Robert Bresson Quotes

Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Exercises," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Exercises," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Gestures and Words," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: On Automatism," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: On Looks," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: On Poverty," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best—that is inspiration.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: The Real," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
The true is inimitable, the false untransformable.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: The Real," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: The Real," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).
In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "Further Notes 1960-1974," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).