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    The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desires.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: ideas  money  american 
     
    What is your greatest ambition in life?' 'To become immortal... and then die.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: ambition  immortal  die 
     
    Film begins with DW Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: film 
     
    To live in society today is like living in one enormous comic-strip.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: society  living  live 
     
    If direction is a look, montage is a heartbeat. To foresee is the characteristic of both; but what one seeks to foresee in space, the other seeks in time.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: time  space 
     
    When we talked, I talked about me, you talked about you, when we should have talked about each other.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    Killing a man in defense of an idea is not defending an idea; it is killing a man.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: men  ideas 
     
    Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: time  truth  photography 
     
    Art is not a reflection of reality, it is the reality of a reflection.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: world  beautiful 
     
    I don't think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can't kiss a movie.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: women  movie  film  kiss 
     
    Sometime reality is too complex. Stories give it form.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: reality  stories  complex 
     
    Give me more. Let's do what has not been done.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    I learned from Rossellini that you are rich even if you have a little money.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: money 
     
    In films, we are trained by the American way of moviemaking to think we must understand and 'get' everything right away. But this is not possible. When you eat a potato, you don't understand each atom of the potato!
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: right  film  american 
     
    "Away, away," says hate. "Closer, closer," says love.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: hate 
     
    Cinema is not a series of abstract ideas, but rather the phrasing of moments.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: moment  ideas 
     
    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
    tags: people  living  attention 
     
    People like to say, 'What do you mean exactly?' I would answer, 'I mean, but not exactly.'
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: people 
     
    A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: stories 
     
    He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    Hollywood was invented by hoodlums from central Europe. And today a Hollywood lawyer is not a hoodlum. He's a bureaucrat.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    Cinema is movement, after all.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: film 
     
    There is no point in having sharp images when you've fuzzy ideas.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: ideas 
     
    Self-portraits have been done in painting, but never in music or literature. It has no meaning, it makes no sense. And in movies I was wondering if it could. And how.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    I am a painter with letters. I want to restore everything, mix everything up and say everything.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    There is no such thing as intellectual property.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: property 
     
    I don't know if I am free because I am happy or happy because I am free.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    I've always said that to make movies, to make images and sound, is possible by one way or another. And it has not to be ruled by the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Pharaohs from Hollywood or wherever. I have tried very hard to make even a small budget picture here. It always fails. Over a dozen times. And now I know why. It was only because I wanted to be in control of the money. To spend it the way I wanted.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: time  control  movie  money  fail 
     
    You don't make a movie, the movie makes you.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: movie 
     
    Words and action in movies are the spirit or the mind. And these days the body is almost completely forgotten. In the beginning the body - nature - was more part of the action.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: nature  action  body  movie  mind  spirit 
     
    If you have $300,000 to shoot a cigarette on a table, it's an enormous amount of money. Maybe that's why my movies are the way they are. But it's the only way I can make a living.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: living  movie  money 
     
    When you photograph a face . . .you photograph the soul behind it.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: soul 
     
    Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    When sex gets problematic, the totalitarianist walks in.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: sex 
     
    Cinema teaches us about the human body and how we look at things.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: human  body 
     
    Film is like a personal diary, a notebook or a monologue by someone who tries to justify himself before a camera.
    — Jean-Luc Godard
    tags: personal  film 
     
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