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Toni Morrison // "Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do."

Photo of Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen // "There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing."

Photo of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway // "We must try to grow up again and face what we have to face without being irritable or hurt that someone did not understand and appreciate."

Photo of Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand // "You know why your pictures are no fucking good? Because they don’t describe the chaos of life."

Photo of Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus // "I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time."

Photo of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin // "Listening is not a reaction, it is a connection."

Photo of Paul Bowles

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."

Photo of Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson // "If I could wish something good for someone, I would wish for them an island with no address."

Photo of Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud // "I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still."

Photo of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen // "The older you get...the deeper the love you need."

Photo of Akira Kurosawa

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 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."