ingmar bergman Quotes

We always regret that we did not ask our parents more, really get to know them while they were alive.
tags: regret parent
— Ingmar Bergman
I dream about doing a film about once a week.
tags: film dreams
— Ingmar Bergman
Writing is boring, very boring, and it takes so much patience.
tags: patience writing
— Ingmar Bergman
I'm very, very lazy. I love to sit in a chair and look out the window and do nothing.
tags: lazy
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: darkness intuition
— Ingmar Bergman
I make all my decisions on intuition.
tags: decision 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.
tags: film
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: time thoughts fame
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: people soul body dying
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: occasion mother
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: children suffering moment conscience child bad
— 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.
tags: death thoughts gone
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: time work master demon advantage
— Ingmar Bergman
I am autobiographical in the way a dream transforms experience and emotions all the time.
tags: time experience emotion dreams
— Ingmar Bergman
I am very shy with people I don't know.
tags: people
— Ingmar Bergman
I hate to travel. I don't go anywhere.
tags: travel hate
— Ingmar Bergman
For me, the human face is the most important subject of the cinema.
tags: human
— Ingmar Bergman
I always work with 18 friends.
tags: work friends
— Ingmar Bergman
Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.
tags: worth
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: soul dark conscience music film dreams
— Ingmar Bergman
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
tags: religious hope
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: children men night child childhood
— Ingmar Bergman
I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
tags: write
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: people world personal father mother
— 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.
tags: truth people human questions film dangerous
— 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.
tags: existence anxiety true eyes
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: pain ego holy artist
— Ingmar Bergman
Aging is not uncomplicated. Creativity is an extraordinary help against destructive demons.
tags: aging help demon creativity
— Ingmar Bergman
I was bloody ill-tempered when I was young.
tags: young
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: society human soul god father
— Ingmar Bergman
My education was very tough.
tags: education
— Ingmar Bergman
My pictures are always part of my thinking, and my emotions, tensions, dreams, desires.
tags: desires emotion thinking dreams
— 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.
tags: experience
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: world doubt film worth
— Ingmar Bergman
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.
tags: facts film
— Ingmar Bergman
ingmar bergman
Birth    : July 14, 1918
Death  : July 30, 2007
Occupation  : Writer