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    "I like to put things up around my bed all the time, pictures of mine that I like and other things and I change it every month or so. There’s some funny subliminal thing that happens. It isn’t just looking at it. It’s looking at it when you’re not looking at it. It really begins to act on you in a funny way."

    “A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”

    “The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.”

    “There's a quality of legend about freaks.
    Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.”

    “For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.”

    “I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

    “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding”

    “One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.”

    “What moves me about...what's called technique...is that it comes from some mysterious deep place. I mean it can have something to do with the paper and the developer and all that stuff, but it comes mostly from some very deep choices somebody has made that take a long time and keep haunting them.”

    “You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.”

    “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.”

    “If the fall of man consists in the separation of god and the devil the serpent must have appeared out of the middle of the apple when Eve bit like the original worm in it, splitting it in half and sundering everything which was once one into a pair of opposites, so the world is Noah's ark on the sea of eternity containing all the endless pairs of things, irreconcilable and inseparable, and heat will always long for cold and the back for the front and smiles for tears and mutt for jeff and no for yes with the most unutterable nostalgia there is.”

     












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    ILI?

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    I like some of her quotes, but her narcissism is really annoying.

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