Paul Cezanne
[Artist, b. 1839, Aix-en-Provence, France, d. 1906, Aix, France.]

 Everything is about to disappear. You’ve got to hurry up if you still want to see things. 

Chuck Close
[Artist, b. 1940, Monroe, Washington, lives in New York.]

 From my point of view, photography never got any better than it was in 1840. 

Eileen Cowin
[Photographer, b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York, lives in Santa Monica, California.]

 The photograph as metaphor suggests many possible readings, blending memory, fantasy, and desire. As in film, the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred. 

Edward Curtis
[Photographer and ethnographer, b. 1868, Whitewater, Wisconsin, d. 1952, Los Angeles.]

 I want to make them [American Indians] live forever. It’s such a big dream I can’t see it all. 

John Coplans
[Artist, critic, and curator, b. 1920, London, d. 2003, New York.]

 The principal thing is the question of how our culture views age: that old is ugly. Take a photographer like Mapplethorpe. Every single photograph of his is about classical notions of beauty, of young beautiful black men, young beautiful women, and he selects subjects who are essentially interesting and good-looking and extremely physical. I can’t stand them. 

Julio Cortázar
[Writer, b. 1914, Brussels, Belgium, d. 1984, Paris, France.]

 ...to be only the lens of my camera, something fixed, rigid, incapable of intervention. 

Van Deren Coke
[Photographer, writer, and historian, b. 1921, Lexington, Kentucky, d. 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico.]

 Artists are interested in pictures as sources of ideas for their work. Where the pictures come from and how they are made is of little concern to them. 

Marcus Tullius Cicero
[Statesman, orator, writer, b. 106 BC, Arpinum, Roman Empire, d. 43 BC, Rome.]

 The eyes, like sentinels, hold the highest place in the body. [Oculi, tanquam, speculatores, altissimum locum obtinent.]