Mike Cahill quotes

  • We are morphing as we go through things, and then we're presented with the notion of a soul. A soul implies more than just the preservation of energy. Science will tell you that you can explode a person, but their energy still exists - even if they're decimated, the universe will preserve that in the form of heat or whatever it is. So there's a preservation of our molecules or whatever, but is there a preservation of a thing that's called the self if that thing is not actually ever one thing?
    -- Mike Cahill

    #Self #Soul #Energy

  • I like filmmakers that try to touch upon the metaphysical, the things that are behind all this, that you can't actually physically interact with, but are somehow intuitively there. Maybe you can see the ashes of that fire or the echoes of something happening on a domain not-here, whether that be coincidence, whether that be familiarity with somebody who's a stranger.
    -- Mike Cahill

    #Fire #Echoes #Trying

  • My two older brothers are both molecular biologists and neuroscientists, and I feel like representing them accurately is never done in movies, and I really wanted to at least capture the spirit of a Ph.D. student whose goal and aspiration is to increase the sum total of human knowledge. That is noble. That was really, really important, to capture the three-dimensionality of scientists. Scientists fall in love, scientists have the greatest sense of humor, scientists are passionate.
    -- Mike Cahill

    #Falling In Love #Brother #Two

  • Where do we end, and what is the self? You cut off your arm, you're still yourself. You cut off two of your arms, you're still yourself. You cut off your arms and your legs, you're still yourself, right? Also, the idea of the self seems to be embedded right around here, right around the eyes. Infants know to look at the eyes.
    -- Mike Cahill

    #Eye #Cutting #Self

  • If my former self and my current self met for coffee, they'd get along OK, but they'd both probably walk out of the Starbucks shaking their heads and saying to themselves, “That guy is kinda delusional.”

  • Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

  • The soul should be examined in the light of other souls.

  • The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity...

  • You have to enjoy your job; you should wake up every day and love what you do... I honestly do... From the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul. I'm truly happy.

  • I sold my soul to the devil in L.A

  • I just bared my soul to you and all I get is an ‘okay’?

  • Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.

  • The Sacred Bombshell knows that her creative feminine energy is a catalyst. She remembers her womb wisdom.

  • You ask any actor - they'll tell you they'd rather shoot on location because you don't have to invent the energy, the energy is there.