Paul Bowles // "Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that's so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless."
Tove Jansson // "If I could wish something good for someone, I would wish for them an island with no address."
Arthur Rimbaud // "I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still."
Leonard Cohen // "The older you get...the deeper the love you need."
Akira Kurosawa // "People today have forgotten they're really just part of nature."
Henry Miller // "The idea is, you know, you live from moment to moment...this moment decides the next step. You shouldn’t be five steps ahead, only the very next one. And if you can keep to that, you’re always alright. You see, but people are thinking too far ahead...you know what I mean? Think only what’s right there. Do only what’s right under your nose to do. You know? It’s such a simple thing and people can’t do it, you know."
Elisabeth Kübler Ross // "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
Ernest Hemingway // "If a writer stops observing, he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed."
Yohji Yamamoto // "Creation is lifework, creation is how...you spend your life, you cannot divide life and the creation, it’s impossible. Shut your eyes, close your ears, don’t use your brain, use your heart, your soul."
Robert Redford // "I'm interested in that thing that happens where there's a breaking point for some people and not for others. You go through such hardship, things that are almost impossibly difficult, and there's no sign that it's going to get any better, and that's the point when people quit. But some don't."
Jim Harrison // "I seek the substantial in life."
Satyajit Ray // "For me, pauses are very important: something happening, waiting for the words, and when the words come, you have that weight."