"Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."David Bailey on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."David Bailey on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."David Bailey on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."David Bailey on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."David Bailey on Oscar Wilde
"I didn't know a time when there wasn't a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really."
"If you're curious, London's an amazing place."
"A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me."
"The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading."
"I left school on my 15th birthday."