AskArchiveAbout MeMovie ListFAQMy Favorite 100 FilmsBlogsSubmit

On the Absolute, The Sublime, and Ecstatic Truth

But in the fine arts, in music, literature, and cinema, it is possible to reach a deeper stratum of truth—a poetic, ecstatic truth, which is mysterious and can only be grasped with effort; one attains it through vision, style, and craft. In this context I see the quotation from Blaise Bascal about the collapse of the stellar universe not as a fake [“counterfeit”; Fälschung], but as a means of making possible an ecstatic experience of inner, deeper truth.

— Werner Herzog

  1. stevenwallaby reblogged this from theofmoviestills
  2. portland-color reblogged this from theofmoviestills and added:
    My new script, SCENARION, explores the ‘ecstatic’. Explores time, and memory, and love, and visions, duty and devotion,...
  3. spacechimp49 reblogged this from theofmoviestills
  4. vyrkin reblogged this from myownprivateparadiso
  5. myownprivateparadiso reblogged this from theofmoviestills
  6. cynner12 reblogged this from bullet-in-the-eye
  7. danneehh reblogged this from bullet-in-the-eye
  8. bullet-in-the-eye reblogged this from blipsterinsverige
  9. blipsterinsverige reblogged this from theofmoviestills
  10. streetvendorcarneasada reblogged this from zhdanovshchina
  11. zhdanovshchina reblogged this from theofmoviestills
  12. minimalistboyfriend reblogged this from the-chandelier-swing
  13. the-chandelier-swing reblogged this from girlbreath
  14. based-ferret reblogged this from 66seaweed
  15. xxdarkshadowxx11 reblogged this from 66seaweed
  16. schradered reblogged this from danedehaanfansite
  17. 66seaweed reblogged this from danedehaanfansite