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.

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

— Stella Adler

Video Quotes

Everyone has a photographic Memory, some just don’t have film

— Steven Wright

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

— Eugene Ionesco

Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures

— Vincent van Gogh

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.

— August Sander

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

I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.

— Richard Avedon

Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.

— Stephen Hawking

Art is the highest task and the proper metaphysical activity of this life.

— Friedrich Nietzsche