Simone de Beauvoir // "The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power."
Steven Spielberg // "The thing I really want to emphasize is...when you have a dream, it doesn't often come at you screaming in your face, 'This is who you are, this is what you must be for the rest of your life.' Sometimes a dream almost whispers...your instincts, your human personal intuition...always whispers; it never shouts... So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear."
Vincent Cassel // "Your only power...is to say yes or no."
Toni Morrison // "When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game."
Isabel Marant // "When you look at iconic people, most of the time they are dressed up exactly the same way for all their life. They dress for themselves."
Rick Rubin // "I don’t really have any control over what’s going to happen... It’s more just experimentation and waiting for that moment when your breath gets taken away...it’s not anything to master. You just have to recognize it when it happens and protect it from evaporating."
John Baldessari // "I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex."
John Steinbeck // "After the bare requisites to living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. He leaves his proof on wood, on stone or on the lives of other people. This deep desire exists in everyone, from the boy who writes dirty words in a public toilet to the Buddha who etches his image in the mind. Life is so unreal. I think that we seriously doubt that we exist and go about trying to prove that we do."
Ernest Hemingway // "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."