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‘Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon.’ – Rumi

‘Man hath weav’d out a net, and this net throwne Upon the Heavens, and now they are his owne.’ – Donne

‘The important thing isn’t how long you live, but how well you live.’ – Seneca

‘Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.’ – Picasso

‘Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.’ – Confucius

‘I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.’ – Thoreau

‘Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.’ – Rand

‘An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.’ – Whistler

‘The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.’ – Bacon

‘Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.’ – Magritte

‘Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.’ – Jackson-Brown Jr.

‘There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.’ – Matisse

‘The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.’ – Bergson

‘A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.’ – Saint-Exupery

‘The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.’ – Milton

‘Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.’ – Walton

‘Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.’ – Swift

‘The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.’ – Picasso

‘The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.’ – Macy

‘Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies for instance.’ – Ruskin

‘If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn.’ – Charlie Parker

‘What’s bred in the bone will come out in the flesh.’ – Brewer

‘External goods are of trivial importance and without much influence in either direction: prosperity does not elevate the sage and adversity does not depress him. For he has always made the effort to rely as much as possible on himself and to derive all delight from himself.’ – Seneca

‘Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.’ – Horace

‘Every artist was first an amateur.’ – Emerson

‘To look at a thing is very different from seeing it.’ – Wilde

‘You can expand your reality by developing new ways of perceiving.’ – Bullock

‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. ‘ – Lange

‘The earth has music for those who listen.’ – Shakespeare

‘Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.’ – Tolstoy

‘The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.’ – Proust

‘He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.’ – Horace

‘A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart’ – Newman

‘Under peaceful conditions a warlike man sets upon himself’. – Nietzsche

‘If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.’ – Alexander the Great

‘At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.’ – Lao Tzu

‘What more can a person gain in life than that God/Nature reveals himself to him?’ – Goethe

‘The important thing is not the camera but the eye’ – Eisenstaedt

‘When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.’ – Adams

‘Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information’ – Man Ray

‘Knowing when enough is enough is always enough’ – Lao Tzu

‘To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms that give that event its proper expression.’ – Cartier-Bresson

‘And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.’ – Shakespeare

‘The People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses‘ – Juvenal

‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!’ – Goethe

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