Posted on 18 February 2020 by forma

We have collected for you the Best 15 filmmakers Quotes. Those we love and have inspired us. Let us know which of these you prefer and feel closest to your thoughts and if you have others, write them in the comments.



“I think that ideas exist outside of ourselves. I think somewhere, we’re all connected off in some very abstract land. But somewhere between there and here ideas exist” David Lynch

David Lynch_Ereserhead 1977



“A Film is a petrified fountain of thought” Jean Cocteau


“When I looked at life through the camera I felt like i could finally see it”  Katherine Howe



“For me, filmmaking combines everything. That’s the reason I’ve made cinema my life’s work. In films, painting and literature, theatre and music come together. But a film is still a film”  Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa _ Wonderful Sunday 1947


“Film as dream. No Art passes our conscience in the way Film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls”  Ingmar Bergman


“Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater”  Roman Polanski


I think it’s a very strange question that I have to defend myself. I don’t feel that. You are all my guests, it’s not the other way around, that’s how I feel.
— Lars Von Trier

Lars Von Trier_Dogville 2003


“But having a good understanding of History, Literature, Psychology, Science – Is very, very important to actually being able to make a Film” George Lucas


“Most of the movies are working like, ‘Information, cut, information, cut, information, cut’ and for them the information is just the story. For me, a lot of things [are] information – I try to involve, to the movie, the time, the space, and a lot of other things – which is a part of our life but not connecting directly to the story-telling. And I’m working on the same way – ‘information, cut, information, cut,’ but for me the information is not only the story.”
― Béla Tarr



“Imagine a world alive with incomprehensible objects, and shimmering with an endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations of colour. Imagine a world before the ‘beginning was the word’― Stan Brakhage

Stan Brakhage_I…Dreaming 1988


“I’m working in a form of cinema that can be described, and has been described, as a diaristic form of cinema. In other words, with material from my own life. I walk through life with my camera, and occasionally I film. I never think about scripts, never think about films, making films” Jonas Mekas


“Each individual is the center of a personal vortex; and the aggressive variety and enormity of the adventures which swirl about and confront him are unified only by his personal identity. The integrity of the individual identity is counterpointed to the volatile character of a relativistic universe” Maya Deren



“The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise” ― Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky_Mirror 1975


“The artificial world that we create through images will essentially become real”
― Nicolas Winding Refn


“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out”
― Martin Scorsese

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