"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Weston said that composition was just the strongest way of seeing. It’s true, but you have to mean it in a little more serious way than I think he meant it. It’s the strongest because you’re seeing the most lasting- the truest- way you can, assuming you believe that ultimately things do fit. And of course not all us, most of the day, would want to subscribe to that. Life is too chaotic."
- Robert Adams