Abbas Kiarostami Quotes & Sayings

49 most famous Abbas Kiarostami quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 77 year old Iranian director born on Jun 22, 1940.

Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“I spend a lot of time doing carpentry. Sometimes there is nothing that gives me the contentment that sawing a piece of wood does.”
“When I talk to some of the younger filmmakers, they are so worried about their films that, eventually, this state of being worried reflects itself in and helps the final work. Whereas, with projects that are meticulously planned, you look at the end result and it is full of emptiness.”
Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life.”
“Digital photography is, by definition, unfinished. You don't feel that after every 24 or 36 shots you have to change your film - you know you can go on for ever if you want. You can see the result immediately, and find out if your original idea is worth going on with or not, whether it can be corrected, whether it can be improved.”
Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“To me, AIDS is an international epidemic and every country can be affected by it. Therefore, it can be discussed on an international level. Unfortunately, AIDS doesn't require a visa.”
Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“Cinema seats make people lazy. They expect to be given all the information. But for me, question marks are the punctuation of life.”
Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“Good cinema is what we can believe, and bad cinema is what we can't believe.”
Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“I never reflect or convey that which I have not experienced myself.”
Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“I've often noticed that we are not able to look at what we have in front of us, unless it's inside a frame.”
Abbas Kiarostami Quotes
“In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture.”

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