Our normal expectations about reality are created by a social consensus. We are taught how to see and understand the world. The trick of socialization is to convince us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. What we call reality is only one way of seeing the world, a way that is supported by social consensus.
On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical, but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary couple in a language that everyone can understand.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't a true love.. the love that speaks the language of the world.
I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they'd hire you, and that's where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it's the actor's responsibility to publicize his or her films.
Because, if we understand how a building is to be produced and we find a way that it can be more simply produced, then obviously we are contributing to building better buildings more easily.
I've lost all my money on these films. They are not commercial. But I'm glad to lose it this way. To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto D. and The Bicycle Thief.
The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it.
A creation implies a superabundance of reality, in other words an irruption of the sacred into the world.
What I say now is that the way the world underestimates me will be my greatest weapon. People pat me on the head, and I go to myself, oh, and aren't they going to be surprised.
Each new film is like a trial. Before I step in front of the camera, I do not know whether I am going to fall or whether I am going to fly - and that is exactly the way I want it to stay.
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.
I have been making films for the last 25 years and have played characters created and inspired by others, and I often enjoyed myself doing that.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
I'm going to make a film where not one word is really important. I'm going to make it all action.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
But it wasn't just a technical approach towards the piano, studying the music for this film was also a way of approaching the soul of the film, because the film is really about the soul of Schubert and the soul of Bach.