Quotes by David Bailey

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.
– David Bailey
All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they're about dead people. Paintings you don't think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I'm looking at something dead.
– David Bailey
Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
– David Bailey
It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
– David Bailey
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.
– David Bailey
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
– David Bailey
My fashion pictures are documents just as much as my boat people or my pictures for Band-Aid of Sudan.
– David Bailey
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
– David Bailey
When I die I want to go to Vogue.
– David Bailey
When I stop working, I go out and start working again. Most people paint a picture, or whatever they do, and go home. For me, it has to be continuous.
– David Bailey
To get rich, you have to be making money while you're asleep.
– David Bailey
The trouble with people like Tony Blair is they get confused, they think intelligence is education when they're two different things.
– David Bailey
The skull is nature's sculpture.
– David Bailey
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
– David Bailey
Photography is more about money now but then so are most things.
– David Bailey
London changes because of money. It's real estate. If they can build some offices or expensive apartments they will, it's money that changes everything in a city.
– David Bailey
In New York, everyone's desperate for success, desperate for money and desperate to be accepted, but in London they're more laid back about things like that.
– David Bailey
If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
– David Bailey
I'm not mad about movies, there are too many people involved in the making of them, and they lack a definitive creative focus.
– David Bailey
I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men.
– David Bailey