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Douglas Sirk Quotes

But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers for the failings of their world. And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them.
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Your characters have to remain innocent of what your picture is after.

— Douglas Sirk

I never regarded my pictures as very much to be proud of, except in this, the craft, the style.

— Douglas Sirk

In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics - an almost frozen idea of what beauty is.

— Douglas Sirk

At the same time, of course, Marxism arose - Rosa Luxembourg, Leninism, anarchism - and art became political.

— Douglas Sirk

The war was the end of an era, in art as well. And we were trying to create a new philosophy.

— Douglas Sirk

And it really began with Einstein. We attended his lectures. Now the theory of relativity remained - and still remains - only a theory. It has not been proven. But it suggested a completely different picture of the physical world.

— Douglas Sirk

Rock Hudson was not an educated man, but that very beautiful body of his was putty in my hands.

— Douglas Sirk

A director in Hollywood in my time couldn't do what he wanted to do.

— Douglas Sirk

I think the great artists, especially in literature, have always thought with the heart.

— Douglas Sirk

I worked for UFA as a set designer, you know.

— Douglas Sirk

There arose a belief in style - and in banality. Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was a common belief that politics were not worthy of art.

— Douglas Sirk

This is the dialectic - there is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains an element of craziness is by this very quality nearer to art.

— Douglas Sirk

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