"I was so uncomfortable being a product, and someone else’s product, and I didn’t—I couldn’t stand it, it was claustrophobic. So I swore to myself that I would choose my own path and I wouldn’t deviate in any way and if I failed i failed but I tried."

Johnny Depp

"

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

"

—   Mary Oliver

—  The Kills

—  The Kills

—  Peggy Guggenheim

—  Peggy Guggenheim

—  The Temptation Before Me, Danielle Duer

—  The Temptation Before Me, Danielle Duer

"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape."

—   William S. Burroughs

—  Yeah Yeah Yeahs

—  Yeah Yeah Yeahs

— I Gave You Everything, You Gave Me Flu, David Bray

I Gave You Everything, You Gave Me Flu, David Bray

— Gemma Ward, Vogue Italia March 2004. Photo by Paolo Roversi

Gemma Ward, Vogue Italia March 2004. Photo by Paolo Roversi

"They were too young and undamaged, sure of themselves. To them, pain was a country they had heard of, maybe watched a show about on TV, but one whose stamp had not yet been made in their passports. Where could I find a place where my world connected to theirs?"

White Oleander, Janet Fitch