Au Hasard Balthazar, Robert Bresson.
One day the painter Degas was trying to write poetry and he meets Mallarmé and says to him, “I was trying to write a poem today, but I didn’t have any ideas.” Mallarmé said, “But you don’t write poems with ideas. You write poems with words.” It’s the same with the cinema. You don’t make a film with the theatre of life but with images put together.
Robert Bresson, nesta entrevista com Ronald Hayman.