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Sometimes - often in science and always in art -
one does not know what the problems were till after they have been solved.
-Christoph B. Esch
"Imagination is more important than knowledge . . ."
- Albert Einstein
"I always remind myself that if I aim at nothing I'll hit it every time!"
"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."
"I live in a very small house but my windows look out on a very large world."
- Confucius 550-478 BC
"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an
intelligence and make it a soul?"
"What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and
radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams."
"To take photographs is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge in
the face of fleeting reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image
becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
" It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is
invisible to the eye"
- Wes Jackson
" Be attentive to the minute particular"
- Wm. Blake
"Ars longa; vita brevis" (Art is long, life is short)
"If man has one good memory to go by, that may be enough to save him."
"When we are dreaming alone, it is only a dream.
When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality."
-Dom Helder Camara
"What makes photography a strange invention - with unforeseeable consequences
- is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
"One thing I would never photograph is a dog lying in the mud."
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his nature into his
-Henry Ward Beecher
"Art is the objectification of feeling."
"Art among a religious race produces relics; among a military one, trophies;
among a commercial one, articles of trade."
-Henry Fuseli, painter (1741-1825)
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that
"....I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Edison
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within
Every image of the past that is not recognized by the present as one of its
own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably.
-Walter Benjamin,"Theses on the Philosophy of History"
"A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt."
"...wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben...
(even a worm may be granted ecstasy)..."
-Ludwig Von Beethoven, Symphony #9, Choral
As the blossom cannot tell what becomes of its fragrance, so no one can tell
what becomes of his or her influence."
"You can not call yourself
until you are able to
then CREATE an ARTIFACT
which DEMONSTRATES QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT
in the COMMUNICATION
of your IDEA
with COMPETENCE and CONFIDENCE;
again and again"
-Shelton Wilder 2-24-1997
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he
grows up." -Pablo Picasso
A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning
to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.
- Mark Twain