François Truffaut (6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984)
François Truffaut Quotes
''When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.''François Truffaut (1932-1984), French film director. letter, Jan. 15, 1980. Letters (1989, French edition, 1988).
''I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.''François Truffaut (1932-1984), French film director. Letter, May-June 1973, to director Jean-Luc Godard. Letters (1989).
''All film directors, whether famous or obscure, regard themselves as misunderstood or underrated. Because of that, they all lie. They're obliged to overstate their own importance.''François Truffaut (1932-1984), French film director. letter, Jan. 8, 1981. Published in Letters (1988).
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