Top 10 Quotes by Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture.

Abbas Kiarostami
Cinema gives you the opportunity to be both a grandparent and a grandchild whereas in life you cannot be both at the same time.
Abbas Kiarostami

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.

Abbas Kiarostami
I spend a lot of time doing carpentry. Sometimes there is nothing that gives me the contentment that sawing a piece of wood does.
Abbas Kiarostami

Usually when I write a script, I have in mind some real people that I'm writing about, who don't always act in the film afterward.

Abbas Kiarostami
The world is my workshop. It is not my home. Abbas Kiaros
Abbas Kiarostami

My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life.

Abbas Kiarostami
The day we run out of petrol is the day Iran will be free. Abbas Kiarostam
Abbas Kiarostami

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.

Abbas Kiarostami
A movie is about human beings, about humanity.