Learn to be Alone | Andrei Tarkovsky, 1984


Andrei Tarkovsky

‘What would you like to tell young people?

“I don’t know… I think I’d like to say only that they should learn to be alone and try to spend
as much time as possible by themselves. I think one of the faults of young people today is that
they try to come together around events that are noisy, almost aggressive at times. This desire
to be together in order to not feel alone is an unfortunate symptom, in my opinion. Every person
needs to learn from childhood how to be spend time with oneself. That doesn’t mean he should be lonely, but that he shouldn’t grow bored with himself because people who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger, from a self-esteem point of view.”

Andrei Tarkovsky, A Poet in the Cinema, 1984
Documentary / Director: Donatella Baglivo

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