Page 3: The Creators
Special Collections #9-12
#9: COMIC-STRIP ARTISTS
Ask not for whom the road tolls. It tolls for thee.
(Creator of Bizarro)
When life kicks you in the tush, best just to stop and soak it.
(Creator of Bloom County)
The world bores you when you’re cool.
(Creator of Calvin and Hobbes)
My brain is like a radio that’s stuck on the food station.
(Creator of Cathy)
By definition, people with bad ideas cannot be swayed by logic.
(Creator of Dilbert)
California is a dream that’s always just out of reach!
(Creator of Doonesbury)
Good swiping is an art in itself.
(Creator of Feiffer)
I’m not just buying a car – I’m buying a lifestyle!
(Creator of For Better or For Worse)
The early cat gets the jelly-filled doughnut.
(Creator of Garfield)
Happiness is a warm puppy.
—Charles M. Schulz
(Creator of Peanuts)
I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
(Creator of Pogo)
Great Moments in Science: Einstein discovers that time is actually money.
(Creator of The Far Side)
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. —Ansel Adams
I really believe there are things nobody would see
if I didn’t photograph them.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. —Richard Avedon
I photograph anything that light falls on. —Imogen Cunningham
In a photograph a person’s eyes tell much, sometimes they tell all.
Ultimately, I prefer the nude. It’s cleaner in shape and line. —Marco Glaviano
Photography is a bridge between science and art. —Ernst Haas
A photograph is an opportunity to represent a state of mind. —David LaChapelle
The camera is an instrument that teaches people
how to see without a camera.
There is more to know and more to see in a color photograph. —Joel Meyerowitz
Photography is the folk art of the twentieth century. —Lorraine Monk
For me, a photo must be constructed, worked to perfection. —Thierry Mugler
My interest is in recording active history being made. —Carl Mydans
It’s a fact: what better portrait than an extreme close-up? —Helmut Newton
Photography was the first virtual reality, a visionary slice of real life.
A camera, by arresting motion,
gives permanence to the impermanent.
I am a photographer of people because people are all I care about.
It’s no good saying “Hold it” to a moment of real life. —Lord Snowdon
Magazine photography is the mural painting of modern times. —Gene Thornton
Photography suits the temper of this age –
of active bodies and minds.
The camera has become my passport to unfamiliar ground. —Art Wolfe
Music for me is something I use to put down my thoughts – like paint. —David Bowie
I see a song as the ashes of existence. —Leonard Cohen
Performing is exciting and intense, but it has a short afterlife. —Neil Diamond
My mind weaves a symphony and tapestry of rhyme. —Bob Dylan
There are hundreds of ways to sing one sound. Vocals can be instruments. —Enya
What I’m trying to do is reduce words and images and sounds down to the bone. —Bryan Ferry
Music’s power comes from the fact that it plugs directly into the soul. —Peter Gabriel
I love writing. Ultimately, I’m in love with my pen. —Jewel
Like honey from a poisoned cup, I flowed from stage to stage. —Annie Lennox
Pop music – the classical music of today. —Paul McCartney
The writing process is fantastic psychotherapy – if you can survive. —Joni Mitchell
Performing gives me a mask, a place to hide myself where I can reveal myself. —Jim Morrison
I’ve always felt that a lot of my songs deal with spying on myself. —Carly Simon
Every generation throws a hero up the pop charts. —Paul Simon
My personal life is in my songs, in an archetypal form, of course. —Sting
#12: FILM DIRECTORS
We’d have better films if directors controlled them completely.
My films are not the way I think things should be, but the way things are.
After I got established in films, it sometimes seemed
I had very little interest in making a movie until I was romantically motivated.
Movies are the repository of myth.
The closer you get to the bull’s-eye of how life is, the better.
As a director you get to create a world with its own special logic.
You get to play God. It’s like the view from Olympus.
Using computers is a fundamentally new way to make a picture.
The way to make a film is to begin with an earthquake and work up to a climax.
—Cecil B. de Mille
Every day that I’m directing I’m trying to synthesize all of the arts –
writing, photography, performance, music, painting, everything.
Film is truth, 24 times a second.
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
I’ve always felt my films should be well-finished, handsome – yes, well made.
I’m so in love with filmmaking that it’s all a high to me.
The most memorable scenes in the best films
are those which are built predominantly of images and music.
For a director, each work he completes is like a whole lifetime.
Perhaps I have become a “big film” man.
I am not a director of action; I’m a director of gestures and silences.
And an orator of images.
I can’t, in words, say what I say in film.
Cinema is a matter of what is in the frame and what is out.
Creating a world on film gives me more to do than just say “action” and “cut”.
When I grow up I still want to be a director.
I don’t make movies that bring people together.
I make movies that split people apart.
This studio is the biggest toy-train set any boy ever had.
The best director is the one you don’t see.
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