"We allow each other so little enjoyment or even tolerance for our individualities, our uniquenesses, and yet to me, that's what it's all about."
"When I was three, I didn't play with other kids very much; I was kind of isolated. I got used to be being bullied and having to think my way out of situations in the same way that other kids would fight their way out. Then I discovered a piano, and it became my playmate."
"I've always thought that the most powerful weapon in the world was the bomb and that's why I gave it to my people, but I've come to the conclusion that the most powerful weapon in the world is not the bomb but it's the truth."
"It’s not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person being photographed."
"If you take a picture of a human that does not make him noble, there is no reason to take this picture. That is my way of seeing things."
"More than ever, I feel that the human race is one. There are differences of color, language, culture and opportunities, but people's feelings and reactions are alike. People flee wars to escape death, they migrate to improve their fortunes, they build new lives in foreign lands, they adapt to extreme hardship."
"In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen."
"Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable, and lightness has a call that's hard to hear."
"If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late?"
"I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it."
"I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy."
"How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground."
"When asked who owned the polio vaccine patent, Salk replied: There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"
"I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams."
"It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner."
"Like a page dipped in ink, your cuff's in my coffee. You have something to tell with unbuttoned sleeves."
"You kind of live and die by the serve."
"When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on."
"Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence."
"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."