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“One of the most valuable things I’ve been reminded of [working on LotR] is the value of compassion. The importance of mercy. Especially towards people that you don’t understand or you have differences with. Understanding that even the smallest person matters. Let’s say we’re sitting in a restaurant and we’re talking about compassion and humility and how bad prejudice is, and the waiter comes over, and you say, ‘go away, we’re busy talking, can’t you see that?’ You’ve blown everything you just said. So it does matter how Merry and Pippin talk to each other. It does matter how I treat my son. It does matter how I deal with a waiter or anybody. It’s what each person does and how they react, that’s what makes community, what makes a society. It’s obvious, but what else is there? And that’s what the story tells you.”

Viggo Mortensen on LotR
by Emmanuel Itier
theBookLA.com
2004

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‘Words were everywhere I looked, filling dreams, giving me names for everything. It was all I could do to keep up with them, catch a few as they drifted through me, fell now and then from clouds, from my eyes to the table, onto my lap or became tangled in horses’ manes. Most of the words got away, as they usually will, but at night I regularly managed to gather them in bunches.’

Viggo Mortensen

‘So much has already been done and there’s not much that’s new,’ he concludes. ‘You can’t let that stop you though, because the actual exercise of just poking around the debris is worthwhile. Even if you produce stuff that’s interesting to nobody but yourself, the activity justifies itself. Making things is a way of finding out.’

Viggo Mortensen
Treasure Island: A visit with Viggo Mortensen
Recent Forgeries
Kristine McKenna 1998

 

 “I think five minutes can be an eternity if it’s well used, you know. There are periods of time that are gems, but you don’t have to go into a blizzard in South Dakota or into the rain forests of New Zealand or the middle of the Sahara. You can find that just walking down the street.”

Viggo Mortensen
The Rebel King
By Chris Heath
GQ magazine, 2004

 

“We each have only a limited amount of time here. We have to do more with it – pay attention, explore, be open to all of life. Because we have only one chance, we have to make life seem longer than it really is.”

Viggo Mortensen

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