"I wanted to travel from the beginning. As a kid, I used to dream about airplanes, before I ever flew in one."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Mary Ellen Mark on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Mary Ellen Mark on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Mary Ellen Mark on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Mary Ellen Mark on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Mary Ellen Mark on Saint Augustine
"Nowadays shots are created in post-production, on computers. It's not really photography."
"I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine 'photojournalism' is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars."
"There are some people who become best friends with everyone they photograph. There are people that I really like and admire and respect, but in a way I think it's better to keep a distance. I think you get better pictures of people that you don't know very well."