"Have you ever have seen something more useless than
"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you."
- Khalil Gibran
"Flat characters are also called stereotypes, and the hallmark of flat characters is that they are incapable of surprising us; they act in a prescribed way, and are utterly consistent, without complexity. […] A round character is the opposite of this: he or she is capable of surprising us — unexpected fits of anger or an uplifting sense of humor or a snide remark about a presumed friend. But a round character also convinces us. As E. M. Forster says, if a character never surprises us, then he or she is flat; if they surprise but do not convince us, they are only flat pretending to be round."
- Alice LaPlante - “
The Making of a Story
"Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day."
- Alain de Botton
"The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality."
- Henri Cartier Bresson
"Always choose the adventure … unless, it’s chilly outside and there’s a cup of warm coffee resting near a book and comfy sofa."
- Barbara Brooke
"A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter."
- Patricia Briggs
"A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger."
- Philip Sidney
"The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences."
- Ruth Benedict
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
- Leo Tolstoi
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The fall of the Berlin Wall makes for nice pictures. But it all started in the shipyards."
- Lech Walesa
"It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are."
"Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings."
"Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard."
- Standing Bear