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.
The day we run out of petrol is the day Iran will be free.
I have no advice for anyone on how to live.
Cinema seats make people lazy. They expect to be given all the information. But for me, question marks are the punctuation of life.
A good movie is made by an initial burst of energy, the way that, when you are in school, your class exercises are always better than your final projects.
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.
Whenever people ask me what the story is for my next film, I won't tell and people feel it's because I'm being secretive or something, but it's actually because I'm ashamed to sum up a film in three sentences.
The calling of art is to extract us from our daily reality, to bring us to a hidden truth that's difficult to access - to a level that's not material but spiritual.
The world is my workshop. It is not my home.
All the different nations in the world, despite their differences of appearance and religion and language and way of life, still have one thing in common, and that is what's inside of all of us. If we X-rayed the insides of different human beings, we wouldn't be able to tell from those X-rays what the person's language or background or race is.