I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.
I was never polluted by the world of cinema. I didn't even have a TV until I was 16. My expression is a reflection of the world I have seen, and in that world everyone was barefoot in bathing suits, following the order of the sea, the natural order of sunrise and sunset.
The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story.
Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.
When you're so out there in the public eye, people are constantly criticizing every aspect about you.
Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance.
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
Academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion. Film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates.
The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.
Directing, I realize, on film is far more personal, you know. Cinema really is a director's medium. This is a very personal film.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.