"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
"Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen."
George Saunders, (The Braindead Megaphone)
"I have an instinct for finding the odd location, the dismissed face, the eerie athmosphere, the oppressive mood. My muses are Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Andrei Tarkovsky, the list is endless. I like my pictures best when there is a sense of tension, an unfinished narrative, ambiguity. In these times aesthetic taste is dismissed as irrelevant. Well, I am perverse, for that very reason I’m drawn to it more than ever. I have been described as having style, of being a mannered photographer - its some people’s quarrel with my work and others fascination."
"Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it’s for something else."
"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."
"The doors of wisdom are never shut."
"I embrace the religion of love wherever its caravans head."
Ibn ʿArabī (1165-1240 C.E.)