My mind is my shelter

Felicia

“It’s what I’ve never seen before that I recognize.”

Diane ARBUS“Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding”

“If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic.”

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.”

“The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way.”

“There’s a quality of legend about freaks.
Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.”

“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

“What I’m trying to describe is that it’s impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else’s…. That somebody else’s tragedy is not the same as your own.”

“One thing that struck me early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in.”

“…I would never choose a subject for what it means to me. I choose a subject and then what I feel about it, what it means, begins to unfold. ”

“The discouragement masquerades as the impossibility.”

“What moves me about…what’s called technique…is that it comes from some mysterious deep place. I mean it can have something to do with the paper and the developer and all that stuff, but it comes mostly from some very deep choices somebody has made that take a long time and keep haunting them.”

“I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them.”

“You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.”

“Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It’s what I’ve never seen before that I recognize.”

Diane Arbus

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