"I had a lot of encouragement and tolerance from my parents, but I also have many friends who didn't get that from their parents and in a way they have more strength from spending years where nobody believed in them."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Michel Gondry on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Michel Gondry on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Michel Gondry on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Michel Gondry on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Michel Gondry on Ernest Hemingway
"The beauty of doing film is that you construct whatever you do block by block and you can build something that will stay."
"At school I was very shy. I wasn't funny really."
"I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have."
"I shoot people in a way that makes the audience feel equal to them. And it's hard to express and it's hard to execute but I think it works on every level - the choice of the material the choice of the actor, my relationship with the actor, and so on."
"I've always loved 3D. In fact, as a kid, I was exposed to 3D at an early age because my grandfather was a specialist of 3D in cinematheques. And then my cousin put it in 'Science of Sleep' with toilet paper tube cities. But he was a specialist and I always wanted to do something in 3D."