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    We always regret that we did not ask our parents more, really get to know them while they were alive.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: regret  parent 
     
    I dream about doing a film about once a week.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: film  dreams 
     
    Writing is boring, very boring, and it takes so much patience.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: patience  writing 
     
    I'm very, very lazy. I love to sit in a chair and look out the window and do nothing.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: lazy 
     
    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.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    I make all my decisions on intuition.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    I don't watch my own films very often. I become so jittery and ready to cry... and miserable. I think it's awful.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: film 
     
    When we came out from the Elysee palace, there was a gigantic limousine waiting for us and four police on motorcycles. It is probably one of the few times I have experienced my fame. I thought it was so fantastic that I laughed to the point of shouting.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: time  thoughts  fame 
     
    The only thing I consider appalling would be to suddenly become a vegetable and a burden on other people. A soul slowly dying out, trapped in a body in which the insides gradually sabotage me - that, I think, would be terrifying.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: people  soul  body  dying 
     
    When I'm on Faro, I'm never lonely.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    Mother was actually a great doer and organizer. All the special occasions were directed by mother.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: occasion  mother 
     
    I had a bad conscience until I discovered that having a bad conscience about something so gravely serious as leaving your children is an affectation, a way of achieving a little suffering that can't for a moment be equal to the suffering you've caused.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    I usually say I left puberty at 58.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    I haven't put an ounce of effort into my families. I never have.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    Not a day has gone by in my life when I haven't thought about death.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: death  thoughts  gone 
     
    The demons are innumerable, appear at the most inconvenient times, and create panic and terror. But I have learnt that if I can master the negative forces and harness them to my chariot, then they can work to my advantage.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: time  work  master  demon  advantage 
     
    I am autobiographical in the way a dream transforms experience and emotions all the time.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    I am very shy with people I don't know.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: people 
     
    I hate to travel. I don't go anywhere.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: travel  hate 
     
    For me, the human face is the most important subject of the cinema.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: human 
     
    I always work with 18 friends.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: work  friends 
     
    Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: worth 
     
    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.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: soul  dark  conscience  music  film  dreams 
     
    I hope I never get so old I get religious.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: religious  hope 
     
    The doors between the old man today and the child are still open, wide open. I can stroll through my grandmother's house and know exactly where the pictures are, the furniture was, how it looked, the voice, the smells. I can move from my bed at night today to my childhood in less than a second.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: children  men  night  child  childhood 
     
    I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: write 
     
    On a personal level, there are many people who have meant a great deal to me. My father and mother were certainly of vital importance, not only in themselves but because they created a world for me to revolt against.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    People ask what are my intentions with my films - my aims. It is a difficult and dangerous question, and I usually give an evasive answer: I try to tell the truth about the human condition, the truth as I see it. This answer seems to satisfy everyone, but it is not quite correct.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    The individualists stare into each other's eyes and yet deny each other's existence. 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.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: existence  anxiety  true  eyes 
     
    The smallest wound or pain of the ego is examined under a microscope as if it were of eternal importance. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: pain  ego  holy  artist 
     
    Aging is not uncomplicated. Creativity is an extraordinary help against destructive demons.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: aging  help  demon  creativity 
     
    I was bloody ill-tempered when I was young.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: young 
     
    Life wasn't about freeing up human souls. It was about creating obedient slaves in the hierarchical construction of the society - with God at the top, then the king and then the father.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: society  human  soul  god  father 
     
    My education was very tough.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: education 
     
    My pictures are always part of my thinking, and my emotions, tensions, dreams, desires.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    If I let myself go, nothing will get done.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    I was booed at the premiere of 'Miss Julie,' a remarkably stimulating experience.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: experience 
     
    I have always appreciated the honest brutality of the international film world. One need never doubt one's worth in the market. Mine was zero.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: world  doubt  film  worth 
     
    In 'The Serpent's Egg,' I created a Berlin which no one recognized, not even I.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    Sometimes, I probably do mourn the fact that I no longer make films.
    — Ingmar Bergman
    tags: facts  film 
     
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    ingmar bergman
    Birth    : July 14, 1918
    Death  : July 30, 2007
    Occupation  : Writer