On Writing:

"The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with."
~ William Faulkner

"No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing."
~ E. B. White

"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
~ Thomas Mann

"Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any."
~ Orson Scott Card

"If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor."
~ Edgar Rice Burroughs

"There is only one plot—things are not what they seem."
~ Jim Thompson

“"To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script."”
~ Alfred Hitchcock

*"Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn’t, but it should be." *
~ Hugh Laurie

On Photography:

"Photographers tend not to photograph what they can't see, which is the very reason one should try to attempt it. Otherwise we're going to go on forever just photographing more faces and more rooms and more places. Photography has to transcend description. It has to go beyond description to bring insight into the subject, or reveal the subject, not as it looks, but how does it feel?"
~ Duane Michals

"Any photographer who says he's not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar."
~ Helmut Newton

"A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know."
~ Diane Arbus

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."
~ Dorothea Lange

"When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice."
~ Robert Frank

"Art either mirrors emotion or triggers it ... great art does both."
~ ??

BTW, I love quotes.