J, you are correct. I am kind of obsessed with Werner Herzog. Sometimes he just gets things exactly right:
"We lived for a while in San Francisco, but it was too chic and leisurely. New York is only a place to go if you're into finances. But we wanted a place of cultural substance. And if you look behind the stereotype of glitz and glamour, that is Los Angeles. If you go to Florence, it has all surface beauty, but like Venice, it's simply a museum of Renaissance times. Los Angeles is raw, uncouth and bizarre, but it's a place of substance. It has more new horizons than any other place."
That almost exactly sums up why I quit my great job, ditched my great apartment and moved across the country with no job prospects just over 3 years ago. How can I not be fascinated? Plus, he has several other interesting things to say. Not to mention a few amazing films to his credit.
Photo above is Herzog eating his shoe after losing a bet to Errol Morris. *L