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28 Thought-Provoking Ingmar Bergman Quotes That Are Sure To Cast Their Spell

Famous As: One of the Most Talented and Influential Filmmakers of All Time
Born On: July 14, 1918
Died On: July 30, 2007
Born In: Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden
Died At Age: 89
Ingmar Bergman was a legendary filmmaker and writer from Sweden. He started his career with theatre, and after writing and acting in various plays he was chosen as a director. His first play ‘Caspar’s Death’ which was directed and written by him was well-received by the masses. This paved his path in movies where he served as an assistant director before directing the movie ‘Smiles of a Summer Night’. This movie made him famous globally and he was also nominated at ‘Palme d'Or at Cannes’ for the same. He directed various other movies and was known for his way of portraying realism. His movies were honored with many awards and he is believed to have won the most number of reputed Academy Awards. His film ‘The Virgin Spring’ was a box-office hit and brought him his first Academy Award. His film ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ also won an Academy Award. His film ‘Fanny and Alexander’ turned out to be a major hit commercially and won four Academy Awards. We bring to you a compilation of thoughts and quotations by the renowned filmmaker and writer. Go through the notable quotations and sayings by Ingmar Bergman which have been curated from his life, writings, interviews, plays and work.
Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise.

Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise.

Ingmar Bergman
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

Ingmar Bergman
I hope I never get so old I get religious.

I hope I never get so old I get religious.

Ingmar Bergman
I'm planning, you see, to try to confine myself to the truth. That's hard for an old, inveterate fantasy martyr and liar who has never hesitated to give truth the form he felt the occasion demanded.

I'm planning, you see, to try to confine myself to the truth. That's hard for an old, inveterate fantasy martyr and liar who has never hesitated to give truth the form he felt the occasion demanded.

Ingmar Bergman
Death: Do you never stop questioning?
Antonius Block: No. I never stop.

Death: Do you never stop questioning? Antonius Block: No. I never stop.

Ingmar Bergman
Faith is a torment, did you know that? It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call.

Faith is a torment, did you know that? It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call.

Ingmar Bergman
To feel. To trust the feeling. I long for that

To feel. To trust the feeling. I long for that

Ingmar Bergman
We make each other alive; it doesn't make a difference if it hurts.

We make each other alive; it doesn't make a difference if it hurts.

Ingmar Bergman
I am living permanently in my dream, from which I make brief forays into reality.

I am living permanently in my dream, from which I make brief forays into reality.

Ingmar Bergman
I have always had the ability to attach my demons to my chariot. And they have been forced to make themselves useful.

I have always had the ability to attach my demons to my chariot. And they have been forced to make themselves useful.

Ingmar Bergman
Everyone likes happiness, no one likes pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.

Everyone likes happiness, no one likes pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.

Ingmar Bergman
Occasionally I sense an insane wail deep down in the pit, the echo alone reaching me, striking without warning, a child weeping uninhibitedly, imprisoned forever.

Occasionally I sense an insane wail deep down in the pit, the echo alone reaching me, striking without warning, a child weeping uninhibitedly, imprisoned forever.

Ingmar Bergman
One of ennui's most terribel components is the overwhelming feeling of ennui that comes over you whenever you try to explain it.

One of ennui's most terribel components is the overwhelming feeling of ennui that comes over you whenever you try to explain it.

Ingmar Bergman
DESIREE: Don't forget, Madame, that love is a perpetual juggling of three balls. Their names are heart, word and sex. How easily these three balls can be juggled, and how easily one of them can be dropped.

DESIREE: Don't forget, Madame, that love is a perpetual juggling of three balls. Their names are heart, word and sex. How easily these three balls can be juggled, and how easily one of them can be dropped.

Ingmar Bergman
One has to manage alone as best one can. (Karin Bergman)

One has to manage alone as best one can. (Karin Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman
Reality is perhaps not at all what I imagine. Perhaps it doesn't exist, in fact. Perhaps it only exists as a longing.

Reality is perhaps not at all what I imagine. Perhaps it doesn't exist, in fact. Perhaps it only exists as a longing.

Ingmar Bergman
Only he who is well prepared has any opportunity to improvise.

Only he who is well prepared has any opportunity to improvise.

Ingmar Bergman
Necessary illusions enable us to live.

Necessary illusions enable us to live.

Ingmar Bergman
It's so horrible to see your own confusion and understand it.

It's so horrible to see your own confusion and understand it.

Ingmar Bergman
We're thankful for the horrors we are used to. The unknown ones are worst

We're thankful for the horrors we are used to. The unknown ones are worst

Ingmar Bergman
One will probably have to manage alone as best one can. (Karin Bergman)

One will probably have to manage alone as best one can. (Karin Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman
You never know when I'm lying. So it would be more practical to believe what I say
-Pauline in

You never know when I'm lying. So it would be more practical to believe what I say -Pauline in "In the Presence of a Clown

Ingmar Bergman
Here, in my solitude, I have the feeling that I contain too much humanity.

Here, in my solitude, I have the feeling that I contain too much humanity.

Ingmar Bergman
I would have been happier if I'd been anonymous.

I would have been happier if I'd been anonymous.

Ingmar Bergman
They said you were mentally healthy, but your madness is the worst

They said you were mentally healthy, but your madness is the worst

Ingmar Bergman
Every inflection and every gesture a lie, every smile a grimace.

Every inflection and every gesture a lie, every smile a grimace.

Ingmar Bergman
Bu kusurlu dnyada her şey kusurluysa kendi kusursuz kusurluluğu iinde en kusursuz olanıdır aşk.

Bu kusurlu dnyada her şey kusurluysa kendi kusursuz kusurluluğu iinde en kusursuz olanıdır aşk.

Ingmar Bergman