The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.
The future of American film lies on television.
The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
Are we simply waving farewell to the days when some of the most interesting thinking in Europe and America came to us from our fiction film-makers? BBC2, which once introduced and showed great films, now shows none.
When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.
In those days, the early 1980s, TV and film were interchangeable.
In oratory the will must predominate.
Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
If the purpose of the stumpy little NFT theatre under Waterloo Bridge is not to acquaint young audiences with Ozu, with Ophuels, with D. W. Griffith and with Agnes Varda, then what exactly does it exist for?