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.


The way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart

— Charles Bukowski

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I passionately hate the idea of being with it. I think an artist always has to be out of step with his time

— Orson Welles

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.

— David Hockney

Abstract literally means to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract… a realistic or non-objective approach makes no difference. The result is what counts.

— Richard Diebenkorn

Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.

— Andre Bazin

Art is what we call… the thing an artist does.
It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.

The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.

— Alberto Giacometti

Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box

— Twyla Tharp

A painting is not about an experience. It is an experience.

— Mark Rothko

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