René Burri
[Photographer, b. 1933, Zurich, Switzerland, d. 2014, Zurich.]

 What counts is putting the intensity that you yourself have experienced into the picture. Otherwise it is just a document. 

Max Beckman
[Artist, b. 1884, Leipzig, Germany, d. 1950, New York.]

 The important thing is first of all to have a real love for the visible world that lies outside ourselves as well as to know the deep secret of what goes on within ourselves. 

André Bazin
[Film critic and theorist, b. 1918, Angers, France, d. 1958, Nogent-sur-Marne, Île-de-France, France.]

 Photography can strip from the world that spiritual dust and grime with which our eyes have covered it. 

Stan Brakhage
[Filmmaker, b. 1933, Kansas City, Missouri, d. 2003, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.]

 I was struggling against the flypaper of other arts harnessing film to their own usages, which means essentially as a recording device or within the long historical trap of “picture”—by which I mean a collection of nameable shapes within a frame. I don’t even think still photography, with few exceptions, has made any significant attempt to free itself from that. 

George W. Bush
[Politician, b. 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, lives in Dallas, Texas.]

 Four score and seven years ago. We have come here to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place. My fellow members of the press corps, especially the camera man, tax relief is on the way; don’t spend it all in one place. (Testing the microphone at the Republican National Convention.) 

Pierre Bonnard
[Artist, b. 1867, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, d. 1947, Le Cannet, France.]

 The expression on my face—who on earth would be interested in that? All that I have to say is to be found in my works. (On being photographed) 

Jean Baudrillard
[Writer and theorist, b. 1929, Reims, France, d. 2007, Paris.]

 Images have become our true sex objects. It is this promiscuity and the ubiquity of images, this viral contamination of images which are the fatal characteristics of our culture. 

Simone de Beauvoir
[Writer and philosopher, b. 1908, Paris, d. 1986, Paris.]

 Representation of the world like the world itself is the work of men, they describe it from their point of view which they confuse with absolute truth.