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).
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  • ''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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