If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.
The monster I kill every day is the monster of realism. The monster who attacks me every day is destruction. Out of the duel comes the transformation. I turn destruction into creation over and over again.
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but getting it onto paper is something that unfortunately doesn’t go as readily as looking.[De poezij omgeeft ons overal doch het op papier brengen er van is iets wat helaas niet zoo grif gaat als het kijken.]
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
In the documentary the basic material has been created by God, whereas in the fiction film the director is a God; he must create life.
In life and in painting too, I can easily do without the dear Lord, but I can’t, suffering as I do, do without something greater than myself, which is my life, the power to create.[Je peux bien dans la vie et dans la peinture aussi me passer de bon Dieu mais je ne puis pas, moi souffrant, me passer de quelque chose plus grand que moi qui est ma vie, la puissance de créer.]
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.