Akira Kurosawa quotes

Born
March 23, 1910 Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan.

Died
September 6, 1998.

Occupation
Director and screenwriter.

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese director and screenwriter.

If you want to be a great director, be a great screenwriter.
– Akira Kurosawa
The truth is in the mystery.
– Akira Kurosawa
In a mad world only the mad are sane.
– Akira Kurosawa
Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
– Akira Kurosawa
There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.
– Akira Kurosawa
A truly good movie is enjoyable too. There’s nothing complicated about it.
– Akira Kurosawa
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
– Akira Kurosawa
To be an artist means never to avert one’s eyes.
– Akira Kurosawa
If you look at everything straight on, there is nothing to be afraid of.
– Akira Kurosawa
The role of the artist is to not look away.
– Akira Kurosawa
I am not a special person, I am not especially strong; I am not especially gifted. I simply do not like to show my weakness, and I hate to lose, so I am a person who tries hard. That’s all there is to me.
– Akira Kurosawa
I like unformed characters. This may be because, no matter how old I get, I am still unformed myself.
– Akira Kurosawa
Man is a genius when he dreams. Dream what you are capable of. The harder you dream it, the sooner it will come true.
– Akira Kurosawa
Take me, subtract movies, and you get zero.
– Akira Kurosawa
I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time.
– Akira Kurosawa
It is the power of memory that gives rise to the power of imagination.
– Akira Kurosawa
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied… That’s why they can keep on working. I’ve been able to work for so long because I think next time, I’ll make something good.
– Akira Kurosawa
I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time.
– Akira Kurosawa
The great appeal of film is its relatability.
– Akira Kurosawa
I suppose all of my films have a common theme. If I think about it, though, the only theme I can think of is really a question: Why can’t people be happier together?
– Akira Kurosawa