The case made against these men is a mockery of all human justice… Gentlemen of the court, to find these men guilty would be a crime, to haunt each of you till the day you die. I cannot believe that the noblest impulse for man - his compassion for another - can be so completely dead here. Therefore, I beg you… show mercy to these men.
"It would be the best of all, you know, if once in one of my pictures, only one human being had got something out of it for his life, for his daily life or for his future. I would be happy. That is the whole reason. If people use my pictures, it doesn’t matter if they are angry or aggressive or critical, but just that they are emotionally involved with my pictures. That is the only thing that is important to me."