The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.
There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.