Herzog on nature

Lavonne 2022-09-17 21:16:24

"Of course we are challenging nature itself and it hits back. It just hits back that's all. And that's grandiose about it and we have to accept that it is much stronger than we are. Kiniski always says it's full of erotic elements I don' t see so much erotic I see it more full of obscenity it's just...natural here is veil and base.

I wouldn't see anything erotical here I would see fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival and growing and just rotting away. Of course there's a lot of misery but it is the same misery that is all around us the trees are in misery and the birds are in misery I don't think they...they singing they just screench in pain.

It's an unfinished country it's still prehistorical. the only thing that's lacking is the dinosaurs here. it's like a curse weighing on an entire landscape and whoever goes to deep into this has his share of that curse. so we are cursed with what we are doing here. it's a land that God, If he exists, has created in anger. it's the only land where creation is unfinished yet. Taking a close look at what's around us. there is some sort of a harmony it is the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder. and weight in comparison to the articulate vileness and baseness and obscenity of all this jungle. we in comparison to that enormous articulation we only sound and look like badly pronounced and half finished sentence out of a stupid suburban novel. a cheap novel.and we have to become humble in front of this overwhelming misery and overwhelming fornication overwhelming growth and overwhelming lack of order.

Even the star up here i. the sky looks like a mess. there is no harmony in the universe we have to get acquainted to this idea that there is no real harmony as we have convinced it. but when I say this. I say this all full of admiration of the jungle. it's not that I hate it. I love it. I love it very much but I love it against my better judgment.”

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  • Werner Herzog: In this case we will probably have one of the last feature films with authentic natives in it. They are fading away very quickly and its a catastrophe and a tragedy that's going on and we are losing riches and riches and riches and we lose cultures and individualities and languages and mythologies and we'll be stark naked at the end. We'll end up like all the cities in the world now with skyscrapers and a universal kind of culture like - like the American culture.

  • Werner Herzog: I don't want to live in a world where there are no lions anymore. Or, where there are no people like lions.