Zitat des Tages von Alejandro Jodorowsky:
My second wife, the mother of one of my sons, died of murder. I was not with her, but I could have saved her. I think.
In history, psychedelic plants were used by priests and shamans with a desire to discover the interior.
My consciousness is without limits more than when I was 40 or 50.
I liked Lady Gaga's meat dress. It was funny.
I grew up in the north of Chile, and this is why there are a lot of religious symbols in my pictures: because the Catholic Church in Latin America is very strong.
I am old, but I feel very beautiful.
Let the inner god that is in each one of us speak. The temple is your body, and the priest is your heart: it is from here that every awareness must begin.
You dream every night. Every person in the world, even if they don't remember, is dreaming every night.
I don't see myself as a moviemaker only, you know? When I can do a picture, I do. But I don't work like a business, in pictures. I am not obliged to make one picture after the other in order to live.
I always think that art is a form of sacrifice.
A man doesn't cry. In my life, I've never cried. I cannot do it. I am a man. How will I cry?
I write books, I write for comic books, I give lectures... I live. And when the opportunity comes to do a picture, I do a picture.
Accepting death is a massive problem for everybody.
I am not a man. I am not a human being inside. I am not that. I don't know what I am, but I am not that.
I feel terrible for directors of TV because all the episodes have to look the same. They make a great series for five or six years, and then when it's canceled, they can't break out on their own.
If you are great, 'El Topo' is a great picture. If you are limited, 'El Topo' is limited.
George Harrison wanted to play the thief in 'Holy Mountain.'
I was a happy man, never working. Sometimes I saw days with no money to eat. It was not so difficult.
I was like a mutant when I was a boy. I learned to read when I was four years old; it was like a miracle.
Normality is to be different. Every person is a different person. And one day you need to be aware of your difference. Aware that you are not the same as the others. That is to be normal.
I was alone as a child. I lived in fairytales, adventures, Shakespeare. They are the friends, my books.
I've seen 'Hamlet' many times, and Hamlet, he was just a hideous neurotic; he never changes. He doubts - all the way to the end, all the way until when he dies, he doubts.
The world is not violent. But there is a lot of violence in it.
Birds born in cages think that flying is a disease.
When I started to pay income tax, I was 50 years old.
Five cats and a woman. That is all I need in life.
'Santa Sangre' is the picture I love the best, myself, because 'El Topo' and 'The Holy Mountain' I made with my head, and 'Santa Sangre' I made with my feelings, with my heart. It's an emotional picture. And it's more real for me, that picture.
The worse the newspapers speak of the world, the better I feel.
My films are completely new. I am not similar to anybody in the history of movies.
I didn't want to make cinema so a person forgets himself and has a lot of fun. 'I forget myself, I am a little poor consumer.' I wanted to make a picture where someone who sees it say, 'This is me! This is me!'
To have hands, to have fingers, is weird. Real life is weird, to have fingers?
I wanted to be loved by my father. I could do anything to be loved by my father.
Psychoanalysis wants to heal with words and speaking, but sometimes with speaking, you realize nothing.
I have always thought that, of all the arts, the cinema is the most complete art.
Today a picture has value if it makes a lot of money. Myself, I declare I want to make a picture to lose money. Really! I want to lose money.
Don't make your living with cinema because Hollywood will take you, will eat you, will destroy you. This is the reality. You have a good picture, have success, you take the person and they destroy you.