"Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Diane Arbus on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Diane Arbus on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Diane Arbus on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Diane Arbus on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Diane Arbus on Mark Twain
"Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain."