January 16, 1933
The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.
Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance.
'Camp' is a vision of the world in terms of style - but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
So successful has been the camera's role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful.
To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.