You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
France is the only country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian.
Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window - that is at once interesting.
I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius.
What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films.
They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won't work. She was an original.
Hollywood didn't kill Marilyn Monroe, it's the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood.
A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.
France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper.