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To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind. - Wallace Stevens


Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth. - Adrienne Cecile Rich


It was more in our spirit to let things come to rights by the plain dictates of common sense than by the practice of any artifices. - Thomas Jefferson


Nor is there any law more just, than that he who has plotted death shall perish by his own plot. [La., Neque enim lex est aequior ulla, Quam necis artifices arte perire sua] - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]


Nature is, an excellent tinkerer, not a divine artificer. (The Panda's Thumb) - Stephen Jay Gould


Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. - Henri Cartier-Bresson


Man is the artificer of his own happiness. - Henry David Thoreau


We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory. - Henri Cartier-Bresson