Alejandro Jodorowsky 2

I don’t have interest in life. Life has an interest in me.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

In order to be something, you must do something.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

When I was an adolescent, I abandoned my country at 23 years to come to Paris to know Andre Breton, the ‘Pope of Surrealism.’ And for three years, I was there working with him being a surrealist.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

For me, surrealism is in my blood; it’s not an effort.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

For me they are no different, reality and dreams.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I am not like Hitchcock, directing the reaction of the public or the audience. I don’t like that. I think this is some kind of fascism – ‘You need to react like that.’ No. No. It’s not like this; everyone needs to react as he can.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I’m a purist.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

The tarot is sacred.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

One day I was sitting in my own pain, and suddenly all the pain and troubles of the world came to me. I received all the pain of the world, all through my body.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

In Mexico, when we want to speak deep secrets, we drink pulgue together. It is a drink made from the cactus plant, and when you take the bottle from your mouth, it leaves a string behind, between the mouth and the bottle, like a spider’s web. It shows that the truth sticks inside.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Death is an art, you know.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

My second wife, the mother of one of my sons, died of murder. I was not with her, but I could have saved her. I think.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

When I started to pay income tax, I was 50 years old.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I was a happy man, never working. Sometimes I saw days with no money to eat. It was not so difficult.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

The worse the newspapers speak of the world, the better I feel.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

George Harrison wanted to play the thief in ‘Holy Mountain.’
Alejandro Jodorowsky

My grandfather was a very mystical guy who travelled from Argentina to Chile, across the mountains with a donkey, carrying the Torah.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Failure doesn’t exist. It’s only a change of direction.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

What’s important is to give your ideas to the world if you love the world.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I am an honest artist.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I never wanted to study art. And I don’t think you need to study art if you are an artist. It’s even dangerous to go to school. You need to do whatever you want, as you want.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

The end of the surrealism movement was so political, so artistically pure.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

To be an artist, you need to play inside your work.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Psychoanalysis wants to heal with words and speaking, but sometimes with speaking, you realize nothing.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I wanted to be loved by my father. I could do anything to be loved by my father.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

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