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 am very attracted by bad taste-it is a lot more exciting than that supposed good taste which is nothing more than a standardized way of looking at things,

— Helmut Newton

Video Quotes

The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.

— Edward Weston

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

Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there 
exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you 
are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman 
will not appear and completely shame the supposed 
beauty of the first.

Paul Klee

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.

— Pablo Picasso

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.

— Yousuf Karsh

A camera can not transform you into an artist (or a photographer). But it can provide you with a pretty good excuse to over indulge in a lot of self-discovery and personal revelation.

— Huntington Witherill

“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.

— James Brown

There is no must in art because art is free.

— Wassily Kandinsky