“…he opened his eyes, and everything was gone. It hadn’t been a different world—it was this world turning a new, unknown side to him. This side was revealed to him for a second and then disappeared, before he had time to figure it out.”
- Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
“It is within the power of the image to surmount spatial, temporal, and biological barriers, materialize memories and psychic realities, and bring alien places near and humanize them to the point that they come to life and participate in an extra-verbal communicatory relationship.”
- Simonetta Salvestroni (on Tarkovsky).