"Listen to me, you can’t fix people.
Your love won’t make him stop hating his father and your devotion won’t cure her of her childhood.
All you can do is be there, violets sprouting out from your ribs, acceptance on your lips, your own wounds still bleeding and all you can do is be there and sometimes that’s enough, sometimes that’s everything."
"Curiosity is everything. If you don’t have curiosity, you don’t have anything. That’s the thing that keeps you going – you’re curious about what’s around the corner. And if there’s no “around the corner”, then you’ve lost it."
-76 year old David Bailey on why he’s still in love with shooting after being in the game for over half a century. ”Bailey’s Stardust" opens at the National Portrait Gallery London Feb. 6th. (via dannyzapalac)