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Quotes by Ingmar bergman - (30 quotes)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Aging category:

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

Ingmar Bergman - From the Aging category:

When I was young, I was extremely scared of dying. But now I think it a very, very wise arrangement. It's like a light that is extinguished. Not very much to make a fuss about. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Anxiety category:

We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster's whim and the purest ideal. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Art category:

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

Well, we're grasping for two things at once. Partly for communion with others - that's the deepest instinct in us. And partly, we're seeking security. By constant communion with others we hope we shall be able to accept the horrible fact of our total solitude. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Character category:

I was a very unpleasant young man. If I met the young Ingmar today I'd say, 'You're very talented and I'll try to help you, but I don't want anything else to do with you.' (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Creativity category:

Art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship. It severed an umbilical cord and now lives its own sterile life, generating and degenerating itself. In former days the artist remained unknown and his work was to the glory of God. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Dissatisfaction category:

I think I have made just one picture that I really like... (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Eccentricity category:

I have a lot of tics and phobias. I hate to travel. I hate to go to festivals. I hate it when somebody gets close behind me. I'm scared of the darkness. I hate open doors. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Ego category:

I am very much aware of my own double self... The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work - he is in touch with the child. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Emotion category:

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)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Failure category:

Most of my conscious efforts have ended in embarrassing failure... (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Fear category:

The demons are innumerable, arrive at the most inappropriate times, and create panic and terror... but I have learned that if I can master the negative forces and harness them to my chariot, then they can work to my advantage.... Lilies often grow out of carcasses' arseholes. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Humanity category:

It's a strange thing that every human being has a sort of dignity or wholeness in him, and out of that develops relationships to other human beings, tensions, misunderstandings, tenderness, coming in contact, touching and being touched, the cutting off of a contact and what happens then. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Humility category:

To humiliate and be humiliated, I think, is a crucial element in our whole social structure. It's not only the artist I'm sorry for. It's just that I know exactly where he feels most humiliated. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Individuality category:

The individualists stare into each other's eyes and yet deny the existence of each other. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Intellect category:

I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Loneliness category:

I think I'm Swedish because I like to live here on this island. You can't imagine the loneliness and isolation in this country. In that way, I'm very Swedish - I don't dislike to be alone. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Memory category:

There are moments when I can wander through my childhood's landscape, through rooms long ago, remember how they were furnished, where the pictures hung on the walls, the way the light fell. It's like a film - little scraps of a film, which I set running and which I can reconstruct to the last detail - except their smell. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Music category:

There is no art form that has so much in common with film as music. Both affect our emotions directly, not via the intellect. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Patriotism category:

I am so 100 percent Swedish... Someone has said a Swede is like a bottle of ketchup - nothing and nothing and then all at once - splat. I think I'm a little like that. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Politics category:

Today we say all art is political. But I'd say all art has to do with ethics. Which after all really comes to the same thing. It's a matter of attitudes. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Portraiture category:

Self-portraiture is something one should never get involved in, since it is wrong to lie even though one endeavours to tell the truth. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Questions category:

People ask what are my intentions with my films - my aims. It is a difficult and dangerous question, and I usually give an evasive answer... (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Religion category:

-on the Second World War...
For me, in those days, the great question was: Does God exist? Or doesn't God exist? Can we, by an attitude of faith, attain to a sense of community and a better world? Or, if God doesn't exist, what do we do then? What does our world look like then? In none of this was there the least political colour. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Satisfaction category:

Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Shock category:

I don't want to produce a work of art that the public can sit and suck aesthetically... I want to give them a blow in the small of the back, to scorch their indifference, to startle them out of their complacency. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Solitude category:

Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people's behavior. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude. (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Vision category:

My basic view of things is - not to have any basic view of things. From having been exceedingly dogmatic, my views on life have gradually dissolved. They don't exist any longer... (Ingmar Bergman)

Ingmar Bergman - From the Writing category:

I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images. (Ingmar Bergman)