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“There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.”
Werner Herzog, Herzog on Herzog
“The opinion of the public is sacred. The director is a cook who merely offers different dishes to them and has no right to insist they react in a particular way. A film is just a projection of light, completed only when it crosses the gaze of the audience[...]”
Werner Herzog, Herzog on Herzog
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“During the Second World War, Goebbels gave an order to all cameramen at the front: “The German soldier always attacks from left to right.” That was it, no further explanation. Sure enough, if you look at old newsreels, the Germans always advance from the left to the right of the screen.”
Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
“An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.” William Faulkner”
Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
“Unlike most people, I didn’t have the privilege to choose my profession. I didn’t even ask myself whether I could do it, I just pushed on with things.”
Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
“the notion of civilisation as a thin layer of ice resting upon a deep ocean of darkness and chaos,”
Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
“Today I look at Munich and see a city empty of all significance, invaded by Prussians and stripped of its Bavarian spirit.”
Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
“In ancient Greek the word “chaos” means “gaping void” or “yawning emptiness.” The most effective response to the chaos in our lives is the creation of new forms of literature, music, poetry, art and cinema.”
Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
“When it comes to the kind of filmmaking I do, the free market is a harsher but more vibrant structure to function within. It’s where the real battle is fought. If you can leave the respirator and submit yourself to the roughness of the market, you should.”
Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin

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