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Klaus Kinski
October 18, 1926 - November 23, 1991
Nationality: German
Category: Actor
Subcategory: German Actor

Fun? There is no fun.


In a way, everything concerning a movie leaves me cold.


You have to protect yourself, your body, your being. You cannot treat it badly; you have to keep it, make as sensitive as possible.


I knew there were, in myself, the souls of millions of people who lived centuries ago; not just people but animals, plants, the elements, things, even, matter. All of these exist in me.


I sell myself for the highest price. Exactly like a prostitute. There is no difference.


Once, I took a taxi. I hate those limousines. They stink and their drivers have been driving dead people to the cemeteries.


About 25 years ago, I was in an apartment, and next door, they put on the radio, so I struck the wall with my fist, but they did not put the radio down. I took a tool and banged until I made a hole through the wall. It was like a comedy movie.


Whenever I was with a woman, I always sort of want another one. So there was always another one. I can't explain this.


Put a bird cage near the window so that the bird can see the sky? It's much better to look than not to, even if it hurts.


People who do not see the terrible things therefore do not see the beautiful things, either.


Where a beast would have claws, I was born with talent.


I could be with a woman in a bed, for weeks even, and it would seem to me like three seconds. Or 300 years.


The truth is, I can never die. For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you. I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.


It is true what Rimbaud said; If you think a book is strong enough, try it at the ocean, in the wind, at the waves. If the book can resist the ocean, then it exists. Otherwise, throw it away.


I am dying of hunger.


You don't need a framework. You need a painting, not a frame.


You leap over the wall of one ghetto and find yourself in another ghetto.


Sometimes my heart hurts so much, I beat it with my fists. I try to run. But you cannot run from this. It waits for you. Even when you think you have escaped it, it is there.


I don't need anybody to tell me how to be alive.


But words - words are not enough!


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