Marisa Berenson quotes

  • A loud noise will get your fight-or-flight response going. This, over the years, can cause real cardiovascular damage.

  • I don't really want to write fiction at all. I don't see why fiction is necessary when we have real life already confusing enough.

  • A visual understanding of great composition and how to use a camera and expensive lenses can be learned, but drive and a real hunger for making photos and telling stories... I don't think that part can be learned. You either have that inside, or you don't.

  • Americans think the only funny Brits are John Cleese, Benny Hill and whoever makes our toothpaste. They're not laughing with us, they are laughing at us.

  • Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

  • Facts are what pedantic, dull people have instead of opinions.

  • The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.

  • Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.

  • People who deal with life generously and large-heartedly go on multiplying relationships to the end.