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Article: Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

There is nothing wrong with hardships and obstacles, but everything wrong with not trying.

herzog boat in amazon

I recently watched the jaw dropping documentary Burden of Dreams, where Les Blank makes an extraordinary feature-length documentary about the messianic German director Werner Herzog struggling against desperate odds in the Amazon basin to make his epic feature, Fitzcarraldo.

Filmmaker Rebecca Barry, who I interviewed for The Art of Perseverance, sent me this
article by Brain Pickings, ‘Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality’ by Maria Popova

It’s a fascinating insight and I am keen to read the book referred to: ‘Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin

Famous Speeches from Burden of Dreams

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