I'm never shocked, I'm not the shockable type!

I've always tried to do pictures that don't date.

Journalists never make it clear when you are joking.

I've never been anti-women.

All my ex-girlfriends or wives are all kind of great friends and I've never understood somebody who can live with somebody for five or six years and then not like them.

I never set out to be a photographer.

In a way, a man's body is more beautiful than a woman's.

Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.

To get rich, you have to be making money while you're asleep.

I won't do advertising if they bring a layout and say, 'This is what we want to do,' because anybody can do that; it's not interesting. They've got digital and the computer; it's not taking pictures, it's not magic - it's a picture done by committee.

Instead of putting someone in prison for being a hooligan, give him a choice. He may have beaten someone up and he's got eight years, but tell him you can do eight years inside or spend five years in the Army. Put him in the Parachute Regiment, they'd soon sort him out.

Girls are more attractive to me than dresses.

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.

I have never met an ugly woman.

My father was a tailor, my mother a machinist.

Photography is more about money now but then so are most things.

I think about death all the time. I know there's nothing out there, but I'm curious. There's a 300 billion-to-one chance that there might be an energy that goes somewhere else, but I doubt it.

You have to kind of be invisible when you photograph children, so you use a longer lens.

When I die I want to go to Vogue.

I've had some weird experiences.

Sometimes I still can't believe my luck.

I'm not mad about movies, there are too many people involved in the making of them, and they lack a definitive creative focus.

I'm not really one for regrets.

I had a terrible time with feminists in the Seventies. They hated me, those women. I think they hated everything.

If I have any sexist feelings they are aimed at men: I hate manly men.

People want security in this insecure world.

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.

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.

You can't really copy what I do because I don't do anything.

I am not responsible for all the journalists in the past that have told lies.

The skull is nature's sculpture.

My friends are all megalomaniacs - from Damien Hirst to Jack Nicholson - all of them.

The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.

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.

I like change. There's something Buddhist about it - continuous change is wonderful.

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.

I just thought it was magic that you could stick a bit of paper in some coffee-type liquid and a picture comes out.

I never tried to revolutionise photography; I just do what I do and keep my fingers crossed that people will like it.

The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.

I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men.

Everyone gets old - there's nothing you can do about it.

In France they don't think I'm difficult.

If you're curious, London's an amazing place.

I am mad about my wife.

In '73 I photographed the cannibals in New Guinea. They treated me OK but they didn't make you feel relaxed... I managed to escape unscathed though, I'm pretty good at that.

Actors are hard to photograph because they never want to reveal who they are. You don't know if you're getting a character from a Chekhov play or a Polanski film. It depends what mood they're in.

John Parsons, the gay art director at 'Vogue,' really started my career.

It always amazes me when people ask you to do something and then tell you how to do it.