“One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.”

"One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real."
Klaus Kinski and Isabelle Illiers in The Fruits of Passion

Klaus Kinski, (1926-1991) was an actor famed for his intense performances in films such as Werner Herzog’s Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, and Woyzeck.

In his autobiography, Kinski Uncut, he portrays himself as a brooding sexual megalomaniac, although much of it may have been exaggerated to boost sales. 

I don’t know the exact source of this quote.

I agree, however, that our perversions are likely more true than our virtues.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>