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

 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. 
 We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution. 
 It’s like death staring at you when you look at a camera. 
 Facts do not convey truth. That’s a mistake. Facts create norms, but truth creates illumination.