Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi)
[Philosopher, poet, and mystic, b. 1207, likely in Wakhsh, Persia (now Tajikstan), d. 1273, Konya, Persia.]

 The images we create could turn into wild beasts and tear us to pieces. 

Edmundo Desnoes
[Writer, b. 1930, Havana, Cuba, lives in New York.]

 Photographs offer more than decisive moments. They are not alone, they add and subtract and change with time. They are metaphors for our lives... Even a static photograph can change in the blink of a day or decade. 

Philip-Lorca diCorcia
[Artist, b. 1953, Hartford, Connecticut, lives in New York.]

 Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks. 

Nobuyoshi Araki
[Photographer, b. 1940, Tokyo, lives in Tokyo.]

 A lot of my pictures are foreplay but the best ones are orgasms. 

Wright Morris
[Writer and photographer, b. 1910, Central City, Nebraska, d. 1998, Mill Valley, California.]

 The vast number of photographers, feeding on anything visible, overgraze the landscape the way cattle overgraze their pasture. 

Allen Ginsberg
[Poet and writer, b. 1926, Newark, New Jersey, d. 1997, New York.]

 We are all exposed to the flash bulb of death. 

Nan Goldin
[Photographer, b. 1953, Washington, D.C., lives in New York and Paris.]

 … I wrote myself in as the lover. Sometimes, the obsession lasted for years. It was photography as the sublimation of sex, a means of seduction, and a way to remain a crucial part of my subjects’ lives. A chance to touch someone with a camera rather than physically. 

Christian Boltanski
[Artist, b. 1944, Paris, lives in Paris.]

 I hold a mirror to my face so that those who look at me see themselves and therefore I disappear. 
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