Occasionally I run across brilliant things other, usually brilliant, people say.
I realize that I don’t have a full citation for each entry…..ow well…
“I’ve never taken a picture I’ve intended; they’re either better or worse.” Diane Arbus.
” Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they start talking..”.Thomas Barbey
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe.” Carl Sagan
” Have big dreams for your life ~ Pursue them with great passion ~ Be kind to yourself along the way ~ Enjoy the journey ~ Share and collaborate with others ~ Work hard and work smart.” Steve Coleman
“If you’re going through hell, keep going”. Winston Churchill
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michaelangelo Buonarotti
“FILM IS NOT DEAD IT JUST SMELLS FUNNY IN PRINT” from http://www.unlimitedgrain.com/
” Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together” – Megan Sirianni Brand
“foxtrot uniform charlie kilo, indigo tango, alpha Lima Lima. Over and OUT!” – Elliot Ross
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better”. – Samuel Beckett
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” – W C Fields
“My advice to someone starting out: do not try to be an artist. Forget about art; don’t even use the word art in your vocabulary. What you have to find out is if you have something to say – you have to find that bug up your bum. You have to find that thing that moves you, that part of your psyche that needs to be scratched, like an itch. Then one day it might become that thing called art, but do not try to be an artist, and do not want to become rich and famous. Find your passion. Forget art, and forget art schools unless you are desperate, and focus on finding that thing.” – Duane Michals (b 1932)
“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!”- Patrick Henry
“Be the photographer of your soul, not the photographer of the expectations and the camera brand that you use.” – Emre Uçar
“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” – Michael Pritchard
“Not until the last river has been poisoned, not until the last fish has been caught, will we realize we cannot eat money.” – 19th. Century Cree Indian
“Don’t hate me because I get annoyed when I’ve been deleted and do not know why then I see your name and it brings up bad memories.” – Elliot Ross
“A photograph is usually looked at, seldom looked into” – Ansel Adams
“It’s a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can’t eat for eight hours; he can’t drink for eight hours; he can’t make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.” – William Faulkner
“When you’re dead, it robs life of many of it’s pleasures” – Harvey Pekar, late writer & comic artist extraordinare
I can relate to the first one: “I’ve never taken a picture I’ve intended; they’re either better or worse.” Diane Arbus.