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.

That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.

— Ernest Hemingway

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Surgically appropriate advice:
Less Is More.

— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I’m Elmore. After me there won’t be no more.

— Elmore James

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

— Dr Suess

Walkers are ‘practitioners of the city,’ for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go.

— Rebecca Solnit, A History of Walking

Life’s too short for bad coffee.

— Gord Downie

It’s an illusion that photos are made with the camera….they are made with the eye, heart and head.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

…your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

— Anthony Bourdain

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this — as in other ways — they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.

— John Berger