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.

I think of many of my photographs as being obviously symbolic but not symbolically obvious. There isn’t any specific correlation between the symbols in this image and any content that I have in mind.

— Jerry Uelsmann

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We have art so that we will not be destroyed by the truth…

— Nietzsche

The first 10 000 shots are the worst.

— Helmut Newton

A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the 

— Mark Rothko

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

— Cecil Beaton

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears

— Gertrude Stein

Photography is savoring life at 1/100th of a second.

— Marc Riboud

The more an object is polished or brilliant, the less you see its own color and the more it becomes a mirror reflecting the color of its surroundings.”

— Eugene Delacroix

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

— Friedrich Nietzsche