»Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.«

“In front of the lens, I am at the same time: the one I think I am, the one I want ­others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, and the one he makes use of to exhibit his art.”

— Roland Barthes, 1980

„In Moscow you sit in a huge room at a restaurant; you know no one and no one knows you, and at the same time you don't feel a stranger. . . . But here you know everyone and everyone knows you, and yet you are a stranger -- a stranger. . . . A stranger, and lonely, . . .“

Anton Tschechow, 1901

“After a night's sleep the news is as indispensable as the breakfast. "Pray tell me anything new that has happened to a man anywhere on this globe"—and he reads it over his coffee and rolls, that a man has had his eyes gouged out this morning on the Wachito River; never dreaming the while that he lives in the dark unfathomed mammoth cave of this world, and has but the rudiment of an eye himself. “

– Henry David Thoreau, 1854

"Ist es das Schicksal der Kunstrevolutionen, dass diese mit einem Programm beginnen und mit Ästhetik enden, d.h. Frieden mit derjenigen Ordnung machen, zu deren Veränderung sie antraten."

– Richard Paul Lohse, 1984

“There is no end result. There is only disorientation or the unknown. It's an equation that folds out on itself again and again.
X + Y does not equal something. It doesn't equal infinity either. It just mutates into another question.”

– Taryn Simon