Jorge Luis Borges // "I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited."
Paul Cezanne // "Tell me, do you think I'm going mad? I sometimes wonder, you know."
River Phoenix // "It's not about a career. It's about believing in something...it's about caring and empathizing and wanting to create the best, the most true to life, the most real."
Tracey Emin // "I gave up painting, I gave up art, I gave up believing, I gave up faith. I had what I called my emotional suicide, I gave up a lot of friendships with people, I just gave up believing in life really and it’s taken me years to actually start loving and believing again. I realized that there was a greater idea of creativity. Greater than anything I could make just with my mind or with my hands, I realized there was something…the essence of creativity, that moment of conception, the whole importance, the whole being of everything and I realized that if I was going to make art it couldn’t be about…it couldn’t be about a fucking picture. It couldn’t be about something visual. It had to be about where it was really coming from."
Bob Marley // "The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race."
Roald Dahl // "If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
Oscar Wilde // "The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me."
Simone de Beauvoir // "Whatever the country...man was everywhere crushed by technology, made a stranger to his own work, imprisoned, forced into stupidity. The evil all arose from the fact that he had increased his needs rather than limited them... As long as fresh needs continued to be created, so new frustrations would come into being. When had the decline begun? The day knowledge was preferred to wisdom and mere usefulness to beauty... Only a moral revolution...not a social or political revolution...only a moral revolution would lead man back to his lost truth."
Jim Carrey // "You know, when you take your mask off, there’s a shit load of people still wearing the mask who are not gonna like that you’re making their mask look like a mask."