Cecil Beaton
[Photographer, b. 1904, London, d. 1980, Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Great Britain.]

 Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. 
 I want to make photographs of very elegant women taking the lipstick off their teeth. 
 Mrs Woolf’s complaint should be addressed to her creator, who made her, rather than me. 
 [He stared into the camera] like some sort of an animal gazing from across the back of its sty. (On Winston Churchill) 
 You can’t teach people photography, they’ve got to learn how to do it the best way possible for them. They can learn from looking at pictures taken by well-known people, but they don’t really get intimate with the medium until they’ve made a few bad shots!