“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” Janis Joplin
He commented in the article: “Some people said I shouldn’t have published that picture of her lying back, with the bottle in her hand, but I’ll defend it to the death. People said her legs looked too fat.
“But Janis said, ‘Hey, that’s a great shot because it’s how it is sometimes. Lousy.’ …
“You know, I don’t really care if Janis liked the picture or not; it was an honest, strong picture. It just happened that she liked it a lot.”
[From Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats, by Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times March 25, 2010]
Book: Trust: Photographs of Jim Marshall.
The quote by the great Janis Joplin is one I used in my article Learned helplessness, mojo and serenity, where I noted that it is a call to look at how we may limit ourselves.
But it’s advice she did not follow so well: she died in 1970 at age 27 of a drug overdose (heroin, possibly combined with alcohol).