"It is obvious that art cannot teach anyone anything, since in four thousand years humanity has learnt nothing at all.
We should long ago have become angels had we been capable of paying attention to the experience of art, and allowing ourselves to
be changed in accordance with the ideals it expresses. Art only has the capacity, through shock and catharsis, to make the human
soul receptive to good. It’s ridiculous to imagine that people can be taught to be good…Art can only give food – a jolt – the
occasion – for psychical experience." ― Andrei Tarkovsky
"Art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship.
It severed an umbilical cord and now lives its own sterile life, generating and degenerating itself.
In former days the artist remained unknown and his work was to the glory of God." ― Ingmar Bergman
"Where is it that we were together? Who were you that I lived with? The brother. The friend.
Darkness, light. Strife and love. Are they the workings of one mind? The features of the same face?
Oh, my soul. Let me be in you now. Look out through my eyes. Look out at the things you made.
All things shining" ― Terrence Malick
"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." ― Akira Kurosawa