"It is true that for the cinema I have a sentiment of dusk, but isn’t that the time when the most beautiful walks are taken? In the evening, when the night falls and there is the hope for tomorrow? Lovers rarely ever walk about hand in hand at seven o’clock in the morning… for me, dusk is a notion of hope rather than despair."
"There is something, however that I am beginning to find very beautiful in the cinema, something very human which gives me the desire to continue working in it until I die, and that is precisely that I say to myself that the cinema and myself may die at the same time… and when I say “cinema” I mean cinema as it was invented. In other words, cinema, which deals in human gestures and actions (unlike painting or music or dance) in their reproduction, can probably last, such as it was invented, for the duration of human life… This means that it is true that the cinema is a passing thing, something ephemeral, something that goes by."