"When telling a story, I feel like it is important to try to crack the surface of our insular American experience in as many places as possible, then pour my characters into those seams like an epoxy."
-Michael A. Ferro
"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."
-Leonardo da Vinci
"I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs."
-Gillian Flynn (Dark Places)
"To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
-Henri Cartier-Bresson (The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers)
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
"Graphical excellence is that which gives to the viewer the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the least ink in the smallest space."
-Edward R. Tufte (The Visual Display of Quantitative Information)
"Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind."
-Matt Haig (Reasons to Stay Alive)
"I'm an artist, and if you give me a tuba, I'll bring you something out of it."