Oscar Wilde // "A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is. It has nothing to do with the fact that other people want what they want."
Jimi Hendrix // "I just hate to be in one corner...I like to move around."
Henri Matisse // "Don’t try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out."
James Nachtwey // "There has always been war. War is raging throughout the world at the present moment. And there is little reason to believe that war will cease to exist in the future. As man has become increasingly civilized, his means of destroying his fellow man have become ever more efficient, cruel and devastating... Is it possible to put an end to a form of human behaviour which has existed throughout history by means of photography? The proportions of that notion seem ridiculously out of balance. Yet, that very idea has motivated me. For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke a sense of humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war and if it is used well it can be a powerful ingredient in the antidote to war... It has occurred to me that if everyone could be there just once to see for themselves...what unspeakable pain is caused by the impact of a single bullet or how a jagged piece of shrapnel can rip someone's leg off...if everyone could be there to see for themselves the fear and the grief, just one time, then they would understand that nothing is worth letting things get to the point where that happens to even one person, let alone thousands. But everyone cannot be there, and that is why photographers go there...to show them, to reach out and grab them and make them stop what they are doing and pay attention to what is going on...to create pictures powerful enough to overcome the diluting effects of the mass media and shake people out of their indifference...to protest and by the strength of that protest to make others protest."
Penelope Cruz // "I miss the time when people wrote letters to each other...I belong to another age."
Marguerite Yourcenar // "A touch of madness is, I think, almost always necessary for constructing a destiny."
Princess Diana // "I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them."
Viggo Mortensen // "One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was: go slow to go fast. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress."
Charles Bukowski // "I get many phonecalls now. They are all alike. 'Are you Charles Bukowski, the writer?' 'Yes,' I tell them. And they tell me that they understand my writing, and some of them are writers or want to be writers and they have dull and horrible jobs and they can't face the room, the apartment, the walls that night...they want somebody to talk to, and they can't believe that I can't help them, that I don't know the words. They can't believe that often now I double up in my room, grab my gut and say 'Jesus Jesus Jesus, not again!' They can't believe that the loveless people, the streets, the loneliness, the walls are mine too. And when I hang up the phone they think I have held back my secret. I don't write out of knowledge. When the phone rings, I too would like to hear words that might ease some of this. That's why my number's listed."