60 phrases by Alejandro Jodorowsky

60 phrases by Alejandro Jodorowsky

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Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (1929) is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, composer and writer of Jewish-Ukrainian descent. He has worked in multiple spheres as a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, director, producer and film and theater actor, comic book writer, musician, composer, puppeteer, mime, cartoonist, sculptor and spiritual guru.

He became famous for his cult films such as "The Mole", "The Holy Mountain", "Dune", "Holy Blood", "The Rainbow Thief", "The Dance of Reality" and others. He has been "revered by cult film enthusiasts because his work" is full of violently surreal images and a hybrid mixture of mysticism and religious provocation. "

He also wrote a series of science fiction comics, among which The Incal (1980-1989), which has been rated as the "best comic" ever written. He has written books and been at conferences talking about his own spiritual system, which he calls "psychomagic" and "psychoshamanism" and which he borrows from his interests in alchemy, tarot, Zen Buddhism and shamanism.

Do not miss his fantastic phrases in this beautiful compilation.

Famous quotes by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Sometimes losing is winning and not finding what you want is finding.

Birds that are born in a cage think that flying is a disease.

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said: "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.

Do not count time but your transformations.

Do not get attached to anything that could destroy you over time.

Failure means nothing, it just means changing the route.

One becomes wise only in measurements, while going through his own madness.

The ego is deaf; deaf and blind The ego must be tamed.

You leave but also here you stay. If the branches grow wanting to occupy the entire sky, the roots never leave the land where they were born.

For the first time I discovered the sweetness of being myself, without being deformed by pain or fear.

You are involved in madness. I feel obligated to accompany you.

The mole is an animal that digs galleries under the earth looking for the sun and sometimes the road to the surface: when the sun goes blind.

This is true freedom: being able to leave ourselves, crossing the boundaries of our little world to open the universe.

Give each word roots in the heart.

Love is an exchange of silences.

For a true artist, difficulties become opportunities and clouds become present.

What I'm looking for follows me.

Do not appropriate anything or anyone.

I went from insults to silence. The former were less painful.

If we take a look at the circumstances that led us to the miracle, we will understand that we were led by an unimaginable force.

Soledad is not knowing how to be with yourself.

Do not establish useless friendships.

The mind does not conform; is there. Its quality depends on the use you make of it.

When you get sick, instead of hating that evil, consider it your teacher.

Do what you are doing your best.

One does not go to the theater to escape oneself, but to reestablish contact with the mystery that we all are.

When you take the life that I had lived all my life empty handed.

Silence has no limits for me; The limits are set by the word.

When a flower opens, it's spring all over the world.

Wherever you go you drag a shadow as still as the crucified thief.

The true mission of art is to heal, and to heal is to discover the beauty of our soul.

The world is what you think it is; But he who thinks is not you.

That is the serious problem of this society: it is full of desires to consume and to appear, but there is very little desire to be.

Maybe if they banned literature like cocaine, people for pure morbidity, would seek to get a couple of lines.

Error is allowed, provided it is committed only once and within a sincere search for knowledge. That is the human condition: man seeks knowledge.

When the target becomes as big as an elephant in your mind, you cannot lose it.

Waking up is not a thing. It is not a goal, it is not a concept. It is not something that is achieved. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks of the butterfly it will become, saying: 'And then I will have wings and antennae', there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the wonderful butterfly takes wings, there is nothing left of the caterpillar.

Beauty is the maximum limit that we can access through language. We cannot reach the truth, but we can approach it through beauty.

For love, we not only copy the values ​​of our parents, but also their illnesses.

Most directors make films with their eyes; I make movies with my testicles.

I don't want anything for me that isn't for everyone.

You are a slave to what you baptize with your name.

Once a week, teach others how little or much you know for free. Whatever you give them, you give it to them. What you don't give them, you take it off.

When I caressed you I realized that I had lived all my life empty handed

I don't live in France, I live in myself.

We go in a rational prison that sails inside a madman.

You are excrement. You can become gold.

Let the inner god who is in each one of us speak. The temple is your body and the priest is your heart: it is from here that all consciousness must begin.

You read a lot, maybe one day you will commit the stupidity of wanting to be a writer.

I don't know where I'm going, but I know who I'm going with.
I don't know where I am, but I know that I am in me.
I don't know what God is, but God knows what I am.
I don't know what the world is, but I know it's mine.
I don't know what I'm worth, but I know not to compare myself.
I don't know what love is, but I know I enjoy your existence.
I can't avoid the blows, but I know how to resist them.
I can't deny violence, but I can deny cruelty.
I can't change the world, but I can change myself.
I don't know what I do, but I know what I do does to me.
I don't know who I am, but I know that I am the one who doesn't know.

I thought it was what I am, but in reality I am still what I was. And what it was, well, I don't know what it is. Maybe one day I know. Then I will be what I will be, but I will stop being what I am now. And stop being what I am now horrifies and terrifies me. Help me, please, you two!