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A certain amount of contempt for the material employed to express an idea is indispensable to the purest realization of this idea.


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I would photograph an idea rather than an object, a dream rather than an idea.

I would photograph an idea rather than an object, a dream rather than an idea.



Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.



A camera alone does not make a picture. To make a picture you need a camera, a photographer and above all a subject. It is the subject that determines the interest of the photograph.

A camera alone does not make a picture. To make a picture you need a camera, a photographer and above all a subject. It is the subject that determines the interest of the photograph.



When I saw I was under attack from all sides, I knew I was on the right track.

When I saw I was under attack from all sides, I knew I was on the right track.



My works were designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify and inspire reflection.

My works were designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify and inspire reflection.



To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.

To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.



Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.

Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.



To create is divine, to reproduce is human.

To create is divine, to reproduce is human.



I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.



I have been accused of being a joker. But the most successful art to me involves humor.

I have been accused of being a joker. But the most successful art to me involves humor.





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Praise the Sea, but keepe on land.

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Would you like a whiskey?' I say. 'I've got some.' (That's original. I bet nobody's ever thought of that way of bridging the gap before.)

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Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.



Down in the water, Octavian yelled, “Get me out of here! I’ll kill you!” “Tempting,” Percy called down.

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On the court, I'm not afraid of anything. I try to have confidence and have a belief in myself.



When you know youre whoring it hurts. I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.

When you know youre whoring it hurts. I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.




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