“Seek to be the purple thread in the long white gown.”

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“Seek to be the purple thread in the long white gown.”

Epictetus, Greek, philosopher


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“It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see.”

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“It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see.”

Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, painter


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“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

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“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

— David Alan Harvey, photographer


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“You lose your grip, and then you slip into the masterpiece.”

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“You lose your grip, and then you slip into the masterpiece.”

— Leonard Cohen, songwriter, poet


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

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

Diane Arbus, photographer


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“By stretching language we’ll distort it sufficiently to wrap ourselves in it and hide.”

Art of Quotation

“By stretching language we’ll distort it sufficiently to wrap ourselves in it and hide.”

Jean Genet, French, writer


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