“It never really worked for me to have long arguments about motivation. I think looking at your own life, on- and offscreen, you can motivate anything, or you can delude yourself into anything.”
“The word craft these days has this sort of funny, twee sound, like some little artisan putting the yeast in his handcrafted bread.”
What it’s like to have your novel filmed by Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.
“I did a few days on Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and the vibe on the set was very heavy and serious. The only thing I can equate it to is tripping with a bunch of your friends.”
“Does your life have a plot? It has characters. There is a narrative. There’s a lot of story, a lot of character. But plot? Eh, no.”
The environmental artist on massive budgets, wrapping the Reichstag, and working alone.
“When society becomes unhinged, the arts get really good.”
“How much money do you make? And do you shave your pubic hair?”
BARR: What makes you laugh? BERNHARD: Well, it's really a myriad of things, but usually it's something that's very organic. It's something that happens on the street. BARR: Like fat people falling down? BERNHARD: No, no . . . [laughs] BARR: That really cracks me up. It's terrible.