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Joel-Peter Witkin

To deny, to believe yet to doubt absolutely - that is for man what running is to a horse. - Pascal The world can never quite look like a picture, but a picture can look like the world. - E.H. Gombrick There was no fog in London until Whistler painted it. - Oscar Wilde Thou hast wounded my heart with one of the hairs of thy neck. - Canticles 4 - 9 I want to say a nude. I don't want to make a nude like a nude. I only want to SAY breast, SAY foot, SAY head, SAY hand, belly. If I can find a way to SAY it, that's enough. - Picasso Commit the oldest sins, the newest kind of ways. - W. Shakespeare, Henry IV All art worthy of the name is religious. Be it a creation of lines and colors, if it is not religious, it does not exist. - H. Matisse
Sleep is the dream of death. - Homer Habit is the ballast that chains a dog to its vomit. - Becket, Godot The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious - it is the source of all true art and science. - A. Einstein Behind every artist you find the questions, What is Life? What does it mean? - Malraux I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked. - A. Ginsberg A mask tells us more than a face. - Oscar Wilde Look at the newspapers. You'd think Christ never came. - Mother Angelica An eye for an eye makes for a blind world. - M. Gandhi What is this quintessence of dust? - Hamlet, 5.2, A. 2