Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre.

Walter Benjamin

The only true voyage of discovery… would be not to visit strange lands but to behold the universe through the eyes of another…

Marcel Proust

Nothing could be worse than a return to normality.

Arundhati Roy

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

Mae West

I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.

Imogen Cunningham

The one who plants trees, knowing that they will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.

Rabindranath Tagore

Seeing is not as simple as looking.

Joseph Kosuth

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Without deviations from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa

If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for a hundred years, educate children.


I don't want art for a few,
any more than education for a few,
or freedom for a few.

William Morris

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.

Gloria Steinem

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

Diane Arbus

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation.

Alasdair Gray

A picture is a poem without words.


Industry without art is brutality.

Ananda Coomaraswamy

Story telling reveals meaning without the error of defining it.

Hannah Arendt

Art is not a thing;
it is a way.

Elbert Hubbard

A photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.

John Berger

The eye sees all, but the mind shows us what we want to see.

William Shakespeare

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Thomas Merton

Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.

Alfred North Whitehead

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

Albert Einstein

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

Chinese proverb

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Cesar A. Cruz

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.


There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.

Robert Frank