Werner Herzog Quotes & Sayings

50 most famous Werner Herzog quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 74 year old German director born on Sep 5, 1942.

Werner Herzog Quotes
“Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.”
Werner Herzog Quotes
“Sometimes bad luck hits you like in an ancient Greek tragedy, and it's not your own making. When you have a plane crash, it's not your fault.”
“You must live life in its very elementary forms. The Mexicans have a very nice word for it: pura vida. It doesn't mean just purity of life, but the raw, stark-naked quality of life. And that's what makes young people more into a filmmaker than academia.”
Werner Herzog Quotes
“I think there are specific times where film noir is a natural concomitant of the mood. When there's insecurity, collapse of financial systems - that's where film noir always hits fertile ground.”
“Ambition is to be the fastest runner on this planet, to be the first on the South Pole, which is a grotesque perversion of ambition. It's an ego trip, and I'm not on an ego trip. I don't have ambitions - I have a vision.”
Werner Herzog Quotes
“Life on our planet has been a constant series of cataclysmic events, and we are more suitable for extinction than a trilobite or a reptile. So we will vanish. There's no doubt in my heart.”
“If you do not have an absolutely clear vision of something, where you can follow the light to the end of the tunnel, then it doesn't matter whether you're bold or cowardly, or whether you're stupid or intelligent. Doesn't get you anywhere.”
Werner Herzog Quotes
“The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.”
Werner Herzog Quotes
“I could not become an American citizen. I would not like to become a citizen of a country that has capital punishment.”
Werner Herzog Quotes
“I think there should be holy war against yoga classes.”

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