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My Favourite Quotes — Please Chime In


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Reality is what we take to be true. 
 

What we take to be true is what we believe.

What we believe is based on our perceptions. 

What we perceive depends on what we look for. 

What we look for depends on what we think. 
 

What we think depends on what we perceive. 

What we perceive determines what we believe. 

What we believe is what we take to be true. 

What we take to be true is our reality.

               — David Bohm, theoretical physicists.



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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain



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"Photography is a wonderful discovery…

a science which occupies the highest intelligences,
an art that sharpens the most shrewd minds
and whose application is within the reach of the last of the fools!"

                          — Félix Tournachon, aka Nadar (1857) —​



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"I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member."  Groucho Marx



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If the worst is never sure, the best is the least certain of hypotheses! —Unknown
            



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“Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.” – Edward Weston



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"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."  

— Ansel Adams



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"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough."

— Robert Capa

”Photographier : c'est mettre sur la même ligne de mire la tête, l'oeil et le coeur.”

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

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”Photographier : c'est mettre sur la même ligne de mire la tête, l'oeil et le coeur.”
— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Oui, celle-là est délicieuse! :P



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Here is a translation of the H C-B quote:

To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.

Did I get it right? My French is very rusty.

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Did I get it right? My French is very rusty.


The way it should be. Peter! :)



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“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen

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 "Life is like photography… one uses the negatives to develop." — ?



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 Place and people are made familiar to us by means of the camera in the hands of skillful operators, who, vying with each other in the excellence of their productions, avail themselves of every opportunity to visit interesting points, and to take care to lose no good chance to scour the country in search of new fields for photographic labor.

 

Timothy O'Sullivan -Photographer of the American Civil War and the American West.



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"You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus."  — Mark Twain



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“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”
— Yousuf Karsh

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I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases. The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

 

Thomas Jefferson

Letter to William Ludlow, September 6, 1824.



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"The camera is an instrument that teaches people
how to see without a camera."  — Dorothea Lange



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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin



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For those who see and hear today's elected officials ordering obedience and choose to submit and yet overlook that these petty tyrants are ignoring those same dictates:

 

H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) wrote in the Sept. 19, 1926 edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune: “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.