"We thrill to the words of the great St. Isaac the Syrian when he sings about the 'merciful heart' that embraces all of creation in love, even snakes and insects."
"I don't think you should hurt or kill animals just to entertain an audience. Animals should have some rights. But there are a lot of directors, including Ingmar Bergman, who will injure animals to further a plot. I will have none of it."