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Is photography an art? There is no point in trying to find out if it is an art. Art is old-fashioned. We need something else.


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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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I don't like expeditions where it is a total lottery whether you live or die. You have to keep those sort of good luck cards for rare occasions!

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For my part I consider the earth very noble and admirable precisely because of the diverse alterations, changes, generations, etc. that occur in it incessantly.

For my part I consider the earth very noble and admirable precisely because of the diverse alterations, changes, generations, etc. that occur in it incessantly.



Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths. You don't have to believe in just one thing. When you chose one idea, you close yourself to the rest.

Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths. You don't have to believe in just one thing. When you chose one idea, you close yourself to the rest.



We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.

We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.



Note that I hold the single-author record for total CERT advisories, proving that in my copious youth I knew how to sling code but not how to manage risk.

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I'm not obsessively a follower of fashion in the way I used to be. But I still have all those magazines I bought at the time because I bought ones that felt a little timeless, more like books.

I'm not obsessively a follower of fashion in the way I used to be. But I still have all those magazines I bought at the time because I bought ones that felt a little timeless, more like books.



One little leak becomes a lake, Says the tiny voice in my earpiece

One little leak becomes a lake, Says the tiny voice in my earpiece



The fruit of the Spirit is not what we can make ourselves do for a moment, But what God makes us to be for a lifetime.

The fruit of the Spirit is not what we can make ourselves do for a moment, But what God makes us to be for a lifetime.



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No tame animal has lost less of its native dignity or maintained more of its ancient reserve. The domestic cat might rebel tomorrow.




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