Kunst kennt keine Sieger, also breche ich die Veranstaltung ergebnislos ab.

— Christoph Schlingensief

Im Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, als er den Publikumspreis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst verkünden sollte; Sept. 2005


The path isn't a straight line; it's a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.

— Barry H. Gillespie


Kapitänleutnant Thomsen is not in the condition to fuck ...

Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Petersen in 1981

Ich laufe den Leuten nicht hinterher, ich stelle ihnen keinen Fuß. Ich sag' nicht: Warum wollen Sie nicht mit mir zusammensein? Warum wollen Sie meine Gesellschaft nicht? Warum wollen Sie nicht alles mit mir teilen? Was ist denn das für ein Unsinn?

— Klaus Kinski


I never questioned if it was an art or not. I just questioned its importance to me.

— Bruce Weber

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Nostalghia, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1983

Once again, I arrived at my usual conclusion: One must educate oneself.

— Marjane Satrapi


Love her, but leave her wild.

— Atticus Finch


Isabelle Adjani

Possession, directed by Andrzej Żuławski in 1981

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Perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving.

— Warsan Shire


Sacrifices of Andrei Tarkovsky, dir. by Denis Trofimov, 2012

Desires are already memories.

— Italo Calvino

Understand me. I'm not like an ordinary world. [...] and I do not have time for things that have no soul.

— Charles Bukowski

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Isabelle Adjani | Sam Neill

Possession, directed by Andrzej Żuławski in 1981

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Any film that can be described in words, isn't really a film.

— Michelangelo Antonioni

So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You'd better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can't rearrange the universe.

— Isaac Asimov


Hamburg; revisited.

The slow arrow of beauty. The most noble kind of beauty is that which does not carry us away suddenly, whose attacks are not violent or intoxicating (this kind easily awakens disgust), but rather the kind of beauty which infiltrates slowly, which we carry along with us almost unnoticed, and meet up with again in dreams; finally, after it has for a long time lain modestly in our heart, it takes complete possession of us, filling our eyes with tears, our hearts with longing. What do we long for when we see beauty? To be beautiful. We think much happiness must be connected with it. But that is an error.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Durch die Nacht mit Christiane F. ...

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.

— John Steinbeck


The hand has the richest articulation of space.

— Eduardo Chillida

Remembrance is a form of meeting.

— Khalil Gibran


Sven Nykvist | Andrei Tarkovsky

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, by Michal Leszczylowski, 1988

Why must one talk? Often one shouldn't talk, but live in silence. The more one talks, the less the words mean.

— Jean-Luc Godard


Durch die Nacht mit Kommissar 00 Schneider ...

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

— Hermann Hesse


The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

— Mark Twain

Ruhrtriennale 2015

The bonds between ourselves and another person exists only in our minds. Memory as it grows fainter loosens them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we want to be duped and which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we dupe other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature who cannot escape from himself, who knows other people only in himself, and when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.

— Marcel Proust


Johnny Depp

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, directed by Terry Gilliam in 1998

What the fuck are these people talking about?

— Raoul Duke

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Meine Intelligenz wird hier nicht gewürdigt.

— Maximilian Lenz; im Gespräch mit Hajo Schumacher


Dieser Typ tritt so leise ab, wie er laut angefangen hat.

— Götz George; über Horst Schimanski

And those places are gone too [...]. It was some terrific nostalgia then.

— Alexander Knyazhinsky

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Aki Kaurismäki on Yasujirō Ozu ...

Tokyo-Ga, directed by Wim Wenders in 1985

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Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.

— Robert Tew