“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.’”—
““I have found little that is “good” about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.”
Most people lead desperately unhappy, uneventful lives. They sit at home, afraid, waiting, wishing, hoping, expecting, but nothing ever happens. They are too arrogant and lethargic to reach out to somebody or lack the ambition and determination to achieve something worth while, instead they blame every one but themselves. The world is full of people like that, just drifting aimlessly through life, festering, growing more bitter with every passing year, never amounting to anything. Just fodder,
The feebleness of most peoples minds. The ugly prejudices passed from generation to generation, poisoning the minds of children, turning them in to replicas of ourselves. The absurdity of hate, The unnecessary, insatiable greed which breeds anger and resentment, on and on it goes, never pausing, never ending.
“Why do people feel the need to label every Photograph? ‘Fashion’, ‘Portrait’, ‘Glamour’, ‘Editorial’, who makes this stuff up?
Why can’t we just look at something and for once not put it in to any category?
“Metaphysical Solipsism is the variety of idealism which is based on the argument that no reality exists other than one’s own mind or mental states, and that the individual mind is the whole of reality and the external world has no independent existence. It is expressed by the assertion “I myself only exist”, in other words, no reality exists other than one’s own mind.”—