"Photography has always been about documentary, the depiction of the instant, a moment, sometimes a place. Each project is somehow an experimentation of a specific context or a character."
Hedi Slimane

"Polaroid by its nature makes you frugal. You walk around with maybe two packs of film in your pocket. You have 20 shots, so each shot is a world."
Patti Smith

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
Andy Warhol

"It takes courage to be creative. Just as soon as you have a new idea, you are a minority of one. (via workinghumor)"
E. Paul Torrance

"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. (via quoteland)"
Poul Anderson

"People are products of their environment. If you want people to buy your products your products have to become part of their environment. (via Quote Junkie)"
Eric McFadden

"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. (via Great minds)"
Benjamin Disraeli

"I like digital cameras, because they enable you to reminisce immediately."
Demetri Martin

"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."
Ambrose Bierce

"Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged."
Thomas Alva Edison

"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote."
E.M. Forster

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
Vince Lombardi

"Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it "creative observation." Creative viewing."
William S. Burroughs

"Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are."
Robert Bresson

"No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built."
Frank Lloyd Wright

"If a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps."
James Thurber

"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."
Salvador Dali

"Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organisation, not part of the fabric."
Phil Crosby

"I don't really analyze my stuff when I write. I write about stuff that I'm interested in, that I'm feeling at that particular time. When I stand back and look at the complete work, I might see themes that run through the whole film, but I'm not really conscious of it when I'm doing it."
Spike Lee

"Nowadays, if a studio assumes that his film is bad, there is always an executive that gets more nervous than usual and thinks that if they change the music, the film will become a masterpiece."
Maurice Jarre

"François Truffaut defined a great movie as a perfect blend of truth and spectacle. Now it's become bifurcated. Studio films are all spectacle and no truth, and independent films are all truth and no spectacle."
Howard Franklin

"As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone."
Andy Goldsworthy

"So much of the work is intuitive. The resistance you detect is just that, a kind of evasion, a sense that too much analysis will inhibit creativity."
Peter Weir

"The spirit must be felt so intensely that it has power to call others in passing, for it must pass, not stop in the pictures."
Emily Carr

"Film provides an opportunity to marry the power of ideas with the power of images."
Steven Bochco

"Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark."
Henri Frederic Amiel

"Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay."
Sam Abell

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
James Dean

"They want more production and they want it cheaper. But no matter what happens, the creative idea will be perpetuated by somebody who comes up with a vision. I don't care if there are three CEOs - it takes one guy with an idea."
Joe Grant

"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."
W. Somerset Maugham

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