""Satyajit Ray has worked with humility and complete dedication; he has gone down on his knees in the dust. And his picture has the quality of intimate, unforgettable experience."" -- Lindsay Anderson on Pather Panchali, 1956
""Though he’s very young still, he’s the Father of Indian Cinema."" -- Jean Renoir on Ray, 1967
""Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon."" -- Akira Kurosawa, 1975
""Ray’s magic, the simple poetry of his images and their emotional impact, will always stay with me.
-- Martin Scorsese, 1991
""Robinson keeps faith with Ray’s own polymathic talents to show how history, art, literature and music all dance behind the haunting shadows on screen"" -- Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
""Robinson has written more extensively on Ray than any other English-language writer...[he]tells the tale with warmth, lucidity and a wealth of detail"" -- Philip Kemp, Sight and Sound