• To humiliate and be humiliated, I think, is a crucial element in our whole social structure. It's not only the artist I'm sorry for. It's just that I know exactly where he feels most humiliated.

    Interview with Torsten Manns, as quoted in Stig Bjoerkman, Torsten Manns and Jonas Sima "Bergman on Bergman: Interviews with Ingmar Bergman" translated by Paul Britten Austin, 1973.