falling in love is the most natural thing in the world. Everybody has been through it, everybody has scars, everybody wants to restart falling in love.— Gaspar Noe
The most pioneering Gaspar Noe quotes that are glad to read
Hallucinations are an inner experience in which most of the time you forget you're there.
You feel touched by a movie in a good or bad way or you have a strong reaction to something that's totally artificial, to an imitation of life. But that imitation of life that you see on the screen can affect you almost as if it was real.
Maybe the dreams make the people stronger, whatever.
I feel very protected when I see a movie. That's why I like making violent movies or radical movies.
I always think of moments of love with someone I love.
I think it's more normal to make a movie dealing with love, sexual or not, than to make movies about bank robberies, which very rarely happen in real life. So I would say the problem is not what some people feel is normal, I would say the problem is why this whole industry is far more obsessed with filming scenes of dominance, guns, invasion.
It's funny, when you start talking about primitive scenes, so many people have seen their parents having sex.
If you sue somebody it takes two years, three years, and your anger just gets lost in between. And even if you win or lose the trial, it takes such a long time. If you want to really take a personal revenge, you'd better do it by yourself and at the right time.
What I don't like in movies dealing with the illustration of altered states of consciousness is that usually you see the guy from the outside.
Sometimes I have better relationships with my barber then with people who are into cinema from an upper class.
Everybody wants to lie to himself, pretending that there's something else besides only the normal life you're living in.
From a simple, mammal perspective, you think you're going to make friends through the movie. You think, "Oh, this kind of humor that I play with will bring people that have a similar kind of humor. I'll make new friends," or something. You don't even think in terms of audience or of money.
You wake up because you killed someone and you're afraid of going to jail.
And the moment you wake up you feel safe and it's over and you can meet that person in the street and you're not going to jail. The good thing about dreams is that they erase some kind of desire, because after your dreams you feel you've done it, and you're relieved.
In France, it's just.., if you're the son of someone, you can be sure that you will have a good life. Because you're the son of this guy or the daughter of that guy you will be introduced to this person who will give you a job even if you're totally incompetent.
In most cases, I don't know how much, I cannot say if it's ninety nine percent or eighty percent, but the problem with incestuous relationships is that they often come from frustration. And from need of power.
I think that it's much brighter just to assume that you're an animal in the jungle and you have to survive.
Tokyo is like a huge futuristic pinball machine.
It's like a bubble with two lost creatures inside a pinball machine that doesn't care about them. The other thing is, it's very colorful.
If you're a Bosnian and suddenly you get attacked by the Serbs, there's just one way of getting rid of your opponents. It's taking revenge and trying to fight as hard as you can.
Vengeance is a human right.
Filmmaking is just a very luxurious and efficient way of expressing yourself.
If I had to go through a tunnel ten years without making any movies like Bunuel, I don't mind, as long as I did one good movie.
In life, some people just know that they have the power of their money.
They can sign checks, contracts, and things like that. And they think they are bright just because they can sign these things because someone gave them the possibility to have this economic power over you. And they behave as censors.
I think that in the American film industry - or even in the European cinema - movies are made not to disturb any kind of class or any kind of minority.
In England they need a king, in Spain they need a king, in France there is no more king. But they consider the president as if he was a king.
France is a very paternalistic society where people have to be introduced.
It's not that I dislike the police, but I would never go to the police for anything. It's just that I prefer not..., not calling them.
I notice that I feel safer among women when I do drugs. I would never do drugs with male friends.
I'm very much into vengeance, in the way that if someone attacks you, you have to attack him twice if you want to survive.
In French you say, "I'm alone against the world" and that means "I hate everybody and everybody's against me."
The negative has to be done on an A and B [roll] so you don't see the cuts, the splices on the frameline.
Scope movies shown on TV letter-boxed are always the big budget movies.
The only reason I would call the police is if someone is getting aggressed in the street and I'm behind a window.
Sometimes when I make a movie, my main goal is to show the movie to one particular director.It's not about competing. It's mostly about someone who did something that blew your mind and you want to see if you can render the joy.
When you start a movie... when it's a short, people don't care... but when it's a feature they want money.
I think that people can fall in love with someone who is not of their own generation.
The good thing about forbidding the death penalty is that society won't be able to kill people who are not guilty, but at the same time there are some people that are just such a mental mess that, you know, they will never get out of their obsessions and they can keep them forever.
I think you direct a movie just to express your own self.
If you just open your dictionary, "morality" is the sense that separates good from evil. And if you really want to see what evil is, it just says that "evil is the opposite of good." And if you ask "Then what is good?" it says that it's the opposite of evil.
That's why workers in France like horsemeat, because it's like a male thing that makes you strong. Cow meat is a much more female meat.
You can put whatever you want inside evil and good in morality.
If I had a kid, and someone had touched my kid, I am sure that if I had a gun or a knife, I would go and stab the person who I supposed touched my kid.
If someone disturbs you... they didn't kill you, but you really feel like "I wish this guy was dead"... you know that you will not kill him yourself, but if he gets struck by a truck or by a train, you would really be happy.
On an everyday level, I use alcohol and drugs in general mostly to be in a happier mood, with the people around me.
I belong to the petit bourgoiusie somehow, because of my parents.
Horsemeat is the most male meat you can think of.
Make a movie that you can be proud of.
I am Left Wing. I am a Humanist.
Societies have progressed much more during times of peace than during wars.
I don't want to give any lines to anybody because otherwise they come out like bricks from their mouths. The important thing is the meaning of the scene, not the words you use, and I prefer that you find your own words to express the scene.