Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality
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There is nothing wrong with hardships and obstacles, but everything wrong with not trying
A natural component of filmmaking is the struggle to find money.... But it should be clear to everyone that money has always had certain explicit qualities: it’s stupid and cowardly, slow and unimaginative. The circumstances of funding never just appear; you have to create them yourself, then manipulate them for your own ends....At the same time, be pragmatic and learn how to develop an understanding of when to abandon an idea. Follow your dreams no matter what, but reconsider if they can’t be realized in certain situations. A project can become a cul-de-sac and your life might slip through your fingers in pursuit of something that can never be realized. Know when to walk away.
Throughout my life I have been able to do what I truly love, which is more valuable than any cash you could throw at me.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~Thomas A. Edison