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.


Blues musicians don’t retire. They drop.

— Buddy Guy

Video Quotes

I never photograph reality.

— Sarah Moon

Art is not about art. Art is about life

— Louise Bourgeois

When the artist is alive in any person, whatever kind of work it may be, he becomes inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive, and creative. He becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for a better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, he opens it and shows that there are more pages possible.

— Robert Henri

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.

— Diane Arbus

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

— Gertrude Stein

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

— Ernest Hemingway

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.

— Pablo Picasso