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.


Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.

— Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Video Quotes

The first 10 000 shots are the worst.

— Helmut Newton

Now the Blues is diversified. Color doesn’t matter.

— Keb’ Mo’

There is no harm in repeating a good thing.

— Plato

Abstraction forces you to reach the highest level of the basics.

— Alan Soffer

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

— Francis Bacon

A picture is worth a thousand words. But dollars would be better.

— unknown

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

— John Lennon

In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.

— James Wilson