Society will never understand or love the artist, because it will never appreciate his indifference, his so called objectivity. But the artist must learn to love and understand the society which renounces him. He must accept the contrary experience, and drink, with Socrates, the deadly cup.
— The Politics of the Unpolitical
Art is a part of man’s quest for grace; sometimes his ecstasy in partial success, sometimes his rage and agony at failure…For the attainment of grace, the reasons of the heart must be integrated with the reasons of the reason.
— Steps To an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson
Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind; cinema comes from the country fair and the circus, not from art and academicism.
— Werner Herzog