"Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Jean-Luc Godard on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Jean-Luc Godard on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Jean-Luc Godard on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Jean-Luc Godard on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Jean-Luc Godard on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas."
"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world."
"A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order."
"I don't think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can't kiss a movie."
"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second."