In Nouvelle Vague or Puissance de la parole, he wrote maybe two or three lines, if that. He rarely reads entire books. He takes a few extracts, usually the best ones, but it's sometimes a bit random. He pecks at books like a hen in the garden.
--Luc Moullet on Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Luc selon Luc, 2005 (video).
I ask about the significance of the llama and the donkey in Film socialisme... 'The truth is that they were in the field next to the petrol station in Switzerland where we shot the sequence. Voilà. No mystery. I use what I find.'
--from a compellingly poorly conducted interview with JLG in The Guardian, 12/07/2011.
Godard wrote nothing: what good is writing when so many things have already been written? Such is his motto.
--Luc Moullet, The Cosmic Film, 2005.