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.

Rules of composition are deduced from the work of strong masters and used by weak imitators to produce – nothing!

— Edward Weston

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Rules of composition are deduced from the work of strong masters and used by weak imitators to produce – nothing!

— Edward Weston

You can’t criticize geometry. It’s never wrong.

— Paul Rand

…the eye and the camera see more than the mind knows.

— Nathan Lyons

It is curious that I always want to group things, a series of sonnets, a series of photographs; whatever rationalizations appear, they originate in urges that are rarely satisfied with single images.

— Minor White

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.

— August Sander

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.

— Duane Michals

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

— Elliott Erwitt

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.

— Garry Winogrand