The scariest moment is always just before you start.

Stephen King (1947- ), best-selling American writer across various genres

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), French photographer, considered the father of photojournalism

Granted, sorting bad ideas from good isn’t easy. One trick that works for us is a cooling-off period. Ideas nearly always seem brilliant when they’re hatched, so we never act on a new idea for at least 24 hours.

Stephen Levitt and Stephen Dubner, American economist and writer respectively, writing in their new book, Think Like a Freak (2014)

Q. Any advice for young filmmakers?
A. Marry rich.

The advice of Frederick Wiseman (1930 – ), 84 year-old American film, theatre and documentary director, in an interview last month in The New York Times