Leni Riefenstahl
[Filmmaker and photographer, b. 1902, Berlin, Germany, d. 2003, Poecking, Germany.]

 I can simply say that I feel spontaneously attracted by everything that is beautiful... It comes from the unconscious and not from my knowledge... Whatever is purely realistic, slice of life, which is average, quotidian, doesn’t interest me... I am fascinated by what is beautiful, strong, healthy, what is living. I seek harmony. 
 Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life. 
 In 1934 people were crazy and there was great enthusiasm for Hitler. We had to try and find that with our camera.