Alejandro Jodorowsky 3

It’s so weird to be alive and to be inside a body.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

It’s not the same thing to make a work – a film, a book, a play – about youth as it is to make one about old age.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I feel terrible for directors of TV because all the episodes have to look the same. They make a great series for five or six years, and then when it’s canceled, they can’t break out on their own.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I had a big problem working with stars, because they are too expensive and have too many demands. Their names help you raise the money to make the movie, but then they demand close-ups. They change things. You end up doing things at their service instead of servicing the film.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I tweet 15 times a day to keep my brain stimulated.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I felt so alone as a boy because no one wanted to be friends with me.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

In movies, images cost – if you want a big image, it takes more money.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I am a poet; I am not a worker. I need to be free.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

You dream every night. Every person in the world, even if they don’t remember, is dreaming every night.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I say, ‘If somebody steals something of yours, then it’s good; he loves what you do.’
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I was like a mutant when I was a boy. I learned to read when I was four years old; it was like a miracle.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Human society has dense borders – economic, religious and cultural – inculcated from an early age. We hate change.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Being essentially a creator, I never set out to shock, always thinking about creating my work and not about the benefits it could produce.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

My ideal audience is on the young side, eager to mutate and move to a higher level of consciousness. I want my images to turn the viewer’s brain into what it is: a flying carpet.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

My films are like clouds: their meaning keeps changing every minute.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

A person is not the same in his life at all times. Your consciousness is developing all the time. When I started making ‘El Topo,’ I was one person. When I finished that picture, I was another person.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

If you don’t make errors, how can you be conscious?
Alejandro Jodorowsky

I don’t want to just love my family; I want to love all of humanity.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Arabs have a God, the Jews have another, and the Catholics have another! And they’re all fighting to maintain that they worship the one real God. Idiots!
Alejandro Jodorowsky

For me ‘Dune’ was a dream – a big dream!
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Books are finished.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

My films are completely new. I am not similar to anybody in the history of movies.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Movies have an enormous power to open the mind and the heart and everything.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

All my life, I have never found a person who really loved this world. Every person hates the world, how he is.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

When you put a great amount of energy and hope in a big project, you can be destroyed if you don’t do it.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Every person, every artist makes his life an artwork.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

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