"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."David Bailey on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."David Bailey on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."David Bailey on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."David Bailey on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."David Bailey on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful."
"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."