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A lot of the themes of my movies, the actual stories, come from tabloid stories. -Errol Morris
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Mike Wallace's interviews may make great television, but they don't produce great evidence. -Errol Morris
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The perfect war is started for obscure reasons, is hopelessly murderous, and accomplishes nothing. -Errol Morris
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I used to work as a private detective years and years ago. -Errol Morris
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I'm really interested in self-deception. Really interested in how people live in bubble universes. How people can fail to see the seemingly obvious. -Errol Morris
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But there's a big difference between, say, reporting on a story and simply making up a story. -Errol Morris
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The imprimatur of truthfulness does not guarantee truthfulness. People should know better. But they don't. -Errol Morris
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The pursuit of truth, properly considered, shouldn't stop short of insanity. -Errol Morris
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I've never seen myself as a documentary filmmaker. I see myself as a filmmaker, period, and I am interested in drama as well as in documentary. -Errol Morris
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There are many dramas that I would like to make: dramas based on real stories. It's approaching things from the other side. -Errol Morris
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You can't tell by looking at a film-clip whether it is a drama or a documentary without knowing how it was produced. -Errol Morris
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Truth and falsity is something that concerns language, it's a property of language. -Errol Morris
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Language can be used to so many diverse ends. It can be used to clarify and, of course, it can be used to obfuscate, confuse, evade... -Errol Morris
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I think calling someone a character is a compliment. -Errol Morris
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Maybe existence is ultimately a lonely thing. -Errol Morris
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Nothing is so obvious that it's obvious. -Errol Morris
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There is only one direction. (Down.) There is only one color. (Black.) And there is only one number (Zero.) -Errol Morris
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Film is lies at twenty-four frames a second. -Errol Morris
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I like to point out that people very often confuse the idea that truth is subjective with the fact that truth is perishable. -Errol Morris
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I am profoundly skeptical about our abilities to predict the future in general, and human behavior in particular. -Errol Morris
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I've never had any problem with crazy people. I like crazy people; I probably am a crazy person myself. -Errol Morris
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