Alejandro Jodorowsky Quotes

Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (Spanish: [ale?xand?o xoðo??ofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation"

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Alejandro Jodorowsky


The Arabs have a God, the Jews have another, and the Catholics have another! And they're all fighting to maintain that they worship the one real God. Idiots!

Alejandro Jodorowsky


Human society has dense borders - economic, religious and cultural - inculcated from an early age. We hate change.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


Maybe I am a prophet. I really hope one day there will come Confucius, Muhammad, Buddha and Christ to see me. And we will sit at a table, taking tea and eating some brownies.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


Santa Sangre' is the picture I love the best, myself, because 'El Topo' and 'The Holy Mountain' I made with my head, and 'Santa Sangre' I made with my feelings, with my heart. It's an emotional picture. And it's more real for me, that picture.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


I want to liberate my imagination and my mind with every kind of movie. That is what I wanted to do all my life.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


For me they are no different, reality and dreams.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


The first thing I didn't understand was my life. It's a mystery. And today I don't understand economy or politics. I don't know why politics or economy are destroying the world, but I will understand after understanding.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


When I was a young person I went to the university and I learned a rational language, to think with the left side of the brain. But in the right side of the brain you have intuition and imagination. Words are not the truth; they indicate the way to go, but you need to go alone, in silence. Symbols have a language that kills the words.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


My father was an atheist, absent. He was a salesman; I was four years old when he told me that the end of life was death.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


If God gives you chocolate, you open your mouth, no?

Alejandro Jodorowsky


We all exist in our own personal reality of craziness.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


Birds born in cages think that flying is a disease.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


I was alone as a child. I lived in fairytales, adventures, Shakespeare. They are the friends, my books.

Alejandro Jodorowsky


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

Alejandro Jodorowsky