Alejandro Jodorowsky 1

Life is a mixing of all kind of things: comedy and tragedy going together.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

My father was a monster. A monster! I cut with my family when I was 23 and I never see them again.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

The planet is ill, everyone knows that. But I need to be optimistic, otherwise I would just be adding to the negativity. So every night I come on Madrid TV and read a piece of good news.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I want to liberate my imagination and my mind with every kind of movie. That is what I wanted to do all my life.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

The first thing I didn’t understand was my life. It’s a mystery. And today I don’t understand economy or politics. I don’t know why politics or economy are destroying the world, but I will understand after understanding.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I am not a commercial industry creator. I don’t believe in making art to make money.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Don’t make your living with cinema because Hollywood will take you, will eat you, will destroy you. This is the reality. You have a good picture, have success, you take the person and they destroy you.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

A man doesn’t cry. In my life, I’ve never cried. I cannot do it. I am a man. How will I cry?
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I don’t live in France; I live in myself.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

If you are great, ‘El Topo’ is a great picture. If you are limited, ‘El Topo’ is limited.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I didn’t want to make cinema so a person forgets himself and has a lot of fun. ‘I forget myself, I am a little poor consumer.’ I wanted to make a picture where someone who sees it say, ‘This is me! This is me!’
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I am old, but I feel very beautiful.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I like Hollywood movies. I like them like I like to eat scrambled eggs; I like them for fun.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

When I’m tired, I see industrial pictures. But I’ll see one every two months. If I see one every day, I’ll become an idiot.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

All the pictures I could never do, I’ll do it in comics. All the comics I do are the pictures I could never do.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I don’t believe in failing. I have dignity.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Today a picture has value if it makes a lot of money. Myself, I declare I want to make a picture to lose money. Really! I want to lose money.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I always think that art is a form of sacrifice.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I am still radical!
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Pretty soon we will no longer have movies. We will have television series only.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

‘Santa Sangre’ is the picture I love the best, myself, because ‘El Topo’ and ‘The Holy Mountain’ I made with my head, and ‘Santa Sangre’ I made with my feelings, with my heart. It’s an emotional picture. And it’s more real for me, that picture.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

In Chile, they have no movies. They have awful popular movies.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I grew up in the north of Chile, and this is why there are a lot of religious symbols in my pictures: because the Catholic Church in Latin America is very strong.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

When my father died, I did not cry. When my cat died three days later, I cried a lot.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I was alone as a child. I lived in fairytales, adventures, Shakespeare. They are the friends, my books.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

The world is not violent. But there is a lot of violence in it.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

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