that cinema is the truth 24 frames a second. I think cinema is lies 24 frames a second." - Stanley Donen

"There's a difference between watching a film and watching a bit of cinema and enjoying a film as a piece of cinema." - Nick Frost

"For a long time I have compared cinema to music, I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music." - Isabelle Huppert

"The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are." - Tom Hanks

"From the American newspapers you'd think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars." - Nancy Astor

"Vivek Oberoi is the most over rated actor in Hindi cinema" - Sanjay Leela Bhansali

"One of the most original and poetic works of cinema made anywhere in the seventies." - Werner Herzog

"Music is music whether it is for the stage, rostrum or cinema." - Erich Wolfgang Korngold

"I ask of cinema what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Cinema has no boundaries...we all belong to the same artistic community." - Bruce Willis

"People all over the world feed upon U.S. cinema and don't know about their own." - Michel Ocelot

"Cinema is dominated by stars you like from the get go." - Claude Lelouch

"I am very happy to be part of European and world cinema as a British filmmaker." - Mike Leigh

"A movie is something you see, cinema is something that's made." - Steven Soderbergh

"If you do' like the films of Samuel Fuller , then you just do' like cinema." - Martin Scorsese

"Architecture exists, like cinema, in the dimension of time and movement" - Jean Nouvel

"Movies suddenly became film and cinema an art form and terribly chic..." - Judith Crist

"Cinema verite is not the film of truth, but the truth of film." - Jean Rouch

"Movie queens diffuse into Cinema haze, while libertines read pornozines in street cafes." - Al Stewart

"Relating a person to the whole world: that is the meaning of cinema." - Andrei Tarkovsky

"Realism is always subjective in film. There's no such thing as cinema verite" - Crispin Glover

"Cinema without risk is like having no sex and expecting to have a baby." - Francis Ford Coppola

"To be only spectacular should be 5 or 10 percent of cinema." - Jean-Luc Godard

"The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desires." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Cinema, for me, has always been something like music composed with photographic images." - Roger Ebert

"If you don't like the films of Samuel Fuller , then you just don't like cinema." - Martin Scorsese

"The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I spent my entire time reading books and going to the cinema, just to escape." - Michael Caine

"I look on cinema as a pulpit, and use it as a propagandist." - John Grierson

"When you go to the cinema you look up, when you watch television you look down." - Jean-Luc Godard



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