Akira Kurosawa Quotes
For me, film-making 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.
Human beings share the same common problems. A film can only be understood if it depicts these properly.
Human beings are unable to be honest with themselves about themselves. They cannot talk about themselves without embellishing.
I believe that what pertains only to myself is not interesting enough to record and leave behind me. More important is my conviction that if I were to write anything at all, it would turn out to be nothing but talk about movies. In other words, take 'myself', subtract 'movies', and the result is zero.
I like unformed characters. This may be because, no matter how old I get, I am still unformed myself.
It is quite enough if a human being has but one field where he is strong. If a human being were strong in every field it wouldn't be nice for other people, would it?
So long as my pictures are hits I can afford to be unreasonable. Of course, if they start losing money then I've made some enemies.
The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they've been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heros.