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All Quotes by author - Werner Herzog
" Ambition is to be the fastest runner on this planet, to be the first on the South Pole, which is a grotesque perversion of ambition. It's an ego trip, and I'm not on an ego trip. I don't have ambitions - I have a vision. "
" Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness. "
" Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. "
" Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable. "
" Film should be looked at straight on; it is not the art of scholars but of illiterates. "
" I cannot work fast enough. I cannot cope fast enough, really. And just releasing a film is hard. "
" I could not become an American citizen. I would not like to become a citizen of a country that has capital punishment. "
" I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk. "
" I don't spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews. "
" I do other sorts of things. I act in other people's movies. I direct operas. I write books. "
" If an actor knows how to milk a cow, I always know it will not be difficult to be in business with him. "
" I find it interesting that there are impostors out on the Internet pretending to be Werner Herzog. "
" If you do not have an absolutely clear vision of something, where you can follow the light to the end of the tunnel, then it doesn't matter whether you're bold or cowardly, or whether you're stupid or intelligent. Doesn't get you anywhere. "
" I have a great map of the Tibesti Mountains in the southern Sahara or Northern Chad. It's a dream of mine to go there, but it's such a volatile area, you have to be prudent. "
" I have nothing against 3D films but I do not need to see them. "
" I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional and vile and base and hostile on screen, I'm good at that! "
" I like and I love everything that has to do with cinema: writing, directing, editing, creating music, and even acting. "
" I live my life outside of the glitz and glamour of the red carpet events, and so you'll never see me there. I'm never at parties. "
" I'm a very professional man. I'm not out for the experience of adventure. "
" I'm not a journalist; I'm a poet. "
" I'm not an activist. "
" I'm not an interviewer. I have conversations. "
" I'm not into digital marketing, downloading, or streaming - I've always been a man of the theaters. "
" I'm not very eager to sit and look at my films all the time. "
" I'm politically interested, but I have no particular talent as a political beast, stepping out and running for office. "
" I'm simply not afraid. It's not in my dictionary of behaviour. "
" I'm the last one who would do self-analysis. "
" I never have searched for a subject. They always just come along. They never come by way of decision-making. They just haunt me. I can't get rid of them. I did not invite them. "
" I prefer to be alive, so I'm cautious about taking risks. "
" I think it is a quest of literature throughout the ages to describe the human condition. "
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