Éric Rohmer, Six Moral Tales (trans. Sabine d'Estrée)
“You can't think of nothing.”
"I don't think that my films are 'literary'; they are based on the most ordinary things of life."
"I do not say with words. I do not say it with images either... I do not say, I show. I show people
who move and speak. That is all I know how to do, but that is my true subject."
“For one never makes a film out of nothing. To shoot a film is always to shoot something,
be it fiction or reality, and the more shaky the reality, the more solid the fiction must be.”*
“But if I didn't read, I'd think, and thinking, when you come down to it, is the most painful thing
of all, and the most monopolizing” *
Éric Rohmer, *Six Moral Tales, 1974
Éric Rohmer, The Sign of Leo, 1962