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Gael Garcia Bernal Quotes

Gael Garcia Bernal Quotes:

We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we’re being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We’ve been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn’t. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It’s the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Change, Democracy, Election
A boxing workout is the heaviest thing, but it’s the best. The worst part is that boxing gyms are the smelliest things in the universe. You have to lie down on the floor, where everyone has been sweating and spitting, and do 1,000 situps and push-ups.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Best, Lie, Universe
You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn’t play that way. It’s about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Change, Motorcycle, Stories
Every democracy is constructed day-to-day. And the electoral process reduces and minimalizes every single aspect of human complexity. We’re putting it into pamphlets. We’re doing a publicity show. We’re becoming symbols.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Single, Democracy, Show
Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you’re doing because if not, you feel like it’s a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Faith, Time, Mean
In English, I’m a little bit limited. I speak English as a second language, and that’s a little limitation that I have to work around and I have to use it to my favor. So, yes, that’s why I end up wanting to do more things in Latin America.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Work, End, America
In Mexico we have a trick – add a crystal of salt to the kettle and the tea tastes better, almost English. But after four pots, your kettle’s broken.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Broken, English, Almost
The collective experience of watching a great film together in a room is a transcendent moment that will never die.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Experience, Great, Together
We all have a cross-gender character: Every woman has a man that they can play, and every man has a woman that they can play.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Character, Woman
Texas is a country in its own. It’s made up of half Mexico/half United States but completed mixed. I don’t mean to draw a generalization but it is a place, a territory, that’s really made up of all these encounters, you know?
Gael Garcia Bernal

Mean, Place, United
Alexander Gonzalez Inarritu is a great director. He’s the one I first worked with. He’s amazing.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Great, Amazing, Worked
I always laugh a lot when I see the dramas that I end up doing. I see myself behaving very seriously and I’m like, ‘What is this?’
Gael Garcia Bernal
End, Laugh, Seriously
I go with the flow. Whatever music you play for me, I’ll dance.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Music, Whatever, Dance
I want to do work, but I also want to have a good time.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Work, Time, Good
I was brought up the Mexican way, where actors are paid very little and every part you take is an act of faith. If people respect that, then great.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Faith, Respect, Great
In Latin America, you don’t do things for the money because there is no money.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Money, America, Latin
In Mexico you have death very close. That’s true for all human beings because it’s a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Life, Death, True
It’s very difficult to raise money, especially in the United States, for independent movies.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Money, Movies, Difficult
Recently I’ve been doing risottos. Some of them have been amazing. Some of them, not all of them.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Amazing, Recently
Every decision that you make you have to be incredible congruent. It doesn’t mean that you have to starve. If you need money, you do something that gives you money, that’s normal.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Money, Mean, Decision
Films, fiction, can encompass a whole global vision on a particular subject with any story, whatever it is. You can play the story in whatever country with whatever language in whatever style you want to tell the story in.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Whatever, Story, Language
I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I’d end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I’d do plays.
Gael Garcia Bernal
End, Act, Profession
I asked the producers when I was doing ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ if they could give me a VHS recording of the film that I could show to my family, because in Mexico and Latin America, when you do a film, you don’t expect anybody to see it, especially not in the cinema.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Family, America, Film
I didn’t know I wanted to do films until I started to do them. Very few films are made in Mexico and film-making belonged to a very specific group, a clique.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Group, Until, Few
I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there’s a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Food, Water, Place

In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you’re a theater actor it’s very difficult to make a living. But it’s also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Education, Knowledge, Beautiful
Let’s not give the electoral process so much importance. We have to be cynical about it. Let’s give importance to the real democracy that’s constructed on a day-to-day basis. That’s my hopeful perspective on it.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Democracy, Process, Hopeful
When it’s good, cinema can be one of the most important things in a person’s life. A film can be a catalyst for change. You witness this and it is an incredibly spiritual experience that I’d never lived before; well, maybe only in a football match.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Life, Change, Experience
I was asked to go to Cannes to present Amores Perros. And little did I know that this film would be huge. I saw it for the first time in Cannes, and it was the first time I’d seen myself on such a big screen. And it had a huge impact on me – it was the strangest feeling.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Time, Feeling, Film
I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Religion, School, Job
I’ve never cared for the idea of a career path, or where a film might ‘take me.’ My love is for acting not money, so I only take on roles that I find challenging, in stories I find interesting.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Love, Money, Career
In a comedy, after the day is done, you can figure out ways of how to make it even funnier for the next day. In dramas, it’s very different – the mindset that you’re in.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Comedy, Next, Ways
In terms of work, obviously acting is such a job that is very in the flesh kind of thing. It’s your work, but it’s your life, in a way. You can get so mixed up.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Life, Work, Job
It’s not easy to act, but to direct to act. It goes form one place to the next. It’s not heading for the punchline, and also it’s not about scoring goals. It’s about passing the ball, and the goals will come by themselves.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Easy, Place, Goals
Life certainly points it out to you – ‘you can go this way or the other way.’ You have to decide and it’s a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you’re living in the best place, but you’re letting the place where you should live alone?
Gael Garcia Bernal

Life, Best, Alone
Mexican food is far more varied than people think. It changes like dialects. I was brought up in Jalisco by the sea on a basic diet – tomatoes, chillis, peppers of every size and rice, which is a Mexican staple. The Pacific coast has a huge array of seafood.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Food, Diet, Sea
Talking about food is like talking about your dreams. Everyone has something to say. We all have to eat, it’s just what we eat which differs. Some people eat for fuel and I feel bad for them.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Dreams, Food, Bad
We have a documentary film festival in Mexico. It’s really original. It’s called Ambulante, and it’s a film festival that travels around several cities in Mexico.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Film, Original, Cities

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