Miloš Forman citáty
Datum narození: 18. únor 1932
Datum úmrtí: 13. duben 2018
Miloš Forman, původně Jan Tomáš Forman, je režisér, scenárista a herec českého původu, žijící ve Spojených státech amerických. Je držitelem dvou Oscarů za nejlepší režii, tří Zlatých glóbů a ceny BAFTA ve stejné kategorii.
Citáty Miloš Forman
„Je otázka kdy jedinec, který nějakým způsobem zpochybňuje moc - přestává být hrdinou a stává se z něj blázen, nebo naopak a nebo obojí. Na konci války jsem viděl lidi, kteří šli s koštětem proti tanku a všichni kolem křičeli: "To je šílenec!" A dva týdny nato, už mu stavěli pomník a dělali z něj hrdinu.“
— Miloš Forman
„You know, you have to really decide where you want to live: if you want to live in the jungle or in the zoo. Because if you want the beauty, if you want freedom, the jungle is... that's your world.“
— Miloš Forman
Context: You know, you have to really decide where you want to live: if you want to live in the jungle or in the zoo. Because if you want the beauty, if you want freedom, the jungle is... that's your world. But you're in danger there, you have to live with snakes, sharks, tigers, skunks, you know, mosquitoes, leeches. You want to be safe, you have to live in the zoo. You are protected. You know, if you are a lamb, the tiger will not attack you. You know, you'll get a little bit something to eat every day; that's fine. You have to work hard, but you live behind the bars, and what's wonderful — you live there behind the bars and you dream about the beauty of the jungle. Now what happened was that the bars opened, and everybody runs after the dream. And suddenly, well, yeah, it's beautiful — yes, I am free to go wherever I want, do whatever I want, but where do I want to go? Oh, my God, and here is a tiger and here's a snake. Oh, oh, and people have a tendency to, you know, back. And you will be surprised how many people prefer to live in the zoo; they are not ready to pay for the freedom; they think that freedom should be, you know, for free, even for granted, which never is, never is.
„What was important — that they punished if you're innocent, because that puts everybody, you know, puts fear in everybody.“
— Miloš Forman
Context: All the Sixties were complicated, you know. On the one hand it was funny too, you know; on the other hand it was cruel, you know. The communists are so cruel, because they impose one taste on everybody, on everything, and who doesn't comply with their teachings and with their ideology, is very soon labeled pervert, you know, or whatever they want you call it, or counterrevolutionary or whatever. And then the censorship itself, that's not the worst evil. The worst evil is — and that's the product of censorship — is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself. I am stopping to being honest, I am becoming hypocrite — and that's what they wanted, they wanted everybody to feel guilty, they were, you know... And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted — steal, you know, lie, whatever. What was important — that they punished if you're innocent, because that puts everybody, you know, puts fear in everybody.