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"… he built a camera consisting of two boxes, one inside the other. It was a primitive device, but transformative and thrilling, for it could capture life in the marshes of Minnesota and in the faces of family and friends. It made young Curtis feel like something other than a mule."
"We all have to see it as it is, truthfully and realistically; the truth must be heard, even if it hurts your ears."
"Thanks very much for your compliments on my [writing/illustration/whatever thing you do]. I’m flattered by your invitation to [do whatever it is they want you to do for nothing]. But [thing you do] is work, it takes time, it’s how I make my living, and in this economy I can’t afford to do it for free. I’m sorry to decline, but thanks again, sincerely, for your kind words about my work."
"Love has sold more songs than you’ve had hot dinners. That’s Tin Pan Alley for you. Though it depends if people know what love is. It’s such a common subject. Can you come up with a new twist, a new expression of it? If you work at it, it’s contrived. It can only come from the heart."
"There’s always a space in any piece of art for a completely random person that you didn’t imagine to fall in love…."