"I love principles and I hate rules"
"[..] I enjoy shooting a picture, being present, it is a way of saying: yes, yes, yes. [..] Photography is like that, yes, yes, yes, and there is no maybe or maybe the maybe should go to trash, because it is an instant, it is a presence, it is a moment and it is a respect of it and an enjoyment, even if you hate it, is an affirmation, yes!"
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."
"The morality of work is the morality of slavery, and the modern world has no need of slavery."
"You may say that people look for meaning in everything, but they don't. They've got life going on around them, but they don't look for meaning there. They look for meaning when they go to a movie. I don't know why people expect art to make sense when they accept the fact that life doesn't make sense."
“Real sages never gossip, never criticize persons. Because they understand so well. The French saying, "Tout comprendre rend très-indulgent," to understand all is to forgive all, is so true if you’re experienced in the way of dealing with ordinary problems.”
“Regard yourself as a cloud. Clouds never make mistakes. Did you ever see a cloud that was misshapen?.."
"Chi parla male, pensa male e vive male. Bisogna trovare le parole giuste. Le parole sono importanti"
'Those who can't speak properly won't be able to think and live properly. It is necessary to find the right words. Words are important.'
"You understood nothing because you're an average man, right? Well, yeah. But you don't know what an average man is. He's a monster. A dangerous criminal, conformist, colonialist, racist, slave trader, a mediocrity!."
"More than machinery we need humanity"