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JEAN-LUC GODARD
[b. 1930] French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic
Photography is truth. - Jean-Luc Godard

When you photograph a face, you photograph the soul behind it. - Jean-Luc Godard

Photography is truth. The cinema is truth 24 times per second. - Jean-Luc Godard

At a concert you don't listen to every note: you suddenly catch something, then you dream, then you catch something again. You think that's normal for a concert but when you go to the theatre you have to catch every word. That's what I call aesthetic imperialism. - Jean-Luc Godard

The invention of photography. For whom? Against whom? - Jean-Luc Godard

Photography could have been invented in color. Colors existed. - Jean-Luc Godard

There are no more simple images... The world is too much for an image. You need several of them, a chain of images... - Jean-Luc Godard

Reportage is interesting only when placed in a fictional context, but fiction is interesting only if it is validated by a documentary context. - Jean-Luc Godard

Why all these signs around us that make me doubt language and submerge me in meanings, drowning reality instead of extracting it from the imaginary? - Jean-Luc Godard

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