It seemed to him that he had never seen pure goodness shine out of a human countenance as it did from hers.— Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop, "December Night"
I suddenly remember what Ozu had told one of his actress who, baffled, asked him what she was supposed to be feeling. His answer was: You are not supposed to feel, you are supposed to do. — Donald Richie, essay on Chisu Ryhu, The Donald Richie Reader
The clown is lonely, but he must hide his loneliness and play the fool joyfully, comically. That’s the spirit of Ozu’s film.— Quotes from Yuharu Atsuta