Simone Weil // "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."
Alexander McQueen // "I came to terms with not fitting in a long time ago."
Joe Strummer // "People can change anything they want to. And that means everything in the world. People are running about following their little tracks...and I am one of them. But we've all got to stop just following our own little mouse trail. People can do anything...this is something that I'm beginning to learn."
Anna Karina // "Everybody...all the people with talent and genius...there is one way they are all the same: they're very human, and they have this sense of giving to you. It doesn't matter what kind of way they're doing it, as long as it's getting to you...as long as you're on the same road."
J.D. Salinger // "There are still a few men who love desperately."
Michael Caine // "This time, you've got to do something absolutely different from what you've ever done before."
Charles Bukowski // "In my work, as a writer, I only photograph, in words, what I see...and if some terrible act occurs in my work it is because such things happen in our lives... In my writing I do not always agree with what occurs, nor do I linger in the mud for the sheer sake of it. Also, it is curious that the people who rail against my work seem to overlook the sections of it which entail joy and love and hope, and there are such sections. My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the 'light' and never mentioned the other, then as an artist I would be a liar. Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can't vent any anger against them. I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist. I am not dismayed that one of my books has been hunted down and dislodged from the shelves of a local library. In a sense, I am honored that I have written something that has awakened these from their non-ponderous depths. But I am hurt, yes, when somebody else's book is censored, for that book, usually is a great book and there are few of those, and throughout the ages that type of book has often generated into a classic, and what was once thought shocking and immoral is now required reading at many of our universities. I am not saying that my book is one of those, but I am saying that in our time, at this moment when any moment may be the last for many of us, it's damned galling and impossibly sad that we still have among us the small, bitter people, the witch-hunters and the declaimers against reality. Yet, these too belong with us, they are part of the whole, and if I haven't written about them, I should, maybe have here, and that's enough. May we all get better together."
Kendrick Lamar // "What separated me...is the fact that I didn't get caught inside the reality. I was always dreaming about doing something else or going somewhere else."
Björk // "I don't like in-between stuff...I'm very, very this or very, very that. Always two verys."