The problem is that censors create the concept of obscenity. By supposedly trying to protect us they form an absurd concept of what is obscene.— Catherine Breillat
The most delightful Catherine Breillat quotes to get the best of your day
Only conformists are ever adored.
If you want to preserve your virginity, it's about not wanting to belong to the human species.
If I stop making films, I will die. I can tell myself that one day I will stop living. But I cannot bear the fact that the day will come when I will no longer be making films.
There is no masculine psychology in my cinema.
There is only the resentments and desires of women. A man should not attempt to recognize himself in my male characters. On the other hand, he can find [in the films] a better understanding of women. And knowledge of the other is the highest goal.
Be what we make, and not who we are.
I know why I make films -cinema is a mode of expression that allows you to express all the nuances of a thing while including its opposites. These are things that can't be quantified mentally; yet they can exist and be juxtaposed. That may seem very contradictory. Cinema allows you to film these contradictions.
I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.