Jean Renoir Quotes in Renoir (2012)


Jean Renoir Quotes:

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir: You want to make yourself useful? Go put a necklace on her. Take the emerald one.

    Jean Renoir: [approaches a posing Andree] The boss wants you to wear this.

    Andrée Heuschling: No introduction first?

    Jean Renoir: Forgive me.

    Andrée Heuschling: You're Jean? I saw a painting of you.

    Jean Renoir: I saw a painting of you, too.

    Andrée Heuschling: He always makes me too fat.

    Jean Renoir: He makes me look like a girl.

  • [takes a fruit from a bowl in the studio and bites into it]

    Jean Renoir: You just bit into one of my father's models. I understand. Renoir's paintings make me want to eat them too.

    Andrée Heuschling: You want to eat me?

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir: She won't come anymore, will she? Were you a gentleman with her?

    Jean Renoir: Did I need your permission?

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir: All women, whether they be a whore or a queen, deserve the same respect.

  • Coco Renoir: What's the war like?

    Jean Renoir: It's war...

  • Jean Renoir: If you told me what you wanted...

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir: You can't explain a painting, you have to feel it. Go see Titian's courtesans at the Louvre. If those don't make you want to caress them, then you've understood nothing at all.

    [Jean leaves]

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Where are you going?

    Jean Renoir: To the Louvre!

  • Pierre Renoir: Andree said you were going to make films?

    Jean Renoir: No. Nothing's been decided.

    Pierre Renoir: That reassures me. The cinema isn't for us French. It's entertainment for the masses. Our artistic heritage is too old, too heavy.

  • Jean Renoir: [his father has suffered the torments of arthritis in his hands] Papa. You can't take any more.

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The pain passes, Jean. But beauty remains.

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