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“To be or not to be. That's not really a question.”
Jean Luc Godard
“He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“It's not where you take things from — it's where you take them to.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Why must one talk? Often one shouldn't talk, but live in silence. The more one talks, the less the words mean. (Nana Kleinfrankenheim, Vivre Sa Vie)”
Jean-Luc Godard, La Nouvelle Vague
“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.”
Jean Luc Godard
“To be immortal and then die”
Jean-Luc Godard, Breathless
“Suddenly, I don't know what to say. It happens often to me. I know what I want to say, I think about whether it is what I mean, but when the moment comes to speak, I can't say it.
- Nana Kleinfrankenheim, Vivre Sa Vie.”
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“First there was Greek civilization. Then there was the Renaissance. Now we’re entering the Age of the Ass.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Objects exist and if one pays more attention to them than to people, it is precisely because they exist more than the people. Dead objects are still alive. Living people are often already dead.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“The world isn't a sad place, it's just big.”
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“Sometime reality is too complex. Stories give it form.”
Jean Luc Godard
“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Mirrors should reflect before sending an image.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“What is your greatest ambition in life?'
'To become immortal... and then die.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Every edit is a lie.”
Jean Luc Godard
“When we talked, I talked about me, you talked about you, when we should have talked about each other.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Photography is truth.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“There is no such thing as intellectual property.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Le cinéma, c'est vingt-quatre fois la vérité par seconde.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“If you want to make a documentary you should automatically go to the fiction, and if you want to nourish your fiction you have to come back to reality.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“I am a painter with letters. I want to restore everything, mix everything up and say everything.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“The cinema is truth 24 frames-per-second”
Jean Luc Godard
“i've always wanted, basically, to do research in the form of a spectacle.”
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tags: film
“My aesthetic is that of the sniper on the roof.”
Jean Luc Godard
“In a sense, fear is the daughter of God, redeemed on Good Friday. She is not beautiful, mocked, cursed or disowned by all. But don’t be mistaken, she watches over all mortal agony, she intercedes for mankind; for there is a rule and an exception. Culture is the rule, and art is the exception. Everybody speaks the rule; cigarette, computer, t-shirt, television, tourism, war. Nobody speaks the exception. It isn’t spoken, it is written; Flaubert, Dostoyevsky. It is composed; Gershwin, Mozart. It is painted; Cézanne, Vermeer. It is filmed; Antonioni, Vigo. Or it is lived, then it is the art of living; Srebrenica, Mostar, Sarajevo. The rule is to want the death of the exception. So the rule for cultural Europe is to organise the death of the art of living, which still flourishes.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Poetry is a game of loser-take-all.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“It's not where you take things from - it's where you take things to.”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Patricia: Do you know William Faulkner?
Michel: No. Who's he? Have you slept with him?”
Jean-Luc Godard
“Every film is the result of the society that produced it. That’s why the American cinema is so bad now. It reflects an unhealthy society.”
Jean-Luc Godard

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