William James
[Writer, philosopher, and psychologist, b. 1842, New York, d. 1910, Chocoura, New Hampshire.]

 Whilst part of what we perceive comes through our senses from the object before us, another part (and it may be the larger part) always comes out of our own mind. 

Jasper Johns
[Artist, b. 1930, Augusta, Georgia, lives in Sharon, Connecticut and the island of St. Martin.]

 A picture ought to be looked at the same way you look at a radiator. 

Estelle Jussim
[Writer and critic, b. 1927, New York, d. 2004, Holyoke, Massachusetts.]

 A photograph is as much an act of interpretation as it is an artifact. 

Pope John XIII
[Religious leader, b. 1881, Sotto il Monte, Italy, d. 1963, Rome.]

 God knew seventy-seven years ago that someday I would be Pope. Why couldn’t he have made me a little more photogenic? (To photographer Yousef Karsh) 

Fredric Jameson
[Writer and theoretician, b. 1934, Cleveland, Ohio, lives in Durham, North Carolina.]

 The visual is essentially pornographic, which is to say that it has its end in rapt, mindless fascination. 

Carl Jung
[Psychoanalyst and writer, b. 1875, Kessewil, Switzerland, d. 1961, Zurich.]

 Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. 

Jesse Jackson
[Minister and activist, b. 1941, Greenville, South Carolina, lives in Chicago.]

 Pictures can live in one’s memory. That’s why they are important. 

Alfredo Jarr
[Artist, b. 1956, Santiago, Chile, lives in New York.]

 Our society is blind. We have lost our ability to be affected by imagery.