"You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all... Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it we are nothing."
"Walter Di Maria was very secretive. He didn't want to tell you what was the meaning of the work. Like Michael Heizer, they wanted you to experience the work, they wanted you to enter into the work. The idea of land art is related to the idea of the globe. The first image of the Earth gives you the idea that the Earth is an object, and you can design on it, you can draw on it. I recall when Walter once said, 'My new brush is a caterpillar and the earthquakes are the best way to shape a sculpture, which is the Earth.'" - Excerpt from Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
"I became a script writer with absolutely no idea of how to write a script whatsoever. I still feel a bit of an outsider in that regard, but if I can maintain that approach to screenwriting, it can continue to be enjoyable. An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany."
One of the lesser known film directors of the French New Wave and editors of Cahiers du cinema, Rohmer was before all a poet, philosopher and writer who crafted and expressed his ideas through film.
Jacques Fieschi's paid tribute to Rohmer at the 2010 Cesar Awards in Paris by saying, "Eric Rohmer seems to have escaped from [cinema's] reality by inventing his own laws, his own rules of the game. He had a very unique point of view on the different levels of language and on desire that is at work in the heart of each and every human being, on youth, on seasons, on literature, of course, and one could say on history. Éric Rohmer, this sensual intellectual, with his silhouette of a teacher and a walker. As an outsider he made luminous and candid films in which he deliberately forgot his perfect knowledge of the cinema in a very direct link with the beauty of the world."
"I’ve got a bass guitar that I smashed up on stage, and in some ways that’s like an artwork in itself. Put it this way, it looks more interesting smashed up than it does as being one piece. Sometimes out of destruction can come something quite interesting. Even though that wasn’t the intention at the time. In some ways because it’s an emotion and you’ve lost control at that point, sometimes what comes out can be quite positive."