We want to imitate God, that is why there are artists. Artists want to recreate the world, as if they were small gods. And they do… They constantly rethink history, life, things that happen in the world, things that we think happened, but only because we believe. Because, after all, all we have is memory. Because everything has already passed? But who can be sure what we think happened really happened? Who should we ask?
— Manoel de Oliveira in Wim Wenders’ The Lisbon Story