"The French New Wave taught me that cinema is a desire, not a school. Cinema just happens, full stop. Nobody can tell you how to do it or what the rules are. And you do it with new faces. Personally I don't like actors who have already been the bearers of other withered desires. Isn't the camera more suitable for discovering than filming - for discovering the inner soul through those big, big mystery-revealing close-ups of which I am so fond?"
Catherine Breillat (director 36 fillette, Romance, A ma soeur) taken from Sight & Sound May '09.