Best Quotes by Werner Herzog (Top 10)

  1. What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.
  2. Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity. They are the most horrifying, cannibalistic and nightmarish creatures in the world.
  3. I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony; but chaos, hostility and murder.
  4. Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read...if you don't read, you will never be a filmmaker.
  5. Facts do not convey truth. That's a mistake. Facts create norms, but truth creates illumination.
  6. Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film.
  7. People think we had a love-hate relationship. Well, I did not love him, nor did I hate him. We had mutual respect for each other, even as we both planned each other's murder.
  8. Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.
  9. Technology has a great advantage in that we are capable of creating dinosaurs and show them on the screen even though they are extinct 65 million years. All of a sudden, we have a fantastic tool that is as good as dreams are.
  10. A fairly young, intelligent-looking man with long hair asked me whether filming or being filmed could do harm, whether it could destroy a person. In my heart the answer was yes, but I said no.

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