Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Lars von Trier Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I sit there pouring out my woes year after year, coming up with one enormity after another about my mother and the way she let me down; but it doesn’t make me any the less fearful.
I’m having a vacation, and it’s so beautiful, and maybe I’ll never get another film idea in my life.
I had an almost fetishistic attraction to film technology.
My films are about ideals that clash with the world. Every time it’s a man in the lead, they have forgotten about the ideals. And every time it’s a woman in the lead, they take the ideals all the way.
I grew up in a culturally radical home, where strong emotions were forbidden.
More than anything, there are more images in evil. Evil is based far more on the visual, whereas good has no good images at all.
Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can’t beat them, and if you can’t beat them, join them, as they say. As I’ve got older I’ve become very interested in that part of the work.
I would say that I am a poor Christian; I’m not a believer. It was this idea very early in my life that life on Earth, nature or man could not be a creation of a merciful God.
I know that I cannot be with a person for three hours without saying at least ten things that would kill me.
If one devalues rationality, the world tends to fall apart.
Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan. Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.
Political correctness kills discussion.
When I was younger, I was fascinated by David Bowie, for example. he had created an entire myth around himself. It was as important as his music.
If I made a musical in the beginning of my career, it would have been crane shots and tracking shots and people coming out of cakes and whatever, but these techniques are something that I’ve left behind me.
You know, I really do have some morals. I do actually care about people. And I do have a political standpoint.
I always do something that I’ve never done before.
When I show a film at a festival, I am showing myself. Everything is at stake for me.
If you want to provoke, you should provoke someone who is stronger than you, otherwise you are misusing your power.
Basically, I’m afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking.
Far be it from me to force anyone into either chess or dressage, but if you choose to do so yourself, in my opinion there is only one way: follow the rules.