The best he said was ,“You all have to READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ” for about 10 seconds and he added that he did not see movies. Two a year and if you are to see movies, watch the bad ones.
He kept joking the audience by saying, “But this happened in the 70’s and you were not even born at that time.”
Well, he was sitting two rows down from my seat during the showing of his film.
At the end of the session, I went up to the stage and I was not going to ask him for anything. I just wanted to exchange a few words with him. You won’t believe this: a cretin came up and asked him, “So how’s working with Tom Cruise?” [P.S. Herzog is working on Cruise’s next movie as an actor.] I approached him and said, “But I was around in the 70’s. I saw your films in São Paulo, Brazil. And today, it is a pleasure watching one of your films with you in this very room. He answered me that he was just pulling those kids’ legs and he signed his name on my notebook. This is something I never ask famous people whenever I encounter them in my life… but this particular autograph I shall, of course, treasure for a long time.