David Hockney // "If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you feel quite alive."
Jorge Luis Borges // "We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men."
Jack Nicholson // "I'd prefer if people had no impressions of me. As a kid, I had to tell my own family, 'Please, just don't talk about me!' Because they always got it wrong. Always. I just didn't want them to tell anyone anything about me."
Alan Moore // "In order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely and purely without fear, without desire. Because things that we do without lust of result are the purest actions we shall ever take."
James Baldwin // "For nothing is fixed, forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out."
Julie Delpy // "I’m an adaptable nomad...my roots are inside of me."
Charles Bukowski // "I was laying in bed one night and I thought, 'I'll just quit. To hell with it.' And another little voice inside me said 'Don't quit. Save that tiny little ember of spark. And never give them that spark because as long as you have that spark, you can start the greatest fire again.'"
J. Krishnamurti // "I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view... Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others... Truth has no path, and that is the beauty of truth, it is living. A dead thing has a path to it because it is static, but when you see that the truth is something living, moving, which has no resting place, which is in no temple, mosque or church, which no religion, no teacher, no philosopher, nobody can lead you to...then you will also see that this living thing is what you actually are. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary."
Charlie Chaplin // "Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles."