Quotes on Photography, Art, Philosophy, Humour, PoliticsQuotes can motivate, inspire and bring insight, through well-expressed wisdom, wit and wordsmithing.    Careful phrasing contributes to the effectiveness, some  even becoming parts of society’s lexicon,  with phrases so powerful,  they become a generations mantra.

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

—Thomas Edison

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Well-expressed wisdom, effectively phrased with a well-structured strong message and  imagery,  appeals to our aspirational nature.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

— Aristotle

Video Quotes

But between sets I’d sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.

— Stevie Ray Vaughan

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.

— Berenice Abbott

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.

— Virgina Woolf

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.

— Tony Benn

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.

— Don McCullin

I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.

— Stephen Hawking

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

— Dorothea Lange

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable

— George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), Back to Methuselah