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truth’s ecstasy

August 29, 2009

Werner Herzog: It’s beautiful to invent. And truth is not found in facts per se. In Philippe’s case, there’s a deeper truth in what he’s doing–an ecstasy of truth. And he’s discovering, of course, walking in the sky, in the clouds, means a form of ecstasy–a quintessential metaphor of an ecstatic moment. There’s a truth in it that we can somehow function beyond our limitations. He can walk in the skies.

Philippe Petit: Truth deserves more than being factually recorded.

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(thanks to Spurious for finding this one)

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