Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
Jean-Paul Belmondo, on working in BREATHLESS (1960, dir. JEAN-LUC GODARD) ——-
“When I accepted the role, [Godard] gave me the script. Three pages, on which he’d written:
He leaves Marseilles.
He steals a car.
He wants to sleep with the girl again. She doesn’t.
In the end, he either lives or dies - to be decided.
That was it. So every morning, I learned about Poiccard’s further adventures. I had no idea what would happen to me that day. I found out each morning.”
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.