Stephen Fry // "Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it…that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing…an actor, a writer…I am a person who does things…I write, I act…and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun."
Clarice Lispector // "When I suddenly see myself in the depths of the mirror, I take fright. I can scarcely believe that I have limits, that I am outlined and defined. I feel myself to be dispersed in the atmosphere, thinking inside other creatures, living inside things beyond myself. When I suddenly see myself in the mirror, I am not startled because I find myself ugly or beautiful... When I haven't looked at myself for some time, I almost forget that I am human."
William S. Burroughs // "The artist observes something invisible to others."
Ernest Hemingway // "Don’t ever kid yourself about loving someone. It is just that most people are not lucky enough ever to have it. What you have...whether it lasts just through today and a part of tomorrow, or whether it lasts for a long life is the most important thing that can happen to a human being. There will always be people who say it does not exist because they cannot have it. But I tell you it is true and that you have it and that you are lucky even if you die tomorrow."
Béla Tarr // "I am a creative person. I have to create…otherwise I will die."
Bob Dylan // "Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about will come true."
Haruki Murakami // "Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard."
Joni Mitchell // "The most important thing is to write in your own blood. I bare intimate feelings because people should know how other people feel."
Andy Warhol // "Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, 'So what.' 'My mother didn't love me.' So what... 'I'm a success but I'm still alone.' So what. I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget."
Le Corbusier // "You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces. That is construction... But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say: This is beautiful. That is Architecture. Art enters in."
Jean Dubuffet // "For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity."
Alber Elbaz // "You know, it’s not about screaming, it’s about whispering. When you scream everybody hears, but not everybody listens. When you whisper maybe not too many people can hear you, but it goes deeper."