--Horst P. Horst
"Cecil had his nose in the air. Most people with their noses in the air look at you through half-closed eyes. But Cecil’s eyes were wide open."
--Horst P. Horst
"[S]ometimes I do wonder whether we are the living or the ‘ghosts’? Don’t you, at times, suddenly think that we may be the ghosts and that those we feel are here, or think are ghosts, are the ‘real’ ones, who must, then, think of us as ghosts?”
--Leo Lerman, The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman
Duane Michals is represented by the Fahey/Klein Gallery.
"I am halfway through Genesis and quite appalled by the disgraceful behaviour of the characters involved, including God."
"When you live in California, everyone eventually comes to you."
--Hollywood Grande Dame Connie Wald
Photograph by Derry Moore,The Dream Come True, Great Houses of Los Angeles.
A confectionary-like array of Manolo Blahniks. It originally appeared in British Vogue and was reproduced in A.L.T. 365 + by André Leon Talley. [No shoes were harmed during the making of this blog post.]
"Pleasure is strictly finite and any attempt to extend its boundaries results in its transformation into Pain."
--Aldous Huxley, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
"It’s no good saying ‘hold it’ to a moment in real life. Like trying to hold a breath, you find you’ve lost it."
--Lord Snowdon, London
For British Vogue's recap of Snowdon's recent National Portrait Gallery retrospective, go here.
"When everyone else is looking at a certain thing, turn your attention to the thing at which they are not looking. You may see what no one else sees."
--Stephen Saylor, The Seven Wonders
"I think that Bette Davis would probably be burned as a witch if she had lived two or three hundred years ago. She gives the curious feeling of being charged with a power which can find no ordinary outlet."
--E Arnot Robertson, Mother Goddam, The Story of the Career of Bette Davis