There is nothing that brings more happiness than making peace with your enemies!
On mending things with Allen Klein after 30 years of not speaking
Is El Topo a good film? I don't know, other people say it is.
The best thing about El Topo? Well, after it became a success, I fucked a lot more! I fucked a lot! Women would be all "oh, you're so mysterious, let's fuck!"
(on Tarot cards) The Tarot has 84 cards. The standard deck of playing cards has 52. The God cards are removed. Thus all poker games are played without God!
"Birds born in a cage think fly is an illness."
"Most directors make films with their eyes; I make films with my testicles."
“Failure doesn't mean anything, it just means changing paths.”
I like violence. I love violence. I hate the weak person who won't do art and say "OH! That hurt me; that image." Huh? Why do you make pictures for that person? They are blind. Poetry is violence. It is reality. They are so much in a violent world--so much, so much that they don't want to see that. I am in the middle of violence. I am in the middle of the screen of television now. There--I am in the middle of the screen of that television who is showing everyday the violence of the world. And the person is saying to me: "Oh, you are violent.""
Interview with Jonathan Ross, 1990
The film industry is raping you. They are fucking us, and they are killing us. If you go to a picture and you’re already an idiot, you see the picture and have a lot of fun, and you come out as idiotic as you were. Unchanged. Or the film will be using subliminal politics , using you.