“If you really are out there thinking we can change this place into something other than a madhouse, I think you are basically wasting your energy, but if you can make 12 or 15 people’s lives just a little bit better in some small way, then I think you are doing your job.”
“Some photographers could vomit on a piece of paper and call it art, you know… Hang it in the Guggenheim, or whatever. Sell a print for two hundred pounds? But I can’t do that. I just– Maybe I have too much respect for walls… or something.”
“Titiksa is the capacity to endure all sorrows and sufferings without struggling for redress or for revenge, being always free from anxiety or lament over them.”
from Acharya Sankara’s “Vivekachoodamani.”
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
“Just as the God of fundamentalists is too small… so is the God atheists deny. Neither have any real understanding of what they claim to believe or disbelieve; both are slaves to tiny thinking and exist at opposite poles of the same ignorance.”
This is a reminder that even an icon of free spiritedness can be possessed of anxieties and troubles.
“That which is fantastic need not be nice.”