—Henri Cartier-Bresson, who died on 3 August 2004.
“To my mind, photography has the power to evoke, and must not simply document. We have to be abstract, just like nature.”
— Georgia O’Keeffe
“Maybe it seems mad that I go out like this and live out under the stars and the sky for a few days — but I am like that.”
— Vincent Van Gogh
“I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it — keep going, keep going come what may.”
— Halldór Laxness, World Light (trans. Magnus Magnusson).
“You can take everything from me except the freedom to look up at the sky occasionally.”
“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden