One must wait until the evening
To see how splendid the day has been.
Photo by Jan Saudek: Two Women (1974)
Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow, and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. To disapprove, to condemn – the human soul shrivels under barren righteousness.
Traveller’s Prelude: An Autobiography (1950)
Photo by Jan Saudek: The Knife (1987)
Love is an ideal thing; marriage a real thing: a confusion of the real and the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Photo by Jan Saudek: The Chains of Love No. 3 (1987)
The war between the sexes is the only one in which both sides regularly sleep with the enemy.
Manners from Heaven (1985)
Photo by Jan Saudek: Kisses in the Moonlight (1986)
You are a wish to be here
Historical Disquisitions (1963)
Photo by Jan Saudek: Come, Morning! Come and Bring Me a Diamond Ring, Bring Me a Prince, Glory, Fame, and Wealth – I Don’t Want Anything More… (1975)