"Most of the movies are working like, 'Information, cut, information, cut, information, cut' and for them the information is just the story. For me, a lot of things [are] information - I try to involve, to the movie, the time, the space, and a lot of other things - which is a part of our life but not connecting directly to the story-telling. And I'm working in the same way - 'information, cut, information, cut,' but for me the information is not only the story."
- Béla Tarr
"The blossom of the pear tree is the most prosaic, vulgar thing in the world. The less one sees this particular blossom, the better."
- Sei Shōnagon