Thursday, January 04, 2007

Which "Nature" were you speaking of?

"Kinski always says nature is full of erotic elements. I don’t see it so much erotic. I see it more full of obscenity. Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn’t see anything erotical here. I would see fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival and growing and just rotting away. The trees here are in misery, and the birds are in misery. I don’t think they sing; I think they just screech in pain. Taking a close look at what’s around us, there is some sort of a harmony. It is the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder."
- Werner Herzog, probably not the next president of the Sierra Club.

("Fight Between a Tiger and a Buffalo" by Henri Rousseau)


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