"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions; when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it."
"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."
-Hunter S. Thompson
"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."
-Hunter S. Thompson
"The world is a sharp and dangerous place filled with no shortage of truly awful things to tear our guts out and make us cry forever."
You don’t take a photograph, you make it."
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
"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."
"There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives."
"I'm for whatever gets you through the night."
"There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad."
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
"If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves."
"In 1989, CERN invented the World Wide Web to transmit important information between smart people, and the world has been using it for the exact opposite ever since."
- Luke McKinney
"We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect."
"I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments."
"Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them."
"Love cannot save you from your own fate."
"I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable."
"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people."
"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
"Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana."
"Reality holds no reverence for romance, and no remorse for the weak. Those who enter hell need know why they are there."
"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."
"Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."
"Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure."
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things."
"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."
"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."
"The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy."
"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."