Freddie Mercury // "We're seeking perfection, even if we know it's virtually impossible to find... We are meticulous. It drives some...mad, but we want everything to be as good as it can."
Jack Kerouac // "The world you see is just a movie in your mind. Rocks dont see it. Bless and sit down. Forgive and forget. Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now. That’s the story. That’s the message. Nobody understands it, nobody listens, they’re all running around like chickens with heads cut off. I will try to teach it but it will be in vain, s’why I’ll end up in a shack praying and being cool and singing by my woodstove making pancakes."
Charles Bukowski // "There were these people on the ground, they were reaching up their arms and trying to pull me down but they couldn't do it. I felt like pissing on them. They were so jealous. All they had to do was to work their way slowly up to it as I had done. Such people think success grows on trees. You and I, we know better."
Agnes Varda // "I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see."
Jean Reno // "You have to show it in your eyes and in your attitude...honesty has to come from your whole body."
Sylvia Plath // "Being born a woman is my awful tragedy. From the moment I was conceived I was doomed...to have my whole circle of action, thought and feeling rigidly circumscribed by my inescapable feminity. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars...to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording...all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."
Katharine Hepburn // "You can't just be talented... You also have to become necessary to people, by working hard and well and bringing more than your bones and your skin to the project. Don't just show up. Transform the work, yourself, and everybody around you. Be needed. Be interesting. Be something no one else can be...and consistently."
Albertine Sarrazin // "I would like to stay like this, lazy, warm, in the silence where only our regular breathing can be heard, without ever having to make gestures, speak words which sell us out and betray us; this moment is real and alive, I stretch it into eternity..."
Björk // "I get obsessed by nerdy little things in my corner that no one else is interested in."