Mario Sorrenti
[Photographer, b. 1971, Naples, Italy, lives in New York.]

 Now I love the act of creating a new image. When everything comes together, it feels like ecstasy. It’s like a climax. 

Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
[Actress, b. 1926, Los Angeles, d. 1962, Los Angeles.]

 It’s like being screwed by a thousand guys and you can’t get pregnant. (On what happens between her and still cameras, to photographer Ernst Cunningham.) 

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

 In the blur of the photograph, time leaves its gleaming, snail-like track. 

Peter Galassi
[Curator and writer, b. 1951, Washington, D.C., lives in New York.]

 Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition. 

Andreas Gursky
[Photographer, b. 1955, Leipzig, Germany, lives in Dusseldorf.]

 I stand at a distance, like a person who comes from another world. 

Octavio Paz
[Poet and writer, b. 1914, Mexico City, d. 1998, Mexico City.]

 Photos:
time dangling from a verbal thread
Black mountain
white cloud,
Girl selling birds 

George Bernard Shaw
[Writer, critic, and dramatist, b. 1856, Dublin, d. 1950, Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.]

 The photographer is like the cod, which lays a million eggs in order that one may be hatched. 

Tom Waits
[Musician, b. 1949, Pomona, California, lives in Sonoma County, California.]

 Photos are profound because they have such short lives. They are more like fingerprints, dead leaves, rain puddles, or the corpses of flies. 
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