Satyajit Ray (1921‒1992) was an Indian film director. He is regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. Ray directed thirty-seven films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts.
- I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.
- I've made seventeen or eighteen films now, only two of which have been original screenplays, all the others have been based on short stories or novels, and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
- I never imagined that any of my films, especially Pather Panchali, would be seen throughout this country or in other countries. The fact that they have is an indication that, if you're able to portray universal feelings, universal relations, emotions, and characters, you can cross certain barriers and reach out to others, even non-Bengalis.
- The Cineaste Interviews: On the Art and Politics of the Cinema, ed. Dan Georgakas and Lenny Rubenstein, Chicago: Lake View Press, 1982, Vol. 1, Ch. 34 (eprint at satyajitray.org)