Cinema Quotes

Most popular cinema quotes

Cinema is like dream.
I dream for a living.


Cinema is halfway between life and art.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer.
The cinema has no boundary; it is a ribbon of dream.
Photography is truth.  The cinema is truth 24 times per second.
The movies enable an actor not only to act, but also to sit down in the theater and clap for himself.
There are two cinemas: the films we have actually seen and the memories we have of them.  The gap between the two widens over the years.
The cinema, having replaced the public executions and bare-knuckle fights of earlier ages, is the modern arena of peril, sadism, and death.
No such thing as a literary film or a figurative film exists.  There exists only cinema, which incorporates the experience of all the other arts.
The cinema, a somewhat dubious Muse . . . incapable of waiting, whilst all the other Muses wait, and should be painted and sculpted in waiting poses.
The cinema . . . is a total environment medium, and the wider the screen and the louder the sound, the more sense one has of being swallowed up in it.
Cinema is a kind of pan-art. It can use, incorporate, engulf virtually any other art: the novel, poetry, theater, painting, sculpture, dance, music, architecture.
When I'm alone in a projection room, I have a foolproof device for judging whether a picture is good or bad. If my fanny squirms, it's bad. If my fanny doesn't squirm, it's good. It's as simple as that.
Cinema resembles so many other arts.  If cinema has very literary characteristics, it also has theatrical qualities, a philosophical side, attributes of painting and sculpture, and musical elements.  But cinema is, in the final analysis, cinema.