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Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.

Roman Polanski

I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I’m not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction.

Roman Polanski

I did not have a reputation to defend.

Roman Polanski

I don’t really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don’t, it’s like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.

Roman Polanski

I never made a film which fully satisfied me.

Roman Polanski

I still had some honor… I still have some now.

Roman Polanski

I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I’m playing.

Roman Polanski

If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.

Roman Polanski

In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it’s on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent.

Roman Polanski

My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.

Roman Polanski

Normal love isn’t interesting. I assure you that it’s incredibly boring.

Roman Polanski

Whenever I get happy, I always have a terrible feeling.

Roman Polanski

You have to show violence the way it is. If you don’t show it realistically, then that’s immoral and harmful. If you don’t upset people, then that’s obscenity.

Roman Polanski

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