- Mr. Allen, do you truly believe that happiness in life is impossible?
- This is my perspective and has always been my perspective on life. I have a very grim, pessimistic view of it. I always have since I was a little boy; it hasn’t gotten worse with age or anything. I do feel that’s it’s a grim, painful, nightmarish, meaningless experience and that the only way that you can be happy is if you tell yourself some lies and deceive yourself.
- I think it’s safe to say that most people would disagree.
- But I am not the first person to say this or even the most articulate person. It was said by Nietzsche, it was said by Freud, it was said by Eugene O’Neill. One must have one’s delusions to live. If you look at life too honestly and clearly, life becomes unbearable because it’s a pretty grim enterprise, you will admit.
- Are you equally pessimistic about love?
- You are much more dependent on luck than you think. People say if you want to have a good relationship, you have to work at it. But you never hear it about anything you really like, about sailing or going to soccer games. You never say "I have to work at it". You just love it. You can’t work at a relationship; you can’t control it. You have to be lucky and go through your life. If you are not lucky you have to be prepared for some degree of suffering. That’s why most relationships are very difficult and have some degree of pain. People stay together because of inertia, they don’t have the energy. Because they are frightened of being lonely, or they have children.
por ahí campanella ahora parece un poco común y corriente. yo siempre vuelvo a sus películas, no son películas triunfalistas, en las que siempre todo termina bien, de hecho las cosas siempre van de mal en peor, pero siempre están las ganas.
Ahora tengo mas vértigo que cuando chica. Será que me quiero tirar más al vacío?