"Nowadays shots are created in post-production, on computers. It's not really photography."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Mary Ellen Mark on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Mary Ellen Mark on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Mary Ellen Mark on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Mary Ellen Mark on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Mary Ellen Mark on Bill Gates
"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."
"I wanted to travel from the beginning. As a kid, I used to dream about airplanes, before I ever flew in one."