Cinema Quotes

In film, you are a totally different person than in the video.

Acting: An art which consists of keeping the audience from coughing.
– Ralph Richardson

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
– Jessamyn West

The saving grace of the cinema is that with patience, and a little love, we may arrive at that wonderfully complex creature which is called man.
– Jean Renoir

Cinema has only been around for about 100 years. Has all of the world’s violence towards women taken place only within the past 100 years?
– Richard King

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.
– Jeanne Moreau

Movie making is the process of turning money into light. All they have at the end of the day is images flickering on a wall.
– John Boorman

What puzzles most of us are the things which have been left in the movies rather than the things which have been taken out.
– Agnes Repplier

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay home and see bad television for nothing?
– Samuel Goldwyn

Cinema explains American society. It’s like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don’t have a place.
– Jacques Delors

It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around.
– Mary Pickford

Film is like a personal diary, a notebook or a monologue by someone who tries to justify himself before a camera.
– Jean Luc Godard

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we’re echoing what’s been done way in the past.
– Walter Salles

The trouble with a movie is that it’s old before it’s released. It’s no accident that it comes in a can.
– Orson Welles

Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
– Antoine Fuqua

Of course all films are surrealist. They are making something that looks like the real world but isn’t.
– Michael Powell

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
– Alfred Hitchcock

There are only three ages for women in Hollywood – Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.
– Goldie Hawn

That was the ending I wanted for Blackmail, but I had to change it for commercial reason.
– Alfred Hitchcock

I’ve spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.
– Wilson Mizner