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My films are like clouds: their meaning keeps changing every minute.
Birds born in cages think that flying is a disease.
Let the inner god that is in each one of us speak. The temple is your body, and the priest is your heart: it is from here that every awareness must begin.
I believe in mysticism, with an interior goal, and you are your own temple and your own priest. I don't believe anymore in religions, because you see today there are religious wars, prejudice, false morals, and the woman is despised. Religion is too old now; it's from another century, it's not for today.
We all exist in our own personal reality of craziness.
People say I am mad. I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul.
Life is beautiful, what do you think? In the morning I say, 'Ah, I am alive still!' All my friends die already. I am alive. It is fantastic.
I am like the rain: I go where I'm needed.
When I was a young person I went to the university and I learned a rational language, to think with the left side of the brain. But in the right side of the brain you have intuition and imagination. Words are not the truth; they indicate the way to go, but you need to go alone, in silence. Symbols have a language that kills the words.
In history, psychedelic plants were used by priests and shamans with a desire to discover the interior.
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The world is not violent. But there is a lot of violence in it.
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.
You live in the image you have of the world. Every one of us lives in a different world, with different space and different time.
Surrealism was necessary - essential, even - in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early '60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had ground to a halt. It had become respectable.
Normality is to be different. Every person is a different person. And one day you need to be aware of your difference. Aware that you are not the same as the others. That is to be normal.
'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.
We have to be very conscious of the fact that beneath every illness is a prohibition. A prohibition that comes from a superstition.
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.
Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.
I don't regret any past. I am not there. I am not sorry not to make pictures, because I know one day I will do it. I intend to live 150 years.
The tarot is sacred.
Psychoanalysis wants to heal with words and speaking, but sometimes with speaking, you realize nothing.
I tweet 15 times a day to keep my brain stimulated.
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.
The end of the surrealism movement was so political, so artistically pure.
I wanted to be loved by my father. I could do anything to be loved by my father.
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