The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it.
I've never had any problem with crazy people. I like crazy people; I probably am a crazy person myself.
Maybe existence is ultimately a lonely thing.
I used to work as a private detective years and years ago.
But there's a big difference between, say, reporting on a story and simply making up a story.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.
We all know that yellow journalism didn't just happen a week ago or a month ago, that yellow journalism has probably been with us as long as journalism has been with us.
Ecstatic absurdity: it's the confrontation with meaninglessness.
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.'
Certain kinds of intimacy emerge on a phone call that might never occur if you were sitting right next to the other person.
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.
I think calling someone a character is a compliment.
Photographs can reveal something to us, and they can also conceal things.
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!
People lie, and they always are very very creative in finding new ways to lie.
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