Werner Herzog is a German actor, screenwriter, author, film director and opera director. He is counted among the most important personalities as far as new age German cinema is concerned. As a matter of fact, he is considered to be among the greatest film makers in the world and has been regarded as such by fellow filmmakers. Herzog is best known for his signature themes which revolve around exploring the stories of people with special talents or of people getting to realise farfetched dreams. These themes along with his exquisite direction have made him one of the greatest filmmakers of his era and beyond. He financed his own short films in the beginning of his career by working in odd jobs but eventually hit it big. Some of his noted films include ‘The Enigme of Kasper Hauser’, ‘Invincible’, ‘Signs of Life’, ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘Where the Green Ants Dream’, ‘Even Dwarfs Started Small’ and ‘Scream of Stone’ among others. He has also been a noted documentary film maker and is without doubt one of the most versatile film makers in the world. Here is a collection of Herzog’s most famous quotes that would give you a glimpse into his mind. Go through the collection of famous quotations and sayings by Werner Herzog which have been scanned from the vast sea of his work.
Academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion. Film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates.
Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity. They are the most horrifying, cannibalistic and nightmarish creatures in the world.
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.
Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film.