david bailey

(4/30/1991 / manhatten)

Quotations

  • ''All that Swinging Sixties nonsense, we all thought it was passé at the time.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. Face (London, Dec. 1984).
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  • ''It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. Face (London, December 1984).
  • ''I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. Independent (London, Nov. 5, 1990).
  • ''Everybody comes along at the right time.... Leonardo was lucky because he came along at the right time. Oscar Wilde was lucky because he came at the right time—if he hadn't gone to court and been martyred he wouldn't be such a cult hero now. Or Jesus Christ—if he came back now he would really be up the shit because there's no capital punishment.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. quoted in Face (London, Dec. 1984).

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poem

what is a poem
you tell me
is it a set of lines
that follow a patteren
is it ryhming words put together
is it lines of nothing in mind
no a poem isnt anything we can really define
because a poem comes from the inside
it is the way you feel

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