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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.
[Family]
 

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

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
 

I hope I never get so old I get religious.
 

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.
[Instincts]
 

I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
 

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.