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.
I chose to live in London, and I love it there. But I'm Scottish through and through. It's a great place, a beautiful land and a beautiful people.
I guess we'd be living in a boring, perfect world if everybody wished everybody else well.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles.
You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
I am finished with cities. I spent four years in New York, 10 in Paris, and I was in Belgrade for a while. To me now they are just airports. Cities are humiliating places to live, particularly in this part of the world.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.
Yes, I always imagined living in other places.
The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional.
It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.