"You have to pay your dues to the photo gods, I guess."
"My plates are horribly flawed but of course it’s the flaws I like. So you pray. In your prayer you pray, “Please don’t let me screw it up, but just screw it up a little bit, just enough to make it interesting.’"
"When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise."
"I’ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or a person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person. The consequence of the single story is this - it robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar."