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Errol Morris Quotes

I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future
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I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure
Having you in my life made everything better
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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
I meant to behave but there were too many other options
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Don't look back you're not going that way
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Set up an arbitrary set of rules and then follow them slavishly  (Errol Morris Quotes) Photographs attract false beliefs the way flypaper attracts flies  (Errol Morris Quotes) But one of the amazing things about documentary is that you can remake it every time you make one. There is no rule about how a documentary film has to be made.  (Errol Morris Quotes) When you start talking about the known knowns and the unknown unknowns, you’re thrown into a crazy meta-level discussion. Do I know what I know, do I know what I don’t know, do I know what I don’t know I don’t know. It becomes a strange, Lewis Carroll - like nursery rhyme  (Errol Morris Quotes) All alone - shorn of context, without captions - a photograph is neither true nor false.... For truth, properly considered, is about the relationship between language and the world, not about photographs and the world.  (Errol Morris Quotes) I believe we have two ideas about how movies are made in our heads. Idealizations. Platonic ideals. One of them is of a movie that is completely uncontrolled, and another is a movie that is completely controlled. The auteur theory vs. cinéma vérité.  (Errol Morris Quotes) I used to say that interviewing others was perhaps the way I could stop talking and start listening. It’s a kind of enforced silence.  (Errol Morris Quotes) I don’t believe that you can talk about a photograph being true or false. I don’t think such a claim has any meaning.  (Errol Morris Quotes) They say seeing is believing, but the opposite is true. Believing is seeing.  (Errol Morris Quotes) But there’s a big difference between, say, reporting on a story and simply making up a story  (Errol Morris Quotes) There is only one direction. (Down.) There is only one color. (Black.) And there is only one number (Zero.)  (Errol Morris Quotes) If we’re reading a first-person account, we know that each and every one of us, myself included, have a great desire to be seen in a certain way, or to be perceived in a certain way. It’s unavoidable.  (Errol Morris Quotes) I’ve never had any problem with crazy people. I like crazy people; I probably am a crazy person myself.  (Errol Morris Quotes) People lie, and they always are very very creative in finding new ways to lie  (Errol Morris Quotes) I’m really interested in self-deception. Really interested in how people live in bubble universes. How people can fail to see the seemingly obvious  (Errol Morris Quotes) You can’t tell by looking at a film-clip whether it is a drama or a documentary without knowing how it was produced.  (Errol Morris Quotes) I feel as if I became a documentary film-maker only because I had writer’s block for four decades. There’s no other good reason.  (Errol Morris Quotes) Mike Wallace’s interviews may make great television, but they don’t produce great evidence  (Errol Morris Quotes) What’s great about documentary, it seems to me, is that it can be experimental filmmaking. You have a license to do a lot of diverse things under the umbrella of ‘documentary.’  (Errol Morris Quotes) I like to point out that people very often confuse the idea that truth is subjective with the fact that truth is perishable.  (Errol Morris Quotes) Films are neither true nor false. That includes my films, as well as others. They may make claims that are true or false, but films are too complex. They have too many ingredients.  (Errol Morris Quotes) When you’re working for yourself and your own obsession with finding the truth, you’re at your own mercy.  (Errol Morris Quotes) A movie is like a tip of an iceberg, in a way, because so little of what you do in connection with making a movie actually gets into the movie. Almost everything gets left behind.  (Errol Morris Quotes) Interviews, when they are just simply an exercise in hearing what you want to hear, are of no interest.  (Errol Morris Quotes) You can think of my films as cautionary tales, but you might even think of them as despairing tales, because at least in a cautionary tale, you have this idea that by listening to the story you can assure a better outcome. Whereas I’m not at all convinced that’s the case. In fact, if anything, I’m convinced that it’s the opposite  (Errol Morris Quotes) I’ve been horribly depressed (lately), which, as you know, can be terribly time-consuming. I mean, if you’re going to do it right, that is  (Errol Morris Quotes) Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we’re going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I’ve done some damn good here!  (Errol Morris Quotes) People can burn archives; people can destroy evidence, but to say that history is perishable, that historical evidence is perishable, is different than saying that history is subjective  (Errol Morris Quotes) I like to point out that people very often confuse the idea that truth is subjective with the fact that truth is perishable  (Errol Morris Quotes) Maybe existence is ultimately a lonely thing  (Errol Morris Quotes)
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