Ingmar Bergman Quotes

All of us collect fortunes when we are children. A fortune of colors, of lights, and darkness, of movement, of tensions. Some of us have the fantastic chance to go back to his fortune when grown up.

Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.

Art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship… In former days the artist remained unknown and his work was to the glory of God.

I make all my decisions on intuition. I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect.

We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster’s whim and the purest ideal.

Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.

I hope I never get so old I get religious.