Quotes from Werner Herzog’s TimesTalks interview at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this week.
“I find it odd that people are striving for happiness as a primary goal in life.”
“I’m really not into much the notion of being hopeful or not.”
“You find these people stepping into the bus with a frozen smile to show how happy they are. It’s just awful.”
“Equal rights for all humanity is a much more dignified goal than personal happiness.”
“Documentary film must divorce itself from journalism.”
“Most of my documentary films are feature films in disguise pretending to be a documentary.”
“Nobody can fully answer whether the Internet dreams of itself.”
“My public persona, of course, a lot of it is invention by today’s digital media.”
“In my private person, I’m a fluffy husband.”
And, from Lo and Behold, the Herzog documentary film being shown at Sundance: “Have the monks stopped meditating? Have they stopped praying? They all seem to be tweeting.”
The full video of Herzog’s interview, which also includes Joshua Oppenheimer, can be seen here.