"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
"Give me a museum and I’ll fill it."
- Pablo Picasso
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust