Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Agnes Varda

I saw 'Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs' when it came out, didn't like it too much. I found she was stupid.
Agnes Varda
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I've always loved polka dots. Ah, oui. It is a joyful shape, the polka dot. It is alive.
Agnes Varda
My father was Greek, but he turned French during the war, and my mother was French. So I'm French, but I have Greek blood.
Agnes Varda
I wore black until I was twenty-five, like many young people. Everybody did. It was crazy! But now, getting older, I think color does me good.
Agnes Varda
My mind is often half-sleeping, like in a daydream.
Agnes Varda
I had flops, I had success.
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When I was younger, people were inventing a new way of writing - James Joyce, Hemingway, Faulkner. And I thought we had to find a structure for cinema. I fought for a radical cinema, and I continued all my life.
Agnes Varda
I enjoy the time passing. I think it's a privilege to be in friendship with time.
Agnes Varda
Sometimes I do things that are not really the right way because I'm daring, in a way.
Agnes Varda
I was not raised with films. And when Alain Resnais did the editing on my first film, he said, 'You should go to the Cinematheque.' I didn't even know we had one in Paris.
Agnes Varda
Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist.
Agnes Varda
I wasn't attracted to American cinema, but I fell in love with Los Angeles the minute I arrived.
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When I love somebody, I cannot drop it out of my life. Love is not something like you open and you close, you know?
Agnes Varda
I am small. I was always small. But only physically.
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I make documentaries from time to time to remind myself of reality. It's like musicians doing scales to keep their fingers working: when you're in the street, listening to people, you're forced to be in the service of your subject.
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I didn't see myself as a woman doing film but as a radical film-maker who was a woman.
Agnes Varda
I'm not interested in seeing a film just made by a woman - not unless she is looking for new images.
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I'm curious. Period. I find everything interesting. Real life. Fake life. Objects. Flowers. Cats. But mostly people. If you keep your eyes open and your mind open, everything can be interesting.
Agnes Varda
Maybe something that amuses the Americans is that they are so worried about age, and I'm not at all.
Agnes Varda
My parents named me Arlette, and I changed it to Agnes when I was young. I didn't like it because I don't like names with 'ette' - you know, it looks like a little girl's name.
Agnes Varda
I am a woman. I think I have the spirit, the intelligence, and - dare I say - the soul of a woman.
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Aging is interesting, you know? I really love it.
Agnes Varda
I think I was a feminist before being born. I had a feminist chromosome somewhere.
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Aging for me is not a condition but a subject.
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When artists die early, they become idols even more.
Agnes Varda
I don't want to become a serious, annoying sociologist. I try to regard sociology as a part of everyday life.
Agnes Varda
I didn't have a career; I made films. It's very different.
Agnes Varda
Like everybody, I wanted to meet Andy Warhol. I was impressed by his work and how daring he was. I think he changed the cinema completely, simply by opening his camera and letting it go.
Agnes Varda