Werner Herzog
[Filmmaker, b. 1942, Sachrang, Germany, lives in Munich and Los Angeles.]

 It’s like death staring at you when you look at a camera. 
 We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution. 
 For such an advanced civilization as ours to be without images that are adequate to it is as serious a defect as being without memory. 
 Facts do not convey truth. That’s a mistake. Facts create norms, but truth creates illumination.