To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins. At one time they may be carbuncle stones, then coals, then diamonds, then flint stones, then morning dew, then tears.
Man, before he is being regenerated, does not even know that any internal man exists, much less is he acquainted with its nature and quality.
The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright.
There is one rule for industrialists and that is: make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
Over the years, I was never really driven to become a solo artist, but I was curious to find out who I was as an individual creative person. It's taken some time, but now I feel I've truly paid my dues. I guess I'm at a point now where I'm more comfortable in my own skin.
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
As an individual, I myself feel impelled to fancy a limitless succession of Universes. Each exists, apart and independently, in the bosom of its proper and particular God.
Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
I was little impressed with this rough and ready way of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided that I was now quite free of any obligations.
The films should be influenced by the individual commandments to the same degree that the commandments influence our daily lives.
In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.
We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.
Oh, my God, this amazing cool breeze is coming through my window and the sun is shining. I'm happy.
Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
The quality of the Lord's church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil.