"I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Michelangelo Antonioni on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Michelangelo Antonioni on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Michelangelo Antonioni on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Michelangelo Antonioni on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Michelangelo Antonioni on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."