"All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Michelangelo Antonioni on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Michelangelo Antonioni on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Michelangelo Antonioni on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Michelangelo Antonioni on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Michelangelo Antonioni on Mahatma Gandhi
"I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like."
"Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account of what stands behind the actors because the relationship between people and their surroundings is of prime importance."
"I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science."