Det kan aldri være helt feil å servere et knippe Werner Herzog-sitater.
Aller først, hans karakteristikk av jungelen i Amazonas, som… «shatters the weak and the strong with equal ferocity»:
«To be more precise: bird cries, for in this setting, left unfinished and abandoned by God in wrath, the birds do not sing; they shriek in pain, and confused trees tangle with one another like battling Titans, from horizon to horizon, in a steaming creation still being formed. Fog-panting and exhausted they stand in this unreal misery – and I, like a stanza in a poem written in an unknown foreign tongue, am shaken to the core.»
Her følger flere gullkorn, og forsøk å høre for deg Herzogs kvernende stemme og utpregete aksent når du leser dette. Enjoy! Om dét nå er ordet… (Se også: «De kjæreste fiender»)
«There is nothing wrong with hardships and obstacles, but everything wrong with not trying.»
«Three things — a phone, computer and car — are all you need to produce films.»
«The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate.»
«Filmmaking — like great literature — must have experience of life at its foundation.»