I don’t want to make films that evoke a skeptical view of the world any longer. I feel like I began to think positively through my war experience in the war. I wanted to cry from the bottom of my heart that every existence is fine as it is! — Ozu, Tokyo asahi shinbun, evening edition, August 16-22, 1939, pp. 39-40, quoted in Kiju Yoshida, Ozu's Anti-Cinema, 2003, p. 40.Quoted by Waiting for Ozu. This is what I see in you in Late Spring, in Early Summer, even in Tokyo Story, where you are so sad. I cry from the bottom of my heart,
Everything in you is fine as it is!